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The definitive collection

Porter Wagoner (performer)

The definitive collection

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Title
The definitive collection
Performer
Porter Wagoner 1927-2007
Publisher
Real Gone, © 2016
2 cd's
EAN
0848064004974
Placing suggestion
76 - Country & Western (NBLC) J4 - Country (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 2 times in Flemish libraries

About Porter Wagoner

Porter Wayne Wagoner (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) was an American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour.

In 1967, he introduced singer Dolly Parton on his television show, The Porter Wagoner Show. She became part of a well-known vocal duo with him from the late 1960s to the early 1970s.

Known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner charted 81 singles from 1954 to 1983. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

Biography

Early life and career

Wagoner was born in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Bertha May (née Bridges) and Charles E. Wagoner, a farmer. His first band, the Blue Ridge Boys, performed on radio station KWPM-AM from a butcher shop in his native West Plains, where Wagoner cut meat. In 1951, he was hired by Si Siman as a performer on KWTO in Springfield, Missouri. This led to a contract wit…Read more on Wikipedia