Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) was an American country music singer and songwriter known as the "Father of Country Music." He was one of the first musicians to achieve nationwide fame in the genre and is still revered as an icon of American music.

Rodgers' music was heavily influenced by the blues, jazz, and folk traditions of his time, and his signature "blue yodel" style became a hallmark of his sound. His songs often explored themes of love, heartbreak, and the struggles of the working class.

Some of his most famous songs include "Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas)," "Waiting for a Train," "In the Jailhouse Now," and "T.B. Blues." Despite a short recording career due to his early death from tuberculosis, Rodgers' impact on country music is immeasurable, and his songs have been covered by countless artists over the years.