Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson

Biography

Stonewall Jackson was a familiar figure on the country charts and at the Grand Ole Opry in the early part of the 1960s. With a slick Country Pop sound fashioned after the hardcore Honky Tonk of Hank Williams, Jackson initially hit in 1959 with the No. 1 "Waterloo" and spent the remainder of the decade in and around the No. 1 spot with each successive release. His drawling back porch delivery and palpably easy-going nature kept him high on the list of Grand Ole Opry favorites. An interesting fact is that he was blood relative of the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson. By the end of the '60s he had drifted into semi-obscurity but for a short time revived his career in 1971 with a cover of Lobo's novelty classic "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo."
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