My Husband, Jimmie Rodgers was the first book-length biography ever published about a country musician, and fittingly so. Songs that Rodgers popularized - "T for Texas", "Daddy and Home", "In the Jailhouse Now", "Miss the Mississippi" - are still a regular part of many country performers' repertoires. Despite a recording career that lasted only six years (1927-33) and ended with Rodgers's untimely death from tuberculosis, in many ways Jimmie Rodgers is very much still with us. For years, My Husband, Jimmie Rodgers (first published in 1935) offered the only detailed account of the life of this colorful and influential musician. My Husband, Jimmie Rodgers remains a fascinating firsthand account of this engaging, memorable musician now acknowledged as the Father of Country Music.
Paperback, 248 pages.