Celebrity News : Porter Wagoner was an American country music singer who had a net worth of $ 10 million. He was born in Missouri in 1927.
The economic Depression hit his family squarely and urged him to work as a teenager in a butcher shop. His true passion was, however, music, and, after being employed at a local station, was discovered by Sim Siman, who also did the same with Chet Atkins. Our protagonist obtained his first contract with the RCA, and took off its race.
In 1957 he joined the Grand Ole Opry, and in the mid-1960s he began a fruitful partnership with a young Dolly Parton, who gave us great anthological duos. In 1982, Clint Eastwood contacted him to offer him a small role in his film Honkytonk Man.
In 1960 Wagoner carried out his own televising show at a national level. In “The Porter Wagoner Show”, which remained on the air for about twenty years, helped launch the careers of Norma Jean, Mel Tillis and above all, Dolly Parton. It was to Wagoner that Parton dedicated his song ‘I will always love you’ that Whitney Houston became a worldwide success with its version twenty years later. Porter Wagoner continued working well into the millennium recording and appearing as a guest on TV shows.
In October 2007, at age 80 and after five decades of uninterrupted tenure at the Grand Ole Opry, Porter Wagoner died of lung cancer, his duty fulfilled and surrounded by his family and his lifelong friend Dolly Parton.
One of his numbers 1 was “Misery loves company” (1961), song written by Jerry Reed and to which the “steel guitar” of Wagoner gives a very special touch to him. As the title suggests, the lyrics speak of someone who has just been abandoned and seeks the company of his friends.