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THE STONEWALL JACKSON & DONNY RICHMOND DUET – NOW #1 in 3 DIFFERENT DECADES!!!

When recording stars Stonewall Jackson and Donny Richmond first had their “Jesus Is My Lifeline” Christian/Country duet released in 1996, it became the longest running National #1 hit in the history of the Music City News and Gospel Voice Charts. Ironically, at the time the song first hit #1, it knocked one of Donny’s other songs, “What Will He Say”, out of the #1 spot.

Donny & Stonewall recording in studio

Donny & Stonewall recording in studio

“Jesus Is My Lifeline” then went on to win numerous Awards, including Vocal Event of The Year, and the Legendary Achievement Award, presented to Stonewall and Donny on the Grand Ole Opry.

In 2006, on the recording’s 10th Anniversary, it was re-released, and once again reached #1 throughout Europe, on both the Euro Contemporary Christian and the Country Charts.

Now, in 2016, “Jesus Is My Lifeline”, has once again rocketed up the Charts. The recording has been certified at the U.S. National #1 spot on the international GTE Music Magazine’s Country Gospel/Christian Country/Bluegrass Gospel Charts, for the July 2016 Cover monthly edition.

This means Stonewall and Donny’s recording of “Jesus Is My Lifeline” has now become a #1 Chart Hit in 3 Different Decades, a music history milestone!!!

Stonewall & Donny - Vocal Collaboration of The Year Award.

Stonewall & Donny – Vocal Collaboration of The Year Award.

Also, the recording quickly reached the #2 spot for the June 2016 monthly international Airplay Express Downloads Chart, and is climbing additional international charts.

This adds to the history making careers of both artists. The veteran Stonewall is known as a cornerstone, along with Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell, of the hard driving “honky tonk” sound of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

When his “Waterloo” single crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Charts, he became one of the first country music artists ever to appear on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand national TV Show. He was also the very first artist ever to record an entire album live at the Grand Ole Opry.

Donny Richmond is known for being at the forefront in the development, during the 1990’s, of the contemporary genre of music now known as “Christian Country”.

Donny Richmond, Stonewall Jackson, Garth Brooks, unidentified lady, in studio for "Stonewall Jackson & Super Friends" Album

Donny Richmond, Stonewall Jackson, Garth Brooks, unidentified lady, in studio for “Stonewall Jackson & Super Friends” Album

During the genre’s formation, Donny was arguably it’s most publicized artist, in print media and on TV, and has received numerous Awards including the Living Legend Award from CGMA in Branson USA, Artist of The Decade, and Entertainer of The Decade.

“Jesus Is My Lifeline” by Stonewall & Donny is included in the historic album, “Stonewall Jackson & Super Friends”, recorded during the 1990’s, which includes over 50 of country music’s all-time best loved performers, such as Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, Charlie Daniels, and Roy Acuff in his last studio performance.

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