Jimmie Rodgers, The Father of Country Music chose Kerrville to build, “Blue Yodeler’s Paradise,” his dream house at 617 West Main. Jimmie was a recording star from 1926-1933 who rose to fame while enduring a death sentence with tuberculosis. He recorded with Louis Armstrong, toured with Will Rodgers and still influences music today.
The life mission of Kathleen Hudson is to share stories and songs that make a difference in the world. Kathleen will share stories learned from producing an annual music tribute, The Texas Heritage Days. Using video as well as her own research, Kathleen will engage the class in many aspects of Rodgers local history. Jimmie Rodgers is know as American’s Singing Brakeman, The Blue Yodeler, and the Father of Country Music. He remains influential in many forms of music today and is the only musician inducted into every music hall of fame.