singer, songwriter, TV host, actor
Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a so-called Nashville sound (country/popular music) innovator of the late 1950s, and scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts,...Wikipedia
Age: 89 (age at death)
Born: 15th May, 1918, Henderson, Tennessee, USA
Died: 8th May, 2008, at a care facility near Nashville
Height: Height Unknown
Claim to Fame: The ballad Make The World Go Away
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.
He avoided the nasal twang of many country singers, and sang with a fuller, richer tone that appealed to a wider audience.
In 1967, he was the first recipient of the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year.
Touring is really a pretty lonely business.
(On singing with string-based orchestras to create what became known as "the Nashville sound") I got to thinking, if I just took the same kind of songs I`d been singing and added violins to them, I`d have a new sound.....They [the country music establishment] cussed me, but the disc jockeys grabbed it.....The artists began to say, "Aww, he`s left us". Then, within a year, they were doing it!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Eddy Arnold, whose mellow baritone on songs like ``Make the World Go Away`` made him one of the most successful country singers in history, died Thursday morning, days short of his 90th birthday. Arnold died at a care facility near Nashville, said Don Cusic, a professor at Belmont University and author of the biography ``Eddy Arnold: I`ll Hold You in My Heart.`` His wife of 66 years, Sally, had died in March, and in the same month, Arnold fell outside his home, injuring his hip. Arnold`s vocals on songs like the 1965 ``Make the World Go Away,``... Read More
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