7. Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie Rodgers, who became known as "The Father of Country Music," was taught to play as a child by railroad workers and train-hopping hobos. Different times, the 1910s were. He set the stage for future country singers by dressing like the common people he set out to entertain, as well as donning classic American suiting, which was also a staple of the working man way back then. Almost every country singer who came after "The Singing Brakesman" owed much to this man, both for their sound and setting the starting point of country music's style evolution.