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  • Sep 6, 1972
    The syndicated "Porter Wagoner Show," featuring Dolly Parton, becomes the first TV show taped at Opryland USA
    Oct 20, 1972
    Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton re-sign with RCA as a duo
    Dec 1, 1972
    Dolly Parton re-signs with RCA Records in a deal that requires her to record at least 25 songs annually for the next five years. Duet partner Porter Wagoner is specified in the contract as her producer
    Feb 13, 1973
    Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton record "If Teardrops Were Pennies"
    Jun 12, 1973
    Dolly Parton records "Jolene" during the afternoon at RCA Studio B in Nashville
    Jun 13, 1973
    Dolly Parton records "I Will Always Love You" in a morning session at Nashville's RCA Studio B. She also records her own version of "Kentucky Gambler," destined to become a hit when it's recorded by Merle Haggard
    Oct 12, 1973
    Dolly Parton and Tom T. Hall perform in Carthage, Tennessee, at the dedication of the Cordell Hull Dam and Lake
    Nov 13, 1973
    Three days after he was murdered, David "Stringbean" Akeman is laid to rest in Nashville. Attending the funeral are Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Grandpa Jones, Bill Carlisle, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, The Willis Brothers and Bill Anderson
    Feb 2, 1974
    Dolly Parton's "Jolene" goes to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Feb 19, 1974
    Dolly Parton announces she's ending her duet partnership with Porter Wagoner

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