- NAME: Jimmie Rodgers
- OCCUPATION: Guitarist, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: September 08, 1897
- DEATH DATE: May 26, 1933
- Did You Know?: Jimmie Rodgers was known as the Father of Country Music after having recorded more tha 100 songs in only six years.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Meridian, Mississippi
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: James Charles Rodgers
- AKA: Jimmie Rodgers
- AKA: The Father of Country Music
- AKA: Blue Yodeler
- AKA: The Singing Brakeman
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Singer and guitartist Jimmie Rodgers performed with greats such as Louis Armstrong in the early 20th century before he became known as the Father of Country Music.
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When it comes to singing about struggle and emotion, there are few genres that match the intensity of country music. Country music was born from musicians that were brave enough to wear their hearts on their sleeves from happiness to heartache. Because of country icons like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Jimmie Rodgers, this southern, soulful genre has grown to become loved by many. Browse through the legends that established country music as the popular genre that it is today.
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A uniquely American genre, country music got its start in the South in the early 19th century, when immigrants blended their Old World sounds with African-American musical styles. But it was the lives of the musicians, as told in their songs, that turned country into one of the best-loved musical styles in the United States. Listeners could relate to Jimmie Rodgers' stories of the railroad in "The Brakeman's Blues"; Hank Williams' struggle with depression in tunes such as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"; and the promise of finding someone to rely on in George Jones' "Walk Through This World With Me." And its the universal struggles of love, loss, joy and longing found in each country song that keeps this music—and its performers—relevant throughout time.
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