According to the recent news update, the country musician Stonewall Jackson, the singer of the Grand Ole Opry for around 50 years and had the No. 1 hits with “Waterloo” along with others, died this Saturday while fighting with a long battle of vascular dementia. The singer died at 89.
The Opry, which is the longest-running radio show within the history, just announced about the Stonewall Jackson death in their new release. Moreover, Stonewall Jackson, a guitarist who performed on the Opry started his career in 1956 and was seen appearing in the show in 2010. His actual name was Stonewall, after Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
As per WSMV-TV, the late Porter Wagoner also introduced Stonewall Jackson in his show by highlighting that the Opry “with a heart full of love and a sack full of songs.”
“Waterloo” was supposed to be a great hit in the country and it also pop charts in the year 1959. Moreover, his other hits, which were released in the 1960s included “Don’t Be Angry,” “B.J. the D.J,” “Why I’m Walkin’,” “A Wound Time Can’t Erase” and “I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water.”
In 1971, he recorded his version of Lobo’s “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo.”
Over the course of his career, Jackson landed 44 singles on the Billboard country charts.
Over his career, Stonewall Jackson landed more than 44 singles over the Billboard country charts. In addition, at the age of 75, he also settled a federal age discrimination lawsuit against Opry as they cut back appearances in 1998, and also sought $10 million as compensation for the damages. However, the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Jackson was raised on a south Georgia farm and was born in eastern North Carolina.
In 1991, he also privately published his autobiography, “From the Bottom Up.”