What's NEW?

I know that when you go to a web site, you're usually wondering,
'Has anything changed??' and 'What's NEW?'
Here you will find the latest updates to our fan club website.
Hopefully, this will help to make the site more user friendly.

Check in often for the latest NEW pages, or information.

Just a note..
Sometimes when opening a web page that has lots of graphics (or large image or sound files),
it may be necessary to refresh the page in order for all the images to load...especially with the newer systems.
If you are accessing our website via a mobile phone, you probably are NOT getting some of the intended effects.
On some phones, the background music will not be heard...also...the different styles of scripts such as 'Java' may not be available.
So, when possible, please view our website via a computer, for full enjoyment.
The pages I build for our website include different types of scripting and lots of graphics, so...
for BEST performance, I do suggest using 'Internet Explorer' for browsing.
It has been brought to my attention that other browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) do NOT allow the background music, and some of the scripting
that MOST of these pages will include. SO sorry about that!
WHEN I GET A CHANCE, I will try to find out how to make my pages adaptable to at least MOST browsers.
I am NOT a PROFESSIONAL by ANY stretch of the imagination, Ha!...but I will do my best to make this website work for as many as I can.
So sorry that some of you haven't been able to get the 'full effect' of some of our material.
If you see problems with viewing of our website, please EMAIL ME.
Thanks SO much to so MANY of you, for your support in my efforts to keep this site up and running.








Mary Fouraker for sharing your photos from this event!

(Friday March 13, 2015)



James at WJXT in Jacksonville, FL today.








Pop pop and Mimi made a "Mr Snowman" for baby James !




SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

(Just added 2-25-15)









Volunteers holding up signs at the end of the Telethon to show appreciation for News Channel 9.


Former Popular Dollywood and Pigeon Forge Musician James Rogers
Will Perform at Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Annual Telethon

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Feb. 10, 2015- Former Dollywood performer, James Rogers, who worked with Dolly Parton for 27 years,
will be performing at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga annual Telethon airing March 7, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on WTVC.
The reason behind RMHC of Greater Chattanooga’s annual Telethon is to thank donors for their past support and to encourage viewers to call-in and make a donation.

RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is celebrating 25 years and wanted to incorporate Rogers not only for entertainment purposes,
but because he is a respected Chattanooga native. In his early days, Rogers played at Music Mansion in Pigeon Forge
where 2,000 seats were nearly full each night.

According to Jane Kaylor, President and CEO of Chattanooga RMHC,
“James Rogers has long been a friend of critically-ill children…entertaining them with his music
and raising funds for a variety of charities that provides services to sick children.
Right before the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House opened in 1990, James recorded a public service announcement
to bring awareness of and funding for the “House that love built” adjacent to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.”

The four-hour prime time telecast hosted by WTVC is part of RMHC of Greater Chattanooga’s annual Share-A-Night campaign,
which encourages donations in $55 increments to help pay for a family’s night stay.
Families are asked to make a $10 donation to help offset a portion of the expenses;
however, 70% of the families are unable to afford the nominal contribution.
No family is ever turned away for their inability to make the requested donation.
Share-A-Night contributions make it possible for families to stay at RMHC regardless of their financial situation.

The telecast will also have interviews of past families, volunteers, and businesses who’ve been impacted by RMHC in a substantial way.
The Tennessee La-Z-Boy manufacturing facility will have a “La-Z-Boy Lounge”
that will showcase their donated furniture to RMHC of Greater Chattanooga that will be up for bid that evening.

Turn your TV channel to WTVC-News Channel 9 on the evening of March 7
and see stories motivating the public to believe in the organization’s mission
of serving families with critically ill and injured children.
To find out more, contact (423) 778-4300 or visit www.rmhchattanooga.com.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga
Established in 1990, Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a “home away from home”
each year for approximately 600 families of critically injured and seriously ill children
receiving treatment at nearby hospitals in Chattanooga. RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is an independent,
501(c) 3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations.
The cornerstone programs are the 26-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room
located inside Erlanger’s Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile,
a full medical clinic to underserved, school-age children in Bradley and Polk Counties.
Ronald McDonald House Charities also offers up to 50, $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors.


We are SOOO proud of you, James Rogers!! You are the BEST!

(JUST ADDED 2/12-15)






We have 5 new additions to James Schedule.

See the Show Schedule Page for that info.

James will be working on the new album on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Knoxville...he hopes to have it done in two weeks or so.

I know we all look forward to getting that one!

Be sure to see all the new scheduled appearances at the Show Schedule!



We saw another superb performance from James Rogers
on December 18, 2014 at his HOME FOR CHRISTMAS show in Ringgold, GA!

I am SO glad I was able to go this year.
If you couldn't make it, you missed a great one!
Hope you can make plans to attend THIS annual event, in December this year!

We'll have info and details about it as soon as it's all decided.

Click link above to see our new page for that special show!



*click above scroll to bottom of page to order*



I no longer have the PO address that was on my old business cards.
If you need to send correspondence please send to:
Freda Shepherd
129 Shepherd Rd.
Cordova, AL 35550



Click here to sign up for our FREE "E-News"

BY THE WAY.. you will see ADVERTISEMENTS for various things on your E-newsletter when you receive it.
PLEASE forgive...those are NOT FROM ME, nor do they have ANYTHING to do with James Rogers or "Friends of James Rogers"!
They are a condition of having the newsletter as a FREE service from 'Bravenet'.
Thanks to all of you who have signed up already.
If you have questions..please let me know.
Any suggestions or comments are welcomed.


About E-News Subscriptions...Please note:
After you go through the initial subscription steps you will receive an EMAIL
with instructions that you must follow to CONFIRM your subscription.
Until you complete the process, you will be on a 'PENDING' list and will not receive the newsletters until your subscription is confirmed.

PENDING subscriptions that have been unconfirmed for more than 7 days
will be removed automatically (by BRAVENET, not by me)
to free up space on our mailing list when new subscribers are added.






If you haven't been able to find James' new Facebook Page, I've created a link here which will lead you there.

For questions or comments, please email me.





I want to especially THANK you all for your wonderful comments and kind words
about my work here, on our "Friends of James Rogers" website.
It is a pleasure and an honor for me, and as I told each one, I want it to be a fun thing for us all.



Site designed and maintained by