A name in original country and western music, well known to thousands of U.S. service men and women on military installations in the U.S. and overseas for decades has re-emerged and "a rarin to go" again with fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lead guitar and more in addition to spell binding stories and comedy. A "Tops in Blue" contest winner and performer in Military Special Services traveling shows and productions.
Wade Jackson has traveled and performed on the same stages and shows with JImmie Rodgers, Red Sovine, Grandpa Jones, George Morgan, The Great Country comedian "Duke Of Paducah", Justin Tubb, Ernie Ashworth, Nat Stuckey, Johnny Cash and Stonewall Jackson, who happens to be his brother.
While stationed in Rhein Main, Germany on his last overseas tour before retirement, Wade organized and led his famous "Strings Kings" Band while booking and inspiring four other great bands which he also managed.
The and great Tommy Duncan, Bob Luman, and Red Sovine were among the famous big Country Music Stars who entertained thousands of U.S. personnel and their dependents backed by Wade Jackson and the String Kings.
He still corresponds with quite a few of his old GI Buddies and loves to play engagements on military installations. "It's one of the places I can really feel at home and love to get mail from military folks and their supporting families", Wade said. Wade related one instance, "While during the War in Korea, and our Company E, 2nd Bn. of the 21st Regt. of the 24th Inf. Div. was being held in reserve, a special services show of all GI talent came through to entertain us and borrowed me, literally out of the foxhole, to continue the rest of their entertainment stops with them. I felt so honored and privileged that my eyes still get a little damp when I think about it. My military career has been very good to me and the music industry has also been another dream fulfilling experience.
From left to right:
Stonewall Jackson, Wade Jackson and Marvin Jackson all
served in the military.
Marvin and Wade retired
from the military.. Wade also served as "Entertainment Specialist" and entertained troops throughout his military service in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Stonewall Jackson on the left, appeared on
The Wade JacksonShow
at a senior NCO club in Germany.
Wade and Stonewall worked together in the same band before Stonewall went to Nashville.