BREAKING: Grand Ole Opry Member Stonewall Jackson Dead at 89

Stonewall Jackson; Photo by Bev Le Croy
Stonewall Jackson; Photo by Bev Le Croy
Stonewall Jackson; Photo by Bev Le Croy

Country music artist Stonewall Jackson, who was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. 

Jackson passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 following a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89 years old. 

Born in Tabor City, North Carolina on November 6, 1932, Jackson moved to Nashville in 1956. 

He scored his first country hit with “Life To Go” in 1958. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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is known for songs such as “Waterloo,” “Don’t Be Angry,” “I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water,” and “B.J. the D.J.” Over the course of his decades-long career, the North Carolina native charted more on the Billboard country singles chart over 40 times. 

He joined the Grand Ole Opry on November 3, 1956, longer ago than any other current Opry member. 

Tonight’s performance of the Opry will be dedicated in Jackson’s honor.

Further arrangements are pending.

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