Porter Wagoner

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Porter Wagoner

Popular American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour add

Category: Music

Born in 1927.

Countries: United States (71%), Tennessee (17%), Missouri (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dolly Parton, Tennessee, I Will Always Love You

Linked to: Misery Loves Company, Spike, American Broadcasting Company, Great American Country




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Porter Wagoner was born in 1927 add something


Wagoner was married twice, to Velma Johnson for less than a year in 1943; and to Ruth Olive Williams from 1946 to 1986, though they separated 20 years before the divorce add something


In 1951, he was hired by Si Siman as a performer on KWTO-AM in Springfield, Missouri , Missouri add something


With lagging sales, Wagoner and his trio played schoolhouses for the gate proceeds; but in 1953, his song "Trademark" became a hit for Carl Smith, followed by a few hits of his own on RCA. Starting in 1955, he was a featured performer on ABC-TV's "Ozark Jubilee" in Springfield, Missouri , Missouri add something


Known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner charted 81 singles from 1954–1983 add something


In 1957, Wagoner and Warden moved to Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee, joining the "Grand Ole Opry" add something


Norma Jean (singer) - She met Porter Wagoner on the show, and in 1959, signed a recording contract with Columbia Records


His syndicated television program, "The Porter Wagoner Show", aired from 1960 to 1981 add something


Dolly Parton - In addition to her performing appearances on "The Porter Wagoner Show" in the 1960s and into the 1970s; her two self-titled television variety shows in the 1970s and 1980s; and on "American Idol" in 2008 and other guest appearances, Parton has acted in television roles


Dolly Parton - In the 1960s and early 1970s, Parton toured as a member of Porter Wagoner's road show, as well as with a number of other country musicians, including George Jones and Linda Ronstadt


Buck Trent - He was a member of Porter Wagoner's "Wagon Masters" from 1962 to 1973, and appeared on the "Roy Clark Show" and "Hee Haw"


Tammy Wynette - In 1965, Wynette sang on the "Country Boy Eddie Show" on WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama , Alabama, and this led to performances with Porter Wagoner


In 1967, he introduced a little known Dolly Parton on his long-running television show, and they were a well-known duet throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s add something


Dolly Parton - In 1967, country entertainer Porter Wagoner invited Parton to join his organization, offering her a regular spot on his weekly syndicated television program "The Porter Wagoner Show", as well as in his road show


Tom Paxton - Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton's recording of "The Last Thing on My Mind" reached the top ten on the U.S. country singles charts in December 1967


Patty Loveless - Having grown up listening to the music of the Grand Ole Opry both in Pikeville, Kentucky, and in Louisville, Kentucky , Roger had moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1970 and became a producer with "The Porter Wagoner Show"


Roy Drusky - Drusky's last top 40 country was a remake of "A Satisfied Mind" in 1973 which had earlier been a hit for both Porter Wagoner and Jean Shepard


I Will Always Love You - Parton wrote the track in 1973 for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was separating professionally at the time


I Will Always Love You - The singer wrote the song, which was recorded on June 13, 1973, for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time


Dolly Parton - With her 1976 album "All I Can Do", co-produced by herself with Porter Wagoner, Parton began taking more of an active role in production, and began specifically aiming her music in a more mainstream, pop direction


Though Parton's departure caused some animosity on both sides, the two reconciled in the late 1980s and appeared together a number of times in the following years; Parton inducted Wagoner into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002 add something


He hosted "Opry Backstage" during the 1990s on The Nashville, Tennessee Network add something


Wagoner made a guest appearance on the HBO comedy series "Da Ali G Show" in 2004, its second season, interviewed by Borat Sagdiyev add something


Earl Scruggs - At an 80th birthday party for Scruggs in 2004, country singer Porter Wagoner said, Earl was to the five-string banjo what Babe Ruth was to baseball


On July 14, 2006, he underwent surgery for an abdominal aneurysm add something


He toured during the summer of 2007 to promote the album add something

Porter Wagoner died in 2007 add something


Wagoner was honored on May 19, 2007 at the Grand Ole Opry for both his 50 years of membership and his 80th birthday add something


On June 5, 2007, Wagoner released his final album called "Wagonmaster" add something


Wagoner's funeral was held November 1, 2007 at the Grand Ole Opry House add something


In 2013, the television show "Drunk History" presented a brief summary of Wagoner's relationship with Parton add something


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Porter Wagoner among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something