Stonewall Jackson’s Lawsuit Against Opry Settled

The age discrimination lawsuit Stonewall Jackson filed against the Grand Ole Opry was settled on Friday (Oct. 3) although terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. The 75-year-old singer filed the lawsuit last year, seeking $10 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damage. Jackson said he had lost his health insurance through the Opry because he could no longer meet the requirements when his personal appearances were reduced by general manager Pete Fisher. Jackson has returned to performing on the show in recent months. His No. 1 country hits include “Waterloo” (1959) and “B.J. the D.J.” (1963).