Song of the Day: Porter Wagoner, “The Green Green Grass Of Home”

Country singer Porter Wagoner, also known as "Mr. Grand Ole Opry," was born on this day in 1927. Known for his blond pompadour and Nudie suits, he had a syndicated TV show from 1960 to 1981, on which he introduced Dolly Parton, who was with him from 1967 to 1974. Dolly’s song "I Will Always Love You" was written for Porter when she was getting ready to leave his show. He recorded "The Green Green Grass Of Home" in 1965 and it reached #4 on the Country chart that year.

12 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Porter Wagoner, “The Green Green Grass Of Home”

    1. I can imagine. WGN in Chicago used to carry his show, and I’d put it on once in a while. (WGN broadcast to farm country all over the Midwest, even before cable TV.) I think I watched it more for Dolly Parton, to be honest, but I liked him and they were really great together. They used to do commercials for Breeze detergent that were unintentionally funny…

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      1. We had local channels down here to play local shows with him and her. They were really good together.


  1. This is a nice song but country is not my thang. Cool that Dolly wrote that famous song for this man. He must have really helped her get her career off the ground.


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