Jimmie Rodgers's Music Career

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Jimmie Rodgers had a hard time starting off his career,but in the end he was successful. In 1927, he teamed up with a string band called the Tenneva Ramblers. The band landed a regular but unpaid spot on a local radio station in Asheville, North Carolina. When they lost their job at the station the band managed to find a new gig performing at a Blue Ridge Mountains resort. Jimmie got a big break from his singing career when he learned that Ralph Peer, was holding a additions in Bristol, Tennessee. Their additions went over well, but the night before they were scheduled to record with Peer, Rodgers and his band got into an argument about billing. The next morning Rodgers went in to record alone, just his voice and guitar. His first song

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