Eddy Arnold
Date of birth: 15-05-1918
Date of death: 08-05-2008
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This page is dedicated to a country music great. Eddy Arnold will always be remembered for his contributions to country music and an honorable family ...

This page is dedicated to a country music great. Eddy Arnold will always be remembered for his contributions to country music and an honorable family man. May we celebrate his life by sharing memories, photos, video clips.

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  • 4 years, 7 months
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    I recall that I first heard Eddy sing in 1946 while living in WV and we had just been hooked up to electricity and bought our first radio. I was 13 and listened to the Grand Ole Opry. Eddy, with his smooth voice just stood out on that show. I did get to shake hands with Eddy many years later in Reno, NV. He would always come out and shake hands with everyone and you could tell that he truly appreciated his many fans. I still enjoy listening to his music at home and in my car. God bless you Eddy, rest in peace.

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  • 4 years, 7 months
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    Dear Eddy Arnold's voice has been the sound of Christmas for our family for decades. We love "Christmas Can't Be Far Away" and "Will Santy come to Shanty Town"...my dad was from Henderson, Tennessee, where Eddy was born. He told us stories about the hardships of his childhood and his humble beginnings. I was not aware that he had passed away and wish to give my condolences to his family.. He was a great Christian man and I know we will meet someday in a better place. Thank God for Eddy Arnold and his witness in this world. We loved him.

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  • 6 years, 1 month
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    EDDY ARNOLD THE MAN !!!
    By Don Stewart

    Don Stewart

    There has been so much said over and over about Eddy's accomplishments in the music field, and his respect for his fellow man. We all want to contribute something to his great legacy... and wish he would achieve the honors he more than deserves. Through his great voice , and humble beginning....he has never forgotten how he reached such great heights.

    It was a combination of his smooth voice... and style in singing , all these wonderful songs. But it was mainly the way he treated his loyal fans...that brought him to the top, and who bought over 85 million of his records. He has never forgot this...and has mentioned it many a time. Saying once ..."These people have come to see me, and they deserve the best I can offer them." As a child he was very poor... working in the fields of his family farm.

    But Eddy loved singing , and set out to establish a better way of life for himself. In the beginning he hooked up with Pee Wee King as his lead singer. But soon realized his dream was to sing solo...and soon went out on his own. The rest is just history, in the way he took both Country, and later the Pop field by storm. Knocking one hit after another out...and at one time having 6 out of the 10 top Country hits in the charts. Is is almost unbelievable to fathom that he has recorded 1,107 songs in his outstanding career. Also that his very first 71 releases charted. Plus his Bouquet of Roses topped the charts longer than any other Country song. He has receive numerous awards over more than a 1/2 century of singing.

    It is something to think about...the talent this man has. He is the only singer dead or alive to have charted in 7 straight decades. Back in 1991 in a televised Ralph Emery show...Ralph told the world that Eddy had charted 147 times. Even humble Eddy didn't know he achieved this remarkable plateau. But it didn't stop there....in late 1999 with a new rendition of Cattle Call, with up and coming star Lee Ann Rimes...he charted again!!!

    To everyone's amazement...this song carried over into 2000 where it briefly charted again. Thus making him the only person in this world...or "HIS WORLD"...to chart in 7 straight decades...at 148 charted songs. If that isn't enough he did this last feat at the age of 81 in 1999. This was done after he retired from performing his last show at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas on May 16, 1999. Eddy is a very wealthy man through much hard work over the years...but ALWAYS has time for his Fans...and fellow man.

    Speaking of Eddy Arnold the man...he recently said, "I want to give the rest of my life to my lovely wife Sally...she spent many many years with me being away" Eddy and Sally will celebrate their 61 wedding Anniversary this coming Nov. 28, 2002. Dr. Richard Edward Arnold...as he is referred to now, after receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the prestigious Washington College in Chestertown, MD on September 6, 2001. But all his fans just love to call him just plain "Eddy"!! His awards are to numerous to mention and have been repeated over and over again.

