The Associated Press is reporting that Porter Wagoner has been released from a Nashville hospital and transferred to hospice care. Wagoner was diagnosed with lung cancer two weeks ago.
The Americana Music Association's conference has a "salute to Porter Wagoner," which is to be hosted by Marty Stuart (who produced Wagoner's most recent album, Wagonmaster) and Jim Lauderdale, on the conference's opening night schedule (October 31). This was announced and planned prior to Wagoner's diagnosis.
Here's hoping it doesn't become a memorial instead of a salute.