Jones was perhaps better known as one of music's most historic drunks. He also…. Was Wagoner the craziest of them all? Not by a long shot: once, while Wagoner was using a bathroom stall, he felt a hand reach around his groin and yank at his penis, twisting it and pulling it mid-urination. Shocked, he spun around.
Porter Wagoner, a country singer who mixed rhinestone suits, a towering cotton-candy pompadour and cornball jokes with direct, simple songs over a career best known for his partnership with Dolly Parton, died Sunday in Nashville. He was 80 and lived in Nashville. He had been hospitalized with lung cancer, the Grand Ole Opry said in announcing his death. Wagoner had 81 singles on the country charts, including 29 Top 10 records. He won three Grammy awards in the s for gospel recordings he made with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, among the biggest stars of Southern gospel. Wagoner was a fixture of the Grand Ole Opry for more than half a century; in , after the death of Roy Acuff, he became its unofficial spokesman. Parton, her regular appearances on his television show were the foundation of her career.
Inside Dolly Parton's Complicated History With Porter Wagoner
The Grand Ole Opry star sued Miss Parton, his former duet partner, in the mids for nearly all the gold in California, claiming she had not lived up to their recording contract. The lawsuit eventually was settled and Wagoner got to record an album with Miss Parton at the peak of her career. When you get involved in litigation with attorneys, man, they drag you down in the mud,' Wagoner said, pausing to puff a cigarette in his Nashville office. I have nothing against Dolly.