Richard Edward Arnold, known professionally as Eddy Arnold, was among the most popular country music singers in American history and helped create the Nashville sound during the late 1950s. He sold more than 85 million records and had 147 songs on the top charts, including 28 number one hits on Billboard's Country Singles chart. Arnold transcended changing musical tastes for more than 50 years, and his later concerts attracted three generations of fans.
In the 1960s, Arnold began performing with symphony orchestras in virtually every major city: New Yorkers jammed Carnegie Hall for two concerts, he appeared in Hollywood at the Coconut Grove, and had long, sold-out engagements in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. In the 1970s, while at MGM Records, Arnold posted several Top 40 hits, including 1974's Top 20 hit, "I Wish That I Had Loved You Better." A member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Eddy Arnold ranked 22nd on County Music Television's 2003 list of The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music.
Variety, 2016-10-21 17:00:08
Back in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, Bill Anderson was one of Nashville’s most prolific hitmakers, with classics like Ray Price’s “City Lights,” Roy Clark and Eddy Arnold’s “The Tips of My Fingers,” and his own pop crossover smash, “Still,” racing to the top of the country charts, and sometimes ...
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As someone who was born in the 1970s, I never really got to experience the true magic of Eddy Arnold at his peak, as he was already in semi-...
Songwriter Bob Montgomery dies at age 77
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-12-05 00:33:09
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A songwriter and producer who wrote hits for pop and country artists from Buddy Holly to Eddy Arnold has died.