Stonewall Jackson

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 26, 2009

I was listening to a country oldies station and wondered what you could tell me about Stonewall Jackson.
Jo-Anne Walton, Palmdale, Calif.

Stonewall Jackson (that is his real name) first hit the charts in late 1958 with "Life To Go." The longtime Grand Ole Opry star followed with more than 30 country hits, including¬† "Waterloo" and "B.J. the DJ." The U.S. Navy veteran, 77, lives in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife, Juanita, and enjoys fishing on his 9-acre lake with Opry pals Little Jimmy Dickens and Jim Ed Brown. "I split my time between the Opry and the road now," Jackson says. "I’ve just had a wonderful ride." The singer, who was an instrumental force in the honky-tonk sound of the late 1950s and early ’60s, has a new album, Stonewall Jackson and Super Friends: A Tribute, that features more than 20 songs and guest appearances by dozens of his country music friends.