- Dolly Parton’s Inspiration for “Two Sides of Every Story”
- A behind the scenes look at Dolly Parton and Porter Wagner’s relationship
- Things got worse after Parton left ‘The Porter Wagner Show’
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagner worked together for seven years porter wagner show And as one of the most famous pair of the country. But off-stage, their relationship was strained, filled with power struggles and squabbles. One of their most popular songs, “Two Sides to Every Story”, perfectly captures the behind-the-scenes dynamic of Parton and Wagner and the dramatic twists and turns of their history.
‘Two sides of every story’
“Two Sides to Every Story” is a classic “battle of the genders” song written for Parton and Wagner by Parton and his uncle Bill Owens. This pair’s LP is on, just between us, and hints at what will happen to their future relationship.
“Whether they’re ‘country’ or not, people fight all the time. For some people, the only excitement in their lives is fighting. When Porter and I were doing a duet, we played colorful songs. Tried to find, with topics that relate to our audience, so pique seemed like a good idea,” Parton wrote in his 2020 book, song plate, “Two Sides of Every Story.” “Then there was the fact that Porter and I used to fight all the time.”
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The “Jolene” singer notes that her relationship with Wagner was the exact opposite of her relationship with her husband, Carl Dean.
“Karl and I never fought,” she wrote. “We might pee a little from time to time, but we don’t go back and forth. I never wanted anything like that to happen between us. So we get a little annoyed and go on our own.”
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagner fought ‘all the time’
Just six months into their professional relationship, Parton and Wagner started beheading. The country queen was outspoken with her views, and didn’t like to call Wagner any shot but him. In a 2008 interview with the Los Angeles Times, the “9 to 5” singer called her former partner “a malevolent pig”.
“He was pretty much a male chauvinist pig,” she said, as recorded in the book. dolly on dolly. “Definitely a male fanatic. He was in charge, and it was his show, but he was also very strong-willed. So we fought like crazy, because I wouldn’t put up a bunch of stuff.”
Eventually, the fight became too much for Parton, and she wanted to break up on her own, so she left. after he left porter wagner show, the relationship of the former pair only became more heated and complicated.
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagner after ‘The Porter Wagner Show’
When Parton began to experience some success of his own, Wagner took to the press to denigrate his old partner.
“Dolly wants to do everything that’s possible for her,” he told the Tennessean after Parton appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine in 1978, as recorded in the book dolly on dolly. “But she lives in a fairy land. . . . I can’t believe any country singer would act like she did. Like Playboy. Do you think Kitty Wells would do that?”
Wagner also told Tennessean that Parton was not trustworthy. He said that they parted when he realized she was not who he thought she was.
“I was disappointed to learn that she wasn’t made of what I thought she was,” he said. “To me, Dolly Parton is the kind of person I can never trust with anything I own. I mean, her family, her own blood, she’ll turn her back on her to help herself. My personality Not that kind. I don’t care to talk about it because most people would think I’m bitter on Dolly. I’m not bitter at her at all.”
Parton did not respond negatively to anything about Wagner in the press. But she told Melody Maker’s Colin Irwin: “I wouldn’t put myself on her level. I would say it was unfair and untrue and that’s all I would say.
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Not only did he attempt to slander her name in the press, but Wagner also sued Parton for $1 million. At that time, he did not have that money.
In song plateParton looks back and reflects on her relationship with Wagner. She admits she was “a**” to him too.
“You have to forgive and forget,” she wrote. “He gave me great opportunities, and I appreciated him. Later, we got back together and he said he was sorry for all this. So I forgave him, and asked him to forgive me. Said. I’m sure I was a pain in the a** for him. I was, because I believed what I believed in, and I was going to fight for it. The truth is on both sides.”
“Two Sides to Every Story” may be a song about a husband and wife who accuse each other of staying up late and flirting with strangers, but the song’s title stays true to the Parton and Wagner saga. .
“Two sides of every story, we can straighten it out if we take the time. Two sides of every story, you tell yours and I’m mine.”