Grand Ole Opry member and country music artist Stonewall Jackson passed away Saturday morning after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was born in Tabor City, N.C. on Nov. 6, 1932.
Mr. Jackson joined the Grand Ole Opry on Nov. 3, 1956, longer ago than any other current Opry member. Over the course of his decades-long career, Mr. Jackson’s traditional country sound landed on the Billboard country singles chart more than 40 times, including with his now-classic “Waterloo” as well as “Don’t Be Angry”, “I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water”, and “B.J. the D.J.”, among many others.
Saturday’s performance of the Opry will be dedicated in Mr. Jackson’s honor. Further arrangements are pending.