With 81 chart hits and more than 20 years as host of his own TV show, Porter Wagoner became a household name. He worked as a butcher in Missouri, and some of his earliest radio performances were broadcast from the butcher shop. In 1957 he joined the Opry as some of his songs became hits for other artists. During the 2 decade run of his TV show, 686 episodes were taped and the programs had a regular audience of over 3 million. His shows included gospel music too, and this led to three Grammy Awards for his gospel recordings.
Join me next Saturday, October 3 at 9:20 for more with Porter Wagoner.
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