Jimmie Rodgers is widely referred to as “The Father of Country Music” because of his outstanding contribution in the creation of a distinctive musical genre from a variety of diverse influences, such as the African American blues, early jazz, stage-show ...

While his six year-career was cut short, Jimmie Rodgers managed to create and define the role of a country music star.  His songs about rounders and gamblers, bounders and ramblers made him the first country star to be recognized all ...

On May 26, 1933, the world of country music lost the man who started it all. Jimmie Rodgers, who was honored as the Father of Country Music, died at the age of 35 after years of fighting tuberculosis. He succumbed ...

During the early 20th century, the lighthearted song “In the Jailhouse Now” became a popular vaudeville piece. The song has been covered several times by the likes of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, but one of the most popular recordings ...

Jimmie Rodgers, also known as the father of country music, has always produced great songs. Some of his notable tracks are the Blue Yodel series, “Waiting for a Train,” and “I’m Lonely and Blue.” Unfortunately, the singer died at an ...

Jimmie Rodgers, also known as the father of country music, has always produced great songs. Some of his notable tracks are the Blue Yodel series, “Waiting for a Train” and “I’m Lonely and Blue.” Unfortunately, the singer died at an ...

Jimmie Rodger’s Version In old times, prison songs are commonly written and performed by artists. One song is known to be recorded numerous times by notable names in country and western music. “In the Jailhouse Now” was a song that ...

Photo Credit: www.allmusic.com Ernest Tubb the “Texas Troubadour” is commemorating his 34th death anniversary today. With this, let’s all give him salute and respect through prayers. He’ll surely be smiling as he plays his guitar from up above. To remember ...

CIRCA 1930: Country singer Jimmie Rodgers poses for a portrait with an acoustic guitar in circa 1930. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) “In the Jailhouse Now,” tells a story of an oxygen thief or a useless person. Yes, an ...

Thomas Hoyt Bryant, commonly known as “Slim” Bryant, was one of the last links with the earliest days of country music. When we say that, we mean, the time when the genre was still labeled as “hillbilly”. Slim Bryant was ...

Many country music fans out there would already know the answer if they’re asked who the King of Country Music or the King of Country is. George Jones, George Strait, Johnny Cash will definitely be some of the answers. But ...

Beginning from the pioneers of Country music, The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, songs about family and faith were an integral part of the genre’s development. Again, for evidence’ sake, here’s a summary of the gospel chart-toppers throughout country music’s ...

Since the movie industry began, many country artists embrace the limelight of movies. Despite the undesirable circumstances of Hollywood movies, artists pushed their luck tested the water on the big screen. Without a doubt, they penetrated movies. The person who ...