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Jimmie Rodgers won a talent contest when he was 12 years old. After that experience he knew music was his calling and he never gave up his dreams of performing.  He realized his dreams and in the process made significant contributions to the development of American music and  earned the titles of “America’s Blue Yodeler” and “The Father of Country Music.” The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation honors his dreams, hopes and accomplishments each year with a talent competition and provides opportunities for aspiring musicians to be recognized.