Sunday, October 28, 2007

Porter Wagoner dead at age 80

Those of you who are country music fans will remember Porter Wagoner. He always wore his rhinestone-clad outfits. Porter Wagoner joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1957 and remains a loved member of the Opry. He helped launch Dolly Parton's career by hiring her as his duet partner.

Porter was born in 1927 in West Plains, Missouri. He died today of lung cancer at the age of 80, the same day that the Grand Ole Opry was inducting 3 more members.

I will always remember Porter singing 'Green Green Grass of Home'. He also had 2 hit duets with Dolly Parton called
“Just Someone I Used To Know” and “Making Plans.”

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The Egel Nest said...

Found you through Blogrush...

When I heard he had died, it saddened me...he discovered lots of country talent and made dolly a household name.

The Egel Nest

Barbara said...

Thanks for visiting. The country music industry has lost a good man.