Stonewall Jackson Sues Opry in Age Case

Stonewall Jackson Sues Opry in Age Case

There are 59 comments on the The Associated Press story from Jan 11, 2007, titled Stonewall Jackson Sues Opry in Age Case . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Country music legend Stonewall Jackson, 74, is claiming that age discrimination by the Grand Ole Opry's general manager has kept him off the stage.

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Vietvet75

AOL

#44 Jun 25, 2007
I met Stonewall when I was stationed with his older brother,Wade,(The author of Don't Be Angry), At Donaldson AFB in South Carolina. Stonewall was an extreemly entertaining person and really easy to talk to. He has an amazing talen. Years later my son worked for Acuff and Rose. when Gaylord bought them out, my son quit. He told me they were probably the worst people as a whole, that he had ever met. GET 'EM STONEWALL
BILL KIMMEY

United States

#45 Jul 14, 2007
HOORAY FOR STONEWALL,HE SHOULD ALSO SUE THEM FOR THE DAMAGE THEY HAVE DONE TO REAL COUNTRY MUSIC.SHAINA TWAIN, KID ROCK DON"T KNOW THE MEANING OF (COUNTRY)
JAYME WYATT

Knoxville, TN

#46 Jul 14, 2007
hi dudes watz up
Marty Corn

AOL

#47 Jul 21, 2007
Me and my brother are Playing and singing with Stonewall Jackson for a show in Crawford County,Indiana, on August 18.I am fourty two years and I consider this a Dream come true to be able to play with a legend of stonewall's caliber. My Stepson is 10 years old and is starting to play guitar and goes around singing Muddy Water constantly. I reach out to Mr. Fischer, which is probably a good man (because he likes country music)to reconcider his views on the older country stars,they are the foundation of not only country music but in our country's strength and values. I refuse to believe that Mr. Fischer Trully feels that there is no place for gray hair in the Opry. I would like to say to Mr. Fischer give Stonewall the respect and dignity that he has earned and so well deserves. Lets not committ any more murders up on music row. Just ask George and Allan. Marty Corn Marengo,In
Russ Johnson

Lehigh Acres, FL

#48 Jul 23, 2007
Stonewall Jackson,Ray Price, Ernest Tubb,FaronYoung,Kitty Wells,Hank-Locklin,Snow,Willia ms,&Jr.too,Waylon&Will ie,ConnieSmith,WebbPearce,no show Jones,You get the message----Gaylord--Pete Fisher Who?
jane

AOL

#49 Jul 28, 2007
mr. fischer country is what made the opra and now you are destroying it why???? give me the good old country boys any time gray hair or no hair is ok you will be old too
bluegrasslives

Ransom, KY

#50 Aug 4, 2007
Fire Fisher!!!I hope he reads these comments on this board!!!!!. Fisher you are worse than a LOW LIFE!!!!!!!
bluegrasslives

Ransom, KY

#51 Aug 4, 2007
And By the way I wont be coming to see or support the opry anymore as i am 58 yrs old and greyhaired!!!!!
bluegrasslives

Ransom, KY

#52 Aug 4, 2007
We dont have any country music anymore, The so called crap music is by people who just washed the purple and orange dye out of their hair!!! sickening is what it is, bunch of salm singing pill heads cocaine addicts!!!!!
Aly Donner

Englewood, CO

#53 Sep 12, 2007
They still have country music in Maryland! I am going to see grey haired Stonewall Jackson in Baltimore at the Country Legends Concert at the Lyric on Friday 6/20/2007 AND I don't have gray hair. The concert is being put on by Maryland Public Television. Now I can see a concert, and support Stonewall and his grey hair! I hope the concert sells out, that'll send a message to Fischer! I obtained my tickets on-line from here
http://pbsmail.org/mpt/pledgenow click on My Music: Country Pop Legends for the tickets. I see that you can also call 1-800-522-8915 for the tickets. I hope to see lots people there with every color hair!
Sharon Tranel Illinois

Sherrard, IL

#54 Dec 20, 2007
I feel Stonewall Jackson has every right to be on the Opry as many times a week as he would like. There are older artists than Stonewall entertaining us on the Opry and he has every right. I do not see how one man can determine who will or will not appear on the Opry stage. It is the great artists that started many years ago that have paved the way for the young artists and they should take some lessons from all the super stars that just because they are lucky to continue to grow older does not mean they are too old to appear on the Opry. I have been to the Opry many times and I have enjoyed each and every show especially when the older artists appear. Lets give Stonewall a chance and let his do what makes him happy and this also goes for Charley Louvin.
Vitojoe

Humble, TX

#55 Dec 27, 2007
The "Country Music" as a true country music fan knows has slowly been taken away.The living "true" country music artist has been put on the back shelve. In just a few more years the likes of Alan Jackson, which is about the only artist that resembles "country music" will be gone also.

