Monday, October 29, 2007

The Darkness Of An Opry Clown

There was always a darkness beneath the lovable persona that Porter Wagoner displayed at the Grand Ole Opry. It was there in some of his hits, but more prevalent if you dig deeper in his catalog. The Country Music Hall of Fame was late in inducting him. And his rhinestone suits and good 'ole boy charm obscured some of his recorded legacy. But it's there. From discovering Dolly Parton, to his own TV show and to the records that hopefully will be rediscovered, Porter Wagoner deserves a place in the upper echelon of Country icons.
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