The story goes that after a 7-year working relationship together, Dolly Parton knew it was time to part ways with Porter Wagoner. After being on “The Porter Wagoner Show” and recording several duet albums, Dolly told Porter she wanted to go out on her own. Porter had essentially launched Dolly’s career and wanted to make sure he still had a stake in all things Dolly.
In the midst of this there were lawsuits filed, songs written and everything in between.
An episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” gives a fairly detailed recap of the historic country music happenings.
(Warning: this video contains NSFW language.)
Dolly and Porter released 13 studio albums together and 21 singles. Their hit, “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
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