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Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:25 AM

Grand Ole Opry country singer Stonewall Jackson dies at 89

Source: AP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with “Waterloo” and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89.

The Opry, the longest-running radio show in history, announced Jackson’s death in a news release.

Jackson, a guitarist, performed on the Opry beginning in 1956 and was still appearing on the show in 2010. His real name was Stonewall, after Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

According to WSMV-TV, the late Porter Wagoner would introduce Stonewall on his show by saying he came to the Opry “with a heart full of love and a sack full of songs.”



FILE - Grand Ole Opry singer Stonewall Jackson smiles in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 11, 2007. Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with "Waterloo" and others, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/arts-and-entertainment-tennessee-porter-wagoner-e594a90960bcb76b2f73fa43cf0fe791

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Omaha Steve Dec 2021 OP
Comfortably_Numb Dec 2021 #1
prodigitalson Dec 2021 #4
prodigitalson Dec 2021 #2
prodigitalson Dec 2021 #3
Haggard Celine Dec 2021 #5
yellowdogintexas Dec 2021 #7
kentuck Dec 2021 #6
msongs Dec 2021 #8
prodigitalson Dec 2021 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:36 AM

1. No fetishized Confederacy here...

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:45 AM

4. He was from a time before racism was bad

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Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:42 AM

3. My first thought was 'didnt he die in 1863?'

Then I read the obit and I vaguely remember the song "Waterloo' from The Porter Wagoner Show on my grandparents TV as a tot. Mostly I just remember PW's giant wall of hair.

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Response to prodigitalson (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 08:59 AM

5. Porter Wagoner was the Liberace of country music.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 11:33 AM

7. This is true. However, he brought us Dolly Parton

and I can forgive him almost anything just because of that.
Even that hair and the rhinestone suits

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 09:50 AM

6. Don't Be Angry

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Sun Dec 5, 2021, 03:03 PM

8. the instrumental track of Waterloo rocks out big time

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Response to msongs (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 5, 2021, 09:03 PM

9. Pretty good bluegrassy jam imho nt

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