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It's the Porter Wagoner Show
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! Starring Porter Wagoner and the Wagonmasters
with Speck Rhodes
and Norma Jean
The Porter Wagoner Show, a syndicated country-music variety show, aired from 1960 to 1981 with 686 thirty-minute episodes produced.
Porter, with his trademark Nudie suits
, performed on each program.
From 1960 through 1965 the star of the show, other than Porter, was Pretty Miss Norma Jean
In 1965 Norma Jean left the show and was replaced by a then unknown 20 year old from Tennesse - Dolly Parton.
Dolly and Porter enjoyed tremendous success with a series of duets.
In addition to the regular cast, the Porter Wagoner Show was a proving ground and showcase for many country stars.
Lester Flatt (with a 14 year old Marty Stuart)
Jim & Jesse
Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper
Magaha & Trent
Mark O'Connor (13 Year old fiddle grandmaster)
Jack Palance (yes, that Jack Palance)
Jeannie C. Riley
Hank Williams Jr
The show ended in 1981, but reruns are regularly broadcast on RFD-TV
- Rural America's Most Important Network.