Jimmie Rodgers has had 13 number one hit records and sold over 60 millions records worldwide in his career including such hits as Honeycomb, Secretly, and Kisses Sweeter than Wine.
For a period of four years he sold out every one of his engagements in his own theater in Branson Missori. He is currently co-starring with Steve Rossi in a show called Two Legends the legend of song and the legend of comedy. Both he and Steve are in the legends hall of fame.
If you want to enjoy a great evening of comedy and hit songs Jimmie Rodgers and Steve Rossi are the perfect pair!
A Snapshot at Jimmie’s career:
A few facts about …….
First Hit Record 1957: Honeycomb (#1 for 22 weeks)
Fourteen Gold Singles: Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Oh-Oh I’m Falling in Love Again, Secretly, Bim Bom Bey, Are You Really Really Mine? , Tucumcari, The Long Hot Summer, Woman From Liberia, Make Me A Miracle, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, It’s Over, Child of Clay
Six Gold Albums: Jimmie Rodgers Favorite Hits, Jimmie Rodgers: The Golden Years, It’s OVer, Waltzing Matilda, Child of Clary Album 1, Jimmie Rodgers
Hit Records: From 1957 to 1960 recorded 21 Top-20 hit records with 14 in the Top-10. Overall recorded 45 singles charted in the top 40, 18 in the top 10 and 8 at #1.
Grammy Nominations: 1958 Best Country Western Vocal Performance, Oh-Oh I’m Falling in Love Again
1966 Best Pop Vocal Performance, It’s Over
1967 Best Pop Vocal Performance, Child of Clay
Halls of Fame: AS-SAR-BEN Western Hall of Fame elected 1971
Academy of Country Music Career Achievement Award nominated 1983
Rock’nRoll Hall of Fame nominated 1986
Northwest Area Hall of Fame elected 1991
Variety Show Host: The Jimmie Rodgers Show with Connie Francis (NBC/New York 1958)
The Carol Burnett Summer Replacement Show (CBS 1969)
Jimmie Rodgers Folk World (highest rated music show in Los Angeles 1965-67)
Guest Appearances: Dinah Shore, The Perry Como Show, Ed Sullivan, Jack Parr, Joey Bishop, Kraft Music Hall, The Smothers Brothers Show, Hee Haw
Movies: Back Door to Hell with Jack Nicholson
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come with Chill Wills and George Kennedy
The World Through the Eyes of Children written, produced, and directed by Jimmie Rodgers
Movie Soundrack: The Long Hot Summer starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wrote and recorded music and lyrics
Commercial Jingles: Wrote and recorded music and lyrics for award winning commercials for spaghetti-os and Honeycomb cereal.