Country Legend Eddy Arnold Dead At 89
May 8, 2008 at 7:44 AM (PT)
The “TENNESSEE PLOWBOY,” EDDY ARNOLD, passed away this morning at 4:40a (CT) at NHC PLACE in COOL SPRINGS, TN (just outside of NASHVILLE). The Country legend was 89 and would have celebrated his 90th birthday on WEDNESDAY, MAY 12th.
ARNOLD, who ranks as BILLBOARD MAGAZINE’s most popular Country artist of all-time, has sold 85 million records and has had 37 singles on the pop charts alone, with many more on the Country charts. He has had at least one song on the charts in every decade consecutively from the '40s through the '90s. EDDY ARNOLD achieved 67 Country Top-10s in a row, a feat that has not been matched since. His 1947 his song "I'll Hold You In My Heart" spent 21 weeks at No.1.
His hits include, “Make The World Go Away, “You Don’t Know Me,” and “Turn The World Around.” In addition to his musical success ARNOLD was a well know star of stage, screen and television.
EDDY ARNOLD was born, RICHARD EDWARD ARNOLD just outside of JACKSON, TENNESSEE on MAY 15th, 1918.
RCA RECORDS had been planning a salute to Mr. ARNOLD for his birthday as they get ready to release his 100th album. There will be a single shipped to Country radio for airplay on what would have been EDDY’s 90th b-day on THURSDAY (5/15). The song, "To Life,” will be available on MONDAY (05/12).