Grand Ole Opry Star Porter Wagoner Dies

Grand Ole Opry mainstay Porter Wagoner – who launched the career of Dolly Parton – died of lung cancer on Sunday. He was 80.

Sporting rhinestone suits and a big blond pompadour, the Missouri-born Wagoner had been an Opry fixture in Nashville since the 1950s. The hits he wrote or co-wrote include “Carroll County Accident,” “A Satisfied Mind,” “Company’s Comin’,” “Skid Row Joe,” “Misery Loves Company” and “Green Green Grass of Home,” the Associated Press reports.