Country singer Stonewall Jackson dies at 89

Stonewall is credited with the first “live” album recorded at the Ryman Auditorium, with his Recorded Live at the Grand Ole Opry album in 1971.

The 89-year-old was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 65 years, making him the most tenured member until his death on Saturday (Dec. 4). He joined the Opry on Nov. 3, 1956 and later recorded a live album from the stage. "Don't Be Angry" (1964), "A Wound Time Can't Erase" (1962), "Stamp Out Loneliness" (1967) and "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" (1971) were among his other commercially successful songs. The latter was a cover of a Lobo song and Jackson's final Top 10 hit.

"Thank you for all the music and memories, Stonewall Jackson," the Grand Ole Opry tweeted. Saturday night's show will be dedicated to him.

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Stonewall Jackson, the Grand Ol Opry's most Senior Member, has died.

On November 3, 1956, Stonewall Jackson was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, making him the longest-serving member of the organization.

The Country Legend will be honored during the Opry performance on Saturday night.

Jackson was known for songs like "Waterloo",  and "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water", which charted more than 40 times on the Billboard country singles chart throughout his career.

Stonewall Jackson was 89.






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