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8. Her First Big Break Was On ‘The Porter Wagoner Show’
She got her first taste of stardom in 1967 when she was offered a spot on The Porter Wagoner Show in Nashville, replacing Norma Jean as Wagoner's sidekick. Wagoner was a popular on-screen country performer known for his flashy suits and blond pompadour. The two would usually sing duets together on the show.

When Dolly eventually left the show seven years later, she wrote the song, "I Will Always Love You," as a tribute to her and Wagoner's professional time together.