Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2006 Porter Wagoner had emergency surgery in Nashville for an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Porter Wagoner.

  • Porter Wayne Wagoner was born on August 12, 1927 in West Plains, Missouri.
  • Wagoner started in radio, and then became a regular on ABC's Ozark Mountain Jubilee, one of the first nationally televised country music shows.
  • He was known as "The Thin Man From West Plains" because of his lanky frame.
  • He once sued Dolly Parton for $3 million in assets. They settled outside of court.
  • He died of lung cancer on October 28, 2007 in a Nashville hospice. He is survived by his son, Richard, and two daughters, Denise and Debra.