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Country singer Porter Wagoner moved from hospital to hospice care

Country singer Porter Wagoner moved from hospital to hospice care

Country singer Porter Wagoner, who recently was diagnosed with lung cancer, was released from the hospital and moved to hospice care Friday, a spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry said.
Wagoner, 80, a member of the famous country music venue since 1957, has been enjoying a comeback that saw him recording again and gaining new fans.
He was the opening act for rockers the White Stripes at a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York City this summer and performed on the "Late Show with David Letterman."
His latest CD, "Wagonmaster," was released in June and earned Wagoner some of the best reviews of his career.
Wagoner, who is known for his rhinestone stage outfits, helped launch the career of Dolly Parton by hiring her as his duet partner in 1967. They were the Country Music Association's duo of the year in 1970 and 1971, recording hits including "The Last Thing on My Mind."
Some of Wagoner's hits include "Carroll County Accident," "Green Green Grass of Home," "A Satisfied Mind," "Company's Comin'," "Skid Row Joe" and "Misery Loves Company."
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002.


Updated : 2021-10-27 12:29 GMT+08:00