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.
Porter Wagoner – ‘Y’all Come’
Willie Nelson – ‘She’s Not For You’
The Wagonmasters – ‘Lonesome Road Blues’ (instrumental/bluegrass)
Norma Jean – ‘Memories from the Past’
Porter Wagoner – ‘Sorrow on the Rocks’
Speck Rhodes – (comedy)
Porter Wagoner – ‘Family Bible’ (gospel)
Willie Nelson – ‘Darkness On The Face Of The Earth’
Willie Nelson – ‘Hello Walls’ (short)