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Porter Wagoner
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Porter Wagoner in 1999.
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Birth name Porter Wayne Wagoner
Also known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry
Born (1927-08-12)August 12, 1927
West Plains, Missouri, USA
Died October 28, 2007(2007-10-28) (aged 80)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres country music, gospel
Occupation(s) singer/songwriter
Instruments acoustic guitar
Years active 1951–2007
Labels RCA Victor
Shell Point
Associated acts Norma Jean
Dolly Parton

Porter Wayne Wagoner (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) was an American country music singer and songwriter.

Wagoner made 53 studio albums. He had 80 singles, including three number one singles.

Wagoner was part of Grand Ole Opry. He was nicknamed, Mr. Grand Ole Opry.

Wagoner won three Grammy Awards.

He was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

On October 28, 2007, Wagoner died of lung cancer in Nashville, Tennessee.

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