JAMES CHARLES RODGERS
1897 - 1933
Born in Meridian, Mississippi September 8, 1897, the
son of Aaron Rodgers, a section foreman on the Mobile
and Ohio Railroad, Jimmie Rodgers was soon to be-
come a legend in his own time. He was the first country
music artist known to all who knew him as the Blue
Yodler, the Singing Brakeman, and later The Father of
Country Music. On May 26, 1933, Jimmie Rodgers died
of T.B. at the age of 35. In six short years, Jimmie
recorded 110 records. A museum honoring the first to
enter the Country Music Hall of Fame, is located in
Highland Park, Meridian, Mississippi.
Pub. by Edgar Manuel, Jr., Meridian, Miss.