They began working together after Parton earned a spot on Wagoner’s weekly tv program The Porter Wagoner Show. Parton and Wagoner went on to record many albums together, until Parton decided to go solo in 1974.
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She wrote her classic hit, “I Will Always Love You,” as a way of saying goodbye to her professional partner. Wagoner ended up filing a breach of contract lawsuit against Parton for leaving the show, which caused the two to be estranged for many years. Parton and Wagoner reconciled shortly before Wagoner’s death in 2007.
Comedy Central has provided a much different take on Parton and Wagoner’s story in a clip from their own tv series, Drunk History. If you’ve never seen the show before, a narrator attempts to recall notable events in history while intoxicated. Actors then reenact the series of events, as told by the narrator, and hilarity ensues.
Although I can’t say this is the most historically accurate version of what happened between these two country stars, it’s definitely one of the most hilarious retellings ever recorded.
Click below to see Drunk History’s version of what happened between Dolly and Porter.
WARNING: This clip contains strong language.