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Jimmie Rodgers

American country singer

Jimmie Rodgers is ...


Born 8 September 1897 in Meridian
Died 26 May 1933 in New York City
Age 35 years, 8 months
Cause tuberculosis

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation guitarist, singer, singer-songwriter, songwriter and yodeler
Instrument guitar and violin
Notable work T for Texas
Genre country music and blues

About Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers was a pioneer of American country music, known for his unique blend of blues, jazz, and folk influences. Born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1897, Rodgers grew up in poverty and worked various odd jobs before pursuing a career in music.

In the 1920s, Rodgers began performing on radio shows and recording for various labels, including Victor and Columbia. His first hit, "Blue Yodel (T for Texas)," was released in 1927 and became an instant classic. Over the next few years, Rodgers recorded dozens of songs, including "Waiting for a Train," "In the Jailhouse Now," and "T.B. Blues."

Despite his success, Rodgers' health was deteriorating due to tuberculosis, which he had contracted as a child. He continued to perform and record, but his condition worsened, and he died in 1933 at the age of 35.

Rodgers' influence on country music cannot be overstated. His innovative style, which combined elements of blues, jazz, and folk, paved the way for future generations of country artists. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.


- "Jimmie Rodgers." Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,

- "Jimmie Rodgers." Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

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