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!
Father of Country Music a.k.a. the Man That
Started it all...to receive Lifetime Achievement
Grammy at the 59th Grammy Awards February
2017 in Hollywood, California.
Jimmie Rodgers Legacy
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".
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.