Jimmie Rodgers is known as the "Father of Country Music" and "The Singing Brakeman"... on his plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame, where he was one of the first inductees, along with Hank Williams and Fred Rose, it says "The Man That Started It All". Now add the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
No entertainer in history is in the Country, Rock, Blues, Songwriter and Grammy Halls of Fame. He also received the W.C. Handy Blues Award and was the first entertainer on a commemorative postage stamp, honoring Rodgers as the beginning of their long-running Performing Arts Series.
Jimmie has been honored with the likes of Gene Autry, Hank Snow, Earnest Tubb, Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Elton John and Leon Russell all recording songs and tribute albums to him.
Jimmie Rodgers Legacy
The Jimmie Rodgers Legacy and Family Members want to invite you to come back to the
site often. We are under construction now, and weekly will be adding to our website,
where you will hear direct from the Jimmie Rodgers Family ... This website
in the Official Jimmie Rodgers Legacy and Family website, for all information on
JR and the four great-grand kids that make up the Jimmie Rodgers Legacy.
If there is any official contacts that need to be made regarding rights and other
official and legal representation of Jimmie Rodgers and all likeness and rights is
to be communicated with the JR Legacy as found on the Contact page on this site.
We're so excited to take you on a great train ride through music history...all aboard.
In celebration of Jimmie Rodgers being part of the birth of country music
on August 4th, 1927, some 90 years ago, we would like to invite you to listen
below to "The Soldier's Sweetheart" one of the songs that Jimmie recorded
for the producer Ralph Peer of Victor Talking Machines there in Bristol, TN.
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