The Porter Wagoner Show GuestMerle Travis!The Porter Wagoner Show was a syndicated musical variety show filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1961 to 1980. It was one of the longest running, most influential, and most successful country music television shows of the late twentieth century.
In 1960 the Chattanooga Medicine Company launched a syndicated country music television show, named for its host as The Porter Wagoner Show. The program premiered on September 14, 1961. A typical show featured eight songs along with endorsement spots for products made by the Chattanooga Medicine Company. In 1972 the show became the first television program to be filmed at the television studios at Opryland. At its peak, the show was aired in nearly one hundred markets and was viewed by over three million people.
The Porter Wagoner Show Guest Merle Travis
Porter Wagoner – ‘Julie’
Merle Travis – ‘That’s All’
Mack Magaha – ‘Katy Hill’ (instrumental/fiddle) (short)
Norma Jean – ‘Jackson Ain’t A Very Big Town’
Tex Ritter – (presents to Porter a lifetime pass to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum )
Speck Rhodes – (comedy)
Speck Rhodes – ‘In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree’ (comedy)
Porter Wagoner – ‘I Saw The Light’ (gospel)
Merle Travis – ‘Wildwood Flower’ (instrumental/guitar)
Porter Wagoner & Merle Travis – ‘Nine Pound Hammer’ (duet)