And he became one of the legends of Country Music.
Music was a side show to Rodgers, who recorded when he could in the 1920s and 1930s. Sadly, he was stricken with tuberculosis, and died young in 1933. Just shy of his 36th birthday, be had gone to New York City to make some recordings but was so weakened by his affliction that he joined in death the discoverer of penicillin (no, it's not who you think). Ironically, the penicillin cure didn't help either against tuberculosis.
But this is music from when Progressives weren't embarrassed by working men, or working men's music. It would be A Good Thing if they'd learn to appreciate it again.