About Eddy Arnold (1918 - )
American country music singing legend
"The Tennessee Plowboy"
Eddy Arnold would be the first one to tell you that he has been fortunate to be associated with some marvelous musicians. The distinctive steel guitar of the late Roy Wiggins highlighted early recordings. Charles Grean, once employed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, played bass and wrote early arrangements, adding violins for the first time in 1956. Chet Atkins played on many Eddy Arnold records, even after he started serving as producer.
For more than 50 years, Arnold has transcended changing musical mores, attracting three generations of fans.
Eddy Arnold is not just a great singer, he is the consummate gentlemen. In a field often permeated with alcohol and drugs, he has remained temperate, and in an era where marriages end regularly, Eddy and Sally (Gayhart) Arnold have been married since 1945—60 years.
Although he has been honored with induction into the Country Music Hall Of Fame, voted Entertainer Of The Year and received the Pioneer Award, Eddy Arnold still has not been given all the recognition he deserves.
The man who has had 147 songs on the charts, including 28 number 1 hits, is a remarkably versatile singer. His recordings include songs for mothers and children, hymns, show tunes and novelty numbers.
Eddy Arnold never had to resort to gimmicks - smashed guitars or psychedelic lights. Instead Eddy Arnold used what TV Guide called "his ace in the hole: an extraordinary voice" and incomparable charm to touch the hearts of millions.
He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966.
Some of his hits include: "Make the World Go Away" and "Cattle Call".
His Albums (CD's) include but are not limited to:
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