Student, Pittsburgh Museum Institute, 1947.
He learned to play the banjo at age 9 and the guitar at age 12. Rogers was the leader of the band "The Rocky Mountain Boys". They are best known for their 1954 hit "Hydrogen Bomb", which was featured in the soundtrack of the movie "The Atomic Cafe".
Rogers' fans know him as "The American Folk Balladeer". In the 1950s, Rogers was a popular radio and television star in Amarillo, Texas, most notably in the TV series "The Panhandle Barn Dance".
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1947, PTO. Member of Knights of Columbus.
Married Elizabeth Ross. Children: Joanne, Kathy.