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I Will Always Leave You

I Will Always Leave You

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Porter Wagoner led the most successful country music television show of its time, and in 1967 he needed a new “girl singer.” He turned to a 21 year old songwriter named Dolly Parton, who’d just recorded her first hit “Dumb Blonde.” So began a nearly decade-long partnership that, behind the scenes, was as contentious as it was commercially successful. This episode tells the story of the “Porter years,” the period during which Dolly arguably discovers her power - both as a performer and songwriter - and then makes the difficult (and radical for its time) decision to strike out on her own. Through interviews with Dolly, country music star Marty Stuart, Wagonmaster Buck Trent, and Porter’s daughter Deborah Wagoner, we explore how Dolly handled what’s sometimes called the great “hillbilly divorce” with such characteristic grace. 

Comments (16)

Jonelle Renee

so far there's so many negative comments. I love this podcast

Jan 29th
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Savagecece Knight

I love dolly and I love this show mostly because of dolly is in it😍🥰

Nov 6th
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Sha Shep

i know this is small and silly, but the cover art is awful. That's not an image of beautiful real Dolly.

Oct 22nd
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Tuesday Hall

Why did they remix her songs? No hate, but the editing of this show is just not impressing me so far.

Oct 22nd
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