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Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson (born November 6, 1932) is a Country musician who achieved his greatest fame during Country's Golden Honky Tonk Era in the late 50's and early 60's. He was named after the famous general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, who was an ancestor.

His most popular song was "Waterloo" in 1959. The song is a haunting and catchy tune that states that "Everybody has to meet his Waterloo", meaning their fate or comeuppance. The song cites Adam, Napoleon and Tom Dooley as examples.

Stonewall Jackson was the first to join the Grand Old Opry before he got a recording contract. He signed to Columbia Records and debuted in 1958 with "Don't Be Angry". The song didn't score in the Top 40 (country), but it got him recognition. His breakthrough record debuted in the Country Top 40 in late 1958 with a song written by a youthful George Jones, "Life to Go". It peaked at #2 in early 1959 and his follow-up record, "Waterloo", was #1 for 5 weeks and crossed over into the Top 40 Pop charts, where it reached #4. His next #1 came in 1964, with "B.J. The D.J." (about an over-worked country music statio...

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