Its a shame how the "controllers" of Nashevilles music cannot see the fan base with the older country music fan compared to the younger country music fan.

Here is a question that I must ask. The Nasheville artists that has worldwide recognizeable names, and see the drastic change in "true" country music,and see their future careers being over taken by the "new" country music, how come they have not taken a stand on this. Maybe this Stonewall Jackson lawsuit will bring them out of the closet .
james Burney

Las Vegas, NV

#56 Jan 23, 2008
why is anyone trying to keep good people off the Grand Ole Opra. they should be trying to get some good singers on.
It isnt the country music i use to listen to. ALL the stars use to take pride in their music.
Anymore they just get up and (Yell),not able to understand what they say,and most of the time their songs (or words to songs)dont even rhime,
and to watch some of them,the way they dress, you would think they couldnt afford to buy a good pair of jeans..with them torn and the knee's out of them. what ever happened to the nice songs you could relate to? and understand.
Come on you (new-comers)atleast pretend you care....
T Baughman

Lenoir, NC

#57 Feb 3, 2008
The likes of Gaylord and Fischer need to clear out their desks, pack their brief cases and move to MTV where they would be better suited and appreciated. Good Country will not Die because the stars are aging but because of management that think the dollar is the bottom line. I'm sure glad the Bluegrass folks don't think like that.
TONY

Rochester, PA

#59 Apr 14, 2008
GO GET"EM STONE WALL THE OPERY IS"NT THE SAME. THE PEOPLE AT GAYLORD HAVE THEIR HEAD UP THEIR ASS, LISTEN TO HANK 3
Sawgrass Willy

Charlottesville, VA

#60 Apr 14, 2008
Hannah McMahon wrote:
There is no excuse for age discrimination, HOWEVER, if I am unable to do my job properly, I expect to loose that job. Many of the older stars featured on the Opry, have great difficulty singing nowadays. Often, but not always, thier performances are well below the standards they set for themselves in previous decades. In addidion, the Opry is a business. Always has been. The older stars often are not able draw viewers and ticket buyers like the new stars can. If the Opry doesn't have viewers/listeners/attendance, there will be no more Opry for anyone. If an artist is able to entertian and draw viewers, please come! If not, do everyone a favor and retire gracefully. That goes for young and old alike.
Plus they don't look as good as Shania, Faith, et al. When I see Shania or Faith, I get horny as hell.
Sawgrass Willy

Charlottesville, VA

#61 Apr 14, 2008
bluegrasslives wrote:
We dont have any country music anymore, The so called crap music is by people who just washed the purple and orange dye out of their hair!!! sickening is what it is, bunch of salm singing pill heads cocaine addicts!!!!!
True! They are rockers who can't make bucks in that genre so they've reinvented themselves as C&W artists. What a crock! The only thing more ridiculous is Christian rock!
Robert Ownby

Madison, TN

#62 May 18, 2008
I have just written a new single called "They Don't Play Country Music at the Opry Anymore."
I will be glad to send a copy to any DJs intrested.
Robert Ownby 1941 Bluff Mtn. Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876 House Of Smoky Mountain Music and Smoky Mountain Music Historical Foundation.
Cordially,
Robert Ownby
KEN GEORGIA

AOL

#63 Jul 14, 2008
WELL I GUESS YOU FOLKS KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO COUNTRY MUSIC.THE GAYLORD PEOPLE WANTED ALL OF THE MUSIC BUSSINESS SO THEY AND THE NASHVILLE RECORDING INTREST WATERED IT DOWN WITH A MIX OF ROCK POP TRASH THAT DON'T EVEN SOUND LIKE ANYTHING NEAR COUNTRY MUSIC ANYMORE.IT'S SELF DESTRUCTING.

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