Porter Wagoner, who died just a few months after the show, was among the most immediately recongnizable figures in country music, largely due to his exploitation of television and flashy costumes. Perceived as the man who tried to hold Dolly Parton back from pop success, he was also responsible for putting her on the map Wagoner charted 81 records over his distinguished career including #1 hits Satisfied Mind (1955) and Misery Loves Company (1962), and the duet with Dolly Parton, Please Don't Stop Loving Me (1974). He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1957 and the Porter Wagoner Show ran on syndicated television from 1960 to 1981. Parton inducted Wagoner into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002.
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