In 1973 Dolly Parton knew it was time for her to move on from “The Porter Wagoner Show.” Wagoner felt differently.
I worked with a show called “The Porter Wagoner Show.” It was the No. 1 syndicated show in country music back in the ’60s and ’70s, and I started working with Porter in 1967.
I had told Porter that I would stay with the show for five years.
I said, “Porter, sit down. I’ve written something I think you need to hear.” I started singing “I Will Always Love You,” and he started crying.
In 2007, Miss Parton, it was a special time for you to come back together with Porter.
T were two times, that year, and then a little bit later on as Porter was really in his last days, that this song was performed with and for Porter.
We had our big separation when we first left, and t were a few years that went by, but I always loved Porter, and he always loved me.
I had to a chance to be with Porter, and I sang a little bit of “I Will Always Love You” to him on that day as well.