Country singer Stonewall Jackson passes away at the age of 89

Country singer Stonewall Jackson passes away at the age of 89 after undergoing a ‘long battlewith vascular dementia

  • Jackson recorded numerous chart-topping tracks, including Waterloo, Don’t Be Angry and I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
  • He was well known for being the longest-running member of the Grand Ole Opry
  • The singer is survived by son, Stonewall Jackson Jr., whom he shared with late wife Juanita
  • Country singer Stonewall Jackson has died at the age of 89.

    The performer was best known for being a longtime member of the historic and long-running show, The Grand Ole Opry.

    根据 , executives from the Grand Ole Opry confirmed that the singer passed away on Saturday after a ‘long battlewith vascular dementia.

    Departed: Country singer Stonewall Jackson has died at the age of 89; he is seen in 2007

    Departed: Country singer Stonewall Jackson has died at the age of 89; he is seen in 2007

    Funeral arrangements for the performer are currently being made.

    Jackson is survived by his son, Stonewall Jackson Jr, whom he shared with his late wife Juanita, 谁死于 2019.

    The singer was born November of 1932 in Tabor City, 北卡罗来纳.

    He later moved to Nashville in the hopes of starting a musical career, and notably visited the offices of publishing company Acuff-Rose in the hopes of gaining an audition.

    在过去: The singer was born in Tabor City, 北卡罗来纳, and he later moved to a farm in southern Georgia

    在过去: The singer was born in Tabor City, 北卡罗来纳, and he later moved to a farm in southern Georgia

    He was introduced to Ernest Tubbs, who hired him as his opening act, and he was later given the Ernest Tubb Memorial Award for his contributions to country music in 1997.

    Jackson eventually gained an audition for the Grand Ole Opry, and he joined the organization in 1956 without having a recording contract, eventually becoming its longest-lasting member.

    His first hit, Life To Go, 被释放于 1958 and launched his career.

    The singer went on to record numerous chart-topping tracks, including Waterloo, Don’t Be Angry and I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water.

    Signing on: Jackson eventually gained an audition for the Grand Ole Opry, and he joined the organization in 1956 without having a recording contract, eventually becoming its longest-lasting member

    Signing on: Jackson eventually gained an audition for the Grand Ole Opry, and he joined the organization in 1956 without having a recording contract, eventually becoming its longest-lasting member

    根据 Associated Press, he racked up 44 singles on the Billboard country chart.

    His final hit was a cover of Lobo’s song Me and You and a Dog Named Boo, 发布于 1971, which broke the Top 40 on the US country listing.

    Jackson notably filed a federal age discrimination lawsuit against the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 75 在 2008.

    Stonewall claimed that his performances at the show had been cut back significantly beginning in 1998, and he sued for $10 million in compensatory damages and another $10 million in punitive damages.

    Taking action: Jackson notably filed a federal age discrimination lawsuit against the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 75 在 2008

    Taking action: Jackson notably filed a federal age discrimination lawsuit against the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 75 在 2008

    The musician later settled the lawsuit, with the terms of the agreement remaining withheld from the public.

    Jackson went on to form his own publishing company, Turp Tunes, which was ran by Juanita up until her death.

    The Associated Press also reported that he had privately published an autobiography entitled From the Bottom Up in 1991.

    在 2013, the musician sat down for an interview with Music Charts Magazine and expressed that, while he understood the need to record albums, he was primarily focused on performing at the Opry.

    Proud singer: 在 2013, the musician sat down for an interview with Music Charts Magazine and expressed that, while he understood the need to record albums, he was primarily focused on performing at the Opry; he is seen performing in 1999

    Proud singer: 在 2013, the musician sat down for an interview with Music Charts Magazine and expressed that, while he understood the need to record albums, he was primarily focused on performing at the Opry; he is seen performing in 1999

    ‘I’m not putting down the record end of the business because that’s very important, 太, But to me, the way I came here and all, the Grand Ole Opry’s been the mainstay in my career. I still love the Grand Ole Opry very, 非常,’ 他说.

    歌手, who used the show as a way of refining his performances, also expressed that ‘I intend to play it as long as I can still sing Don’t Be Angry.

    A performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday evening was dedicated to the singer’s memory.

    In remembrance: A performance at the Grand Ole Opry that on Saturday evening was dedicated to the singer's memory; he is seen in 2012

    In remembrance: A performance at the Grand Ole Opry that on Saturday evening was dedicated to the singer’s memory; he is seen in 2012

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