Porter Wagoner

Dolly Parton Reveals Her Top Picks to Portray Her and Porter Wagoner in a Movie

In recent years, biopics on various musicians have been all the rage within Hollywood. Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Johnny Cash, and more have all had movies made about their lives. There’s one more supposedly still in the mix in the early stages of development. During a recent interview, country icon Dolly Parton opened up about the movie project and who she would want to portray herself and Porter Wagoner.
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Dolly Parton Opens Up About Fights With Porter Wagoner

Decades after Porter Wagoner sued her for $3 million over breach of contract, Dolly Parton opens up about the fights she had with the late country music singer. While promoting her new book Run Rose Run, Dolly Parton spoke about the fights she had with Porter Wagoner. “Oh God, I used to fight all the time with Porter Wagoner. We were known for, you know, for our disagreements. But he gave me a big hand up and I always appreciated that. But I [also] had always wanted to be my own star. And I said that at the start. I didn’t want to be just a girl singer in somebody else’s group.”
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Dolly Parton Remembers Anniversary of Performing on Porter Wagoner Show With Classic Clip

Country legend and America’s sweetheart Dolly Parton recently shared a clip of herself singing “Dumb Blonde” on the Porter Wagoner Show. On this day in 1967, Parton made her first appearance on the show, shortly after her debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, was released. She captioned her video, “My first appearance on the Porter Wagoner Show was on this day! So many amazing memories made during that time.”

On This Day: Porter Wagoner Becomes Grand Ole Opry Member in 1957

Porter Wagoner was one of the biggest personalities in country music. Throughout his career, he worked to keep classic country music alive. At the same time, his long-running television show introduced audiences to the best that country music had to offer. Wagoner is also the man who introduced the world to Dolly Parton. Many see this as his most important contribution to country music. No matter how you look at it, the Nudie Suit-wearing country crooner is a legend. On this day sixty-four years ago, he joined the Grand Ole Opry.