Country Singer — Porter Wagoner

Wayne Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927 – 28 October 2007) was an American country music singer. He was known for his flamboyant costumes. In the 1960s hired a young Dolly Parton to sing on his television program, with whom he successful duets until the beginning of the 1970s.



Early years

The first band that Wagoner worked was The Blue Ridge Boys, which interpret songs KWPM-AM radio station. In 1951 he was hired by “si” Simanla Act station KWTO-AM in Springfield, Missouri. This helped to the RCA Records label hire.

Later he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to act on the show Grand Ole Opry, in 1957.


Porter hits include “Satisfied Mind” (# 1, 1955), “Misery Loves Company” (# 1, 1962), “I ve Enjoyed As Much of This As I can’t stand” (# 7, 1962-1963), “Sorrow on the Rocks” (# 5, 1964), “Green Green Grass of Home” (# 4, 1965), “Skid Row Joe” (# 3, 1965-1966), “The Cold Hard Facts of Life” (# 2, 1967), and “The Carroll County Accident” (# 2, 1968-1969).

The Porter Wagoner Show

His syndicated television show, called The Porter Wagoner Show, ran from 1960 until 1981. The cast was composed by comedians Curly Harris and Speck Rhodes and the Mel Tillis singer singer Norma Jean, from 1960 to 1967, then replaced by Dolly Parton, from 1967 to 1974.

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