    It is interesting to note...when Chet Atkins died they announced it on the news. Stating that he produced for many people ...such as Elvis... Ray Orbison...and others. Others???...what about Eddy? This peaked my interest, so I looked it up in Michael Streissguth's biography on Eddy... {Eddy Arnold Pioneer of the Nashville Sound}. In this sessionography I counted 86 sessions produced by Chet. If there is anyone out there including the Media who knows of any artist Chet produced more for than Eddy...I'd sure like to know their name. Yet Eddy's name was omitted by the media when they announced artist Chet had produced for.

    If any of you haven't met Eddy in person and see what a class man he really is...you are missing out on a great treat. So much has been said about all his accomplishments. But we Eddy Arnold fans know it was his remarkable voice...style... and a GREAT human being that brought him to such great heights. It shouldn't be a question of weather he should be awarded The Kennedy Art Center Award...the question should be... what took them so long?. Eddy jokingly said once after receiving an award..."They must think I'm going to die...with all these awards given me". Eddy ...your one of a kind...I'm glad to say in my lifetime I met you. God Bless You and Sally...Don Stewart

    P.S. I wrote this artical several years ago...when I use to post on Bill Comers web site of Eddy Arnold www.eddyarnold.com I sadly miss Eddy and his wife Sally. I met Eddy twice back stage at concerts. I am also sadden that the WebMaster Bill Comer has been fighting for his life with different forms of cancer for the last 5 years.

    There is still a wealth of information on Eddy and all who loved him. Please visit his site. www.eddyarnold.com

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  • 6 years, 1 month
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    His memory will live forever as a giant in the music industry. What a common down to
    earth southern gentleman. As the lyrics go in his song: "Can I Put You In a Love Song----stealing people's hearts before they know what's going on !.

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  • 6 years, 1 month
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    I had the pleasure of meeting Eddy Arnold at the Country Music Hall of Fame upon his dedication of years of memorabilia. What a thrill! I told him he had been my favorite singer since the 4th grade (I'm 58), and he seemed so appreciative. Both his music and the dignity he brought to his performance has always touched and entertained me. In addition to entertainment, there has always been an Eddy Arnold song that touched me in the tough times. I still listen to his smooth, warm, and mellow voice more than anyone elses. I'm so sorry Eddy is gone. Yet he lives through his music among those of us that continue to be his fans. He truly did present himself as a country gentleman, which was his great charm. My prayers are for his family and all the others who were close to him. Their loss, I'm sure, is even greater.

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  • 6 years, 1 month
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    I went to see Eddy at the Fox Theater years ago. It was a great show. He had a wonderful Band with him, but I enjoyed the part of the show when he came out with only his guitar and did so many of his hits. I , later, met him in Owensboro, KY. at the Executive Inn. The owner of the Motel knew I was a Fan of his and did many of his songs. He invited me to his Rehearsal. I got to spend some time with him. He made me feel so comfortable. He introduced me to his Wife Sally and his Son Dickie. He seemed to be , as I expected, a down-to-earth Gentleman. The World has lost a Great Talent and a wonderful man. May his Music play on.

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  • 6 years, 1 month
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    I recall seeing Eddy tell how he lst met his hero Gene Autry as a young upstart riding on a train from Tenn to NY, He humbly introduced himself to Gene afer another rider had gotten up and vacated the next seat. He was so delighted when Gen told him he already knew who he was and had even heard his lst top record, liking it very much . They would become lifelong friends from that point forward. They are both riding together up there now swapping stries and tunes on the Lord's melody train. RIP... Eddy & Gene!

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  • 6 years, 1 month
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    Eddy Arnold was by far the best country singer ever. His smooth, romantic style that carried through every song he ever sang. I am sure many couples had an "Our Song" that was sung by Eddy Arnold. God Bless you Eddy., Rest in Peace. You did so much for this world thru your music. Many thanks. Sympathy to your family.

    Rose Holenchik
    rosebud39@pennswoods.net

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  • 6 years, 2 months
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    Remarkable singer/musician/producer. Your music will live on.

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  • 6 years, 2 months
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    "Make The World Go Away" introduced by Minnie Pearl

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