Porter Wagoner

Country, Musical Artist

1927 – 2007

108

Who was Porter Wagoner?

Porter Wayne Wagoner was a popular American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour.

In 1967, he introduced then-obscure singer Dolly Parton on his long-running television show, and they were a well-known vocal duo throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Aug 12, 1927
West Plains
Also known as
  • Porter Waggoner
  • Porter Wayne Wagoner
  • Wagoner, Porter
  • Mr. Grand Ole Opry
  • Wagonmaster
  • The Thin Man from West Plains
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Oct 28, 2007
Nashville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Porter Wagoner." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 16 Aug. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/porter_wagoner>.

Discuss this Porter Wagoner biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net