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Country Legend Porter Wagoner going into Hall of Famous Missourians

(Jefferson City) Country music singer and West Plains native Porter Wagoner will be inducted Monday into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

His bust will join 46 others in the third floor of the Missouri Capitol Rotunda.

Wagoner and Dolly Parton became a well-known duo on The Porter Wagoner Show throughout the late 1960’s and early 70’s.

His first band, the Blue Ridge Boys, performed on KWPM in West Plains from a butcher shop in town where Wagoner cut meat.

He also performed on Springfield radio station KWTO.

Wagoner, nicknamed “Mr. Grand Ole Opry” died in 2007 at the age of 80.


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