National Country Music Day

Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers

National Country Music Day is celebrated July 4th of each year. The idea of National Country Music Day is dated back to the 1950’s with the Country Music Deejay Association (CMDJA) as a way to commemorate Jimmie Rodgers and country music. It does not appear that National Country Music Day is an “official” holiday, but that doesn’t stop the celebrations.

James Charles Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933), known as Jimmie Rodgers, was an American country singer in the early 20th century known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling. Among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as The Singing Brakeman, The Blue Yodeler, and The Father of Country Music.