Published Oct 29, 2007Legendary country singer Porter Wagoner passed away last night (October 28) at the age of 80, just one week after the announcement that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. The Thin Man From West Plains, known for his rhinestone Nudie suits, overcame a life-threatening abdominal aneurysm last year, which helped inspire his most recent album, the Marty Stuart-produced Wagonmaster released by Anti this past June. Wagoner became famous after he was introduced by Dolly Parton, whom he formed a duet partnership for many years. He also starred in his own variety show, The Porter Wagoner Show, which ran for 21 years from 1960 to 1981. In 2002, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. This past July, he opened up for the White Stripes, along with Grinderman, for their gig at Madison Square Garden.
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton "Run That By Me One More Time"