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Eddy Arnold

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Eddy Arnold

American country music singer who performed for six decades add

Category: Music

Born in 1918.

Countries: United States (85%), United Kingdom (4%), Canada (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jim Reeves, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline

Linked to: Country Music Association, Pinson High School, American Broadcasting Company, CBS Radio

 

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Eddy Arnold was born in 1918 add something


1934

In 1934, at age 16, Arnold debuted musically on WTJS-AM in Jackson, Tennessee , Tennessee and obtained a job there during 1937 add something


1936

Billy Hill (songwriter) - Hill's most popular song was "The Glory of Love", recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936, Count Basie in 1937, Peggy Lee in 1959, Dean Martin in 1966, Tom Rush in 1968, Eddy Arnold in 1969, Wizz Jones in 1970, Otis Redding, The Five Keys, and Bette Midler for the film "Beaches"


1938

During 1938, he was hired by WMPS-AM in Memphis, Tennessee, Tennessee, where he was one of its most popular performers add something


1940

Jim Reeves - Influenced by such Western swing-music artists as Jimmie Rodgers and Moon Mullican, as well as popular singers Bing Crosby, Eddy Arnold and Frank Sinatra, it was not long before he was a member of Moon Mullican's band, and made some early Mullican-style recordings like "Each Beat of my Heart" and "My Heart's Like a Welcome Mat" from the late 1940s to the early 1950s


1943

A member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame , Arnold ranked 22nd on Country Music Television's 2003 list of "The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music add something

 

He performed for WSM-AM on the Grand Ole Opry during 1943 as a solo artist add something


1944

Having been with RCA Victor since his debut during 1944, Arnold left the company in 1973 for MGM Records, for which he recorded four albums, which included several top 40 successes add something

 

In 1944, Arnold signed a contract with RCA Victor, with manager Colonel Tom Parker, who later managed Elvis Presley add something


1945

Arnold's first single was little noticed, but the next, "Each Minute Seems a Million Years", scored No. 5 on the country charts during 1945 add something


1946

In 1946, Arnold scored his first major success with "That's How Much I Love You" add something


1947

With Parker's management, Arnold continued to dominate, with 13 of the 20 best-scoring country music songs of 1947–1948 add something


1948

Arnold quit the Opry during 1948, and his "Hometown Reunion" briefly broadcasted in competition with the Opry on Saturday nights add something

 

In 1948, he had five successful songs on the charts simultaneously add something


1950

Arnold began working for television in the early 1950s, hosting "The Eddy Arnold Show" add something

 

With the rise of rock and roll in the 1950s, Arnold's record sales declined, though he and fellow RCA Victor recording artist Jim Reeves had a greater audience with popular-sounding string-laced arrangements add something

 

Charles Randolph Grean - In the early 1950s he formed a production company with Joseph Csida called Csida-Grean, a management company which had handled Arnold's career and produced his syndicated television show, " Eddy Arnold Time"

 

Betty Johnson - Johnson released a children's album with country singer Eddy Arnold produced by Simon and Schuster, who subsequently signed her to their own recording label, Bell Records in 1954


1953

During 1953, Arnold and Tom Parker had a dispute, and Arnold dismissed him add something


1954

From 1954 to 1963, Arnold's performances were managed by Joe Csida; during 1964 Csida was replaced by Jerry Purcell add something


1955

He performed as a guest and a guest host on the ABC-TV show "Ozark Jubilee" from 1955–60 add something

 

Unchained Melody - Perry Como recorded the song in 1955 as did his RCA Victor labelmate top country crooner Eddy Arnold, and English jazz musician Cliff Townshend of The Squadronaires released a popular version in 1956


1956

Chet Atkins - His albums became more popular, and he was featured on ABC-TV's "The Eddy Arnold Show" during the summer of 1956; as well as on "Country Music Jubilee" in 1957 and 58


1960

Bill Walker's orchestra arrangements provided the lush background for 16 continuous successes sung by Arnold in the late 1960s add something

 

From 1960 to 1961, he hosted NBC-TV's "Today on the Farm" add something

 

Buck Owens - In the early 1960s, the countrypolitan sound was popular, with smooth, string-laden, pop-influenced styles used by Eddy Arnold, Jim_Reeves, and Patsy Cline, among others

 

Hank Cochran - Starting during the 1960s, Cochran was a prolific songwriter in the genre, including major hits by Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and others

 

Georgia on My Mind - The song has been covered by many artists, significant among them: Richard Manuel, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Eddy Arnold, The Anita Kerr Singers, Brenda Lee, Zac Brown Band, Michael Bublé, Michael Bolton, Dave Brubeck, Anita O'Day, Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, Rebecca Parris, Gerald Albright, Jo Stafford, Gladys Knight, Gene Krupa, Grover Washington, Jr., James Brown, Usher, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat Gonella and The Georgians, Django Reinhardt, Khalil Fong, Wes Montgomery,


1965

In 1965, he had one of his greatest successes with the song "Make the World Go Away" add something

 

Hank Cochran - The next year Eddy Arnold would make the song his signature hit, scoring No. 1 on the country music charts and in 1965 No. 6 on the overall Billboard Hot 100 charts


1966

During 1966, Arnold was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the youngest performer to receive the honor add something


1967

Chet Atkins - In 1967, a tribute song called "Chet's Tune" was produced for his birthday, with contributions by a long list of RCA/Victor artists including Eddy Arnold, Connie_Smith, Jerry Reed, Willie Nelson, Hank Snow, and others

 

Wilma Burgess - Then "Misty Blue" - handed down to Burgess after being rejected by Brenda Lee - was shortly established as a trademark song for Burgess' prime influence Eddy Arnold whose version in the spring of 1967 not only reached No. 3 C&W but became a regional Pop hit reaching No. 57 nationally


1971

Glen Sherley - After the release of "Greystone Chapel", Sherley's next major success came in 1971, when country singer Eddy Arnold recorded another song written by Sherley, "Portrait Of My Woman"


1972

Connie Smith - In November 1972, Smith announced she would depart from RCA Records, the same week that country artist Eddy Arnold announced his departure


1980

During the 1980s, Arnold declared himself semi-retired; however, he continued recording add something


 

In 1984, the Academy of Country Music awarded Arnold its Pioneer award add something


1990

Nancy Overton - In the early 1990s, The Chordettes regrouped with Overton, Doris Alberti, and original members Lynn Evans and Jean Swain, doing shows ranging from a doo wop concert to touring with Eddy Arnold


1991

His next album, "You Don't Miss A Thing" wasn't released until 1991 add something


1992

By 1992, he had sold nearly 85 million records, and had a total of 145 weeks of No. 1 songs, more than any other singer add something


1996

In 1996, RCA issued an album of Arnold's main successes since 1944 as part of its 'Essential' series add something


1999

On May 16, 1999, the day after his 81st birthday, he announced his final retirement during a concert at the Hotel Orleans in Las Vegas add something


 

In 2000, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts add something


Eddy Arnold died in 2008 add something

 

Central Time on May 8, 2008 in a nursing home in Nashville, Tennessee , exactly one week before his 90th birthday add something

 

On May 31, 2008, RCA released "To Life", as a single from the album "After All These Years" add something