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Grand Ole Opry Hit With Age Discrimination Suit

Law360 (January 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Country music star Stonewall Jackson has sued the Grand Ole Opry for allegedly keeping him off the renowned stage because of his age.

Jackson, 74, filed the lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville against Gaylord Entertainment, which owns the Grand Ole Opry radio program. The suit also names Opry general manager Peter Fisher as a defendant.

“He feels like he’s been wronged and he’s seeking what he feels he’s entitled to,” said Kirk L. Clements, Jackson’s lawyer....
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