Grand Ole Opry country singer Stonewall Jackson dies at age 89


Nashville, Tennessee (AP) —Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who has sung for over 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry and won first place in “Waterloo,” died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. I did. He was 89 years old.

Opuri, The longest-running radio show in history, Announcing Jackson’s death in a news release.

Guitarist Jackson played in Opuri in 1956 and appeared in the show in 2010 as well. His real name was Stonewall after Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson of the South Army.

according to WSMV-TV, The late Porter Wagoner introduced Stonewall at the show, saying he came to Opuri “with a heart full of love and a bag full of songs.”

“Waterloo” was a hit on the country pop chart in 1959. His other hits were mainly in the 1960s, “Don’t get angry”, “BJ the DJ”, “Why I’m Walkin'”, “A I can’t erase the time I was hurt” and “Hand with muddy water”. I washed it. “

In 1971 he recorded his version of Robo’s “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo”.

During his career, Jackson landed 44 singles on the Billboard Country Charts.

In 2008, at the age of 75, he settled a federal age discrimination lawsuit against Opuri. He claimed that Opuri officials had reduced his appearance since 1998, seeking $ 10 million in compensatory damages and $ 10 million in punitive damages. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

Jackson was born in eastern North Carolina and grew up on a farm in southern Georgia.

The mentor in Jackson’s early career was the country legend Ernest Tubb. He bought him clothes for his first stage and hired him as an opening act. According to the Grand Ole Opry website, he was awarded the Ernest Tubb Memorial Award in 1997 for his contributions to country music.

In 1991, he personally published his autobiography, “From the Bottom Up.”