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Porter Wagoner

Musician. For over five decades, he was known as the image of country music for his showmanship and rhinestone suits. In 1952, he signed with RCA Records, released Hank Williams' "Settin' The Woods On Fire" and had his first top 10 hit in 1954, with "Company's Comin". He joined the "Grand Ole Opry" in 1957 and remained one of its most popular stars for his whole career. In 1960, he started the syndicated "Porter Wagoner Show" which aired for 21 years and was a key factor in popularizing country and gospel music across the United States. Through the 1960s, his hits, many he wrote or co-wrote, were "Carroll County Accident," "A Satisfied Mind," "Company's Comin'," "Skid Row Joe," "Misery Loves Company" and "Green Green Grass of Home." He helped launch the career of Dolly Parton by hiring her as his duet partner. They were the Country Music Association's duo of the year in 1970 and 1971, recording hit duets to include "The Last Thing on My Mind." In the 1980s, he continued to perform on the "Grand Ole Opry", toured and appeared in the movie "Honkytonk Man" with Clint Eastwood. With the new Nashville Network in the 1990s, Wagoner received more appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and exposure in the international television market. He has been awarded four Grammy awards, three for his work in gospel music. In later years, he remained highly successful recordings albums with a country-gospel flavor. His last album, "Gospel 2006" had the hit single, "The Dream (A True Story)". In 2002, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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Matthew 24 John 3:16
Psalms 23
Beloved Son, Brother, Husband,
Father, Papa, Great Papa.
"I've left this old world
with a satisfied mind?
It's good to touch
the green, green grass
of home.
Till we meet again
with love eternal
Richard, Debra, Denise
Wagon Master


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 29 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22541320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Porter Wagoner (12 Aug 1927–28 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22541320, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .