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Stonewall Jackson (1932–2021), Grand Ole Opry star

by Kirk Fox

Stonewall Jackson was a country music singer who was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Grand Ole Opry legend

Stonewall Jackson was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry who was a country music star during the honky tonk era of the 1950s and 1960s. After serving in the Navy, he went to Nashville in 1956 and his career quickly took off. He had number one country music hit songs in 1959 with “Waterloo” and again in 1964 with “B.J. the D.J.” He continuted to have songs on the country charts until the 1970s. Jackson was a longtime performer at the Grand Ole Opry and he was the last living solo artist to have been inducted in the 1950s.

Notable Quote

“I came into town, stopped at a little motel on the south side of town, and checked in.” Across the street stood Acuff-Rose offices. He added, “I said, I believe I’ll walk over there and see if anybody in country music will talk to me.” – according to the Grand Ole Opry


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