Eddy Arnold

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About Eddy Arnold

Cited in the 1990s by Billboard as the most successful artist in the history of the magazine’s country charts, Eddy Arnold’s career spanned a practically unfathomable eight decades. With gentle humor and a brand of hillbilly-flecked country made haunting by dulcet, almost jazz-crooner vocals, Arnold swiftly found a home at the Grand Ol’ Opry. By the late-1940s, the "Tennessee Ploughboy" was a genuine hitmaker and a frequent collaborator of fellow legend Chet Atkins. After fading away for a spell, he returned in the 1960s with a pioneering string-oriented sound, scoring his signature hit, 1965’s "Make the World Go Away." Arnold continued recording music nearly up until his death in 2008, just shy of his 90th birthday.

Henderson, TN, United States
May 15, 1918
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