Andrew Jenkins


Born: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada


The Rev. Andrew W. Jenkins (November 26, 1885, Jenkinsburg, Georgia – April 25, 1957, Thomaston, Georgia) was a leading composer of American country, folk and gospel songs. He is credited with more than 800 compositions, about a third of which were nonsacred. He and his stepchildren performed as the Jenkins Family, a group considered to be the first family act to record country music, while Jenkins himself was among the most important country composers of the 1920s.

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