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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Mickey Newbury born in Houston, 1940. Eddy Arnold debuts at Carnegie Hall, 1966.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Eddy Arnold born near Henderson, Tenn., 1918. K.T. Oslin born in Crossett, Ark., 1941.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 15, the 135th day of 2003 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Eddy Arnold, who was born in 1918 (age 85); pianist Erroll Garner, in 1921 (age 82); Trini Lopez in 1937 (age 66); Little River Band guitarist Graham Goble in 1947 (age 56)...
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Roy Orbison born in Vernon, Texas, 1936. Roland White born in Lewiston, Maine, 1938.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Reba McEntire born in Chockie, Okla., 1955. Eddy Arnold's "The Best Of Eddy Arnold" album is certified gold, 1968.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, March 13 (UPI) -- At times, the task must have seemed insurmountable: Pick the top 500 singles in country music history and defend your choices.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

People

Fred Rogers, who as "Mr. Rogers" delivered life's lessons to children for more than 30 years in quiet soothing tones, has died at age 74.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Razzy Bailey born in Lafayette, La., 1939. Wendy Holcombe dies, 1987.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Lefty Frizzell debuts on Grand Ole Opry, 1950. Kitty Wells records "I Can't Stop Loving You," 1957.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Sharon White of The Whites born in Wichita Falls, Texas, 1953. Tracy Byrd born in Vidor, Texas, 1966.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Eddy Arnold conducts his first recording session, one of Nashville's earliest, 1944. Gene Autry records No. 1 single, "At Mail Call Today," 1944.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Eddy Arnold places six songs in the Top 10, 1948. Linda Davis born in Dotson, Texas, 1962.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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Wiki

Richard Edward Arnold (May 15, 1918–May 8, 2008), known professionally as Eddy Arnold, 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, second only to George Jones. He sold more than 85 million records. A member of the Grand Ole Opry (beginning 1943) and the Country Music Hall of Fame (beginning 1966), Arnold ranked 22nd on Country Music Television's 2003 list of "The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music."

Arnold was born on May 15, 1918 on a farm near Henderson, Tennessee. His father, a sharecropper, played the fiddle, while his mother played guitar. As a boy Arnold helped on the farm, which later gained him his nickname—the Tennessee Plowboy. Arnold attended Pinson High School in Pinson, Tennessee, where he played guitar for school functions and events. He quit before graduation to help with the farm work, but continued performing, often arriving on a mule with his guitar hung on his back. Arnold also worked part time as an assistant at a mortuary.

During 1934, at age 16, Arnold debuted musically on WTJS-AM in Jackson, Tennessee and obtained a job there during 1937. He performed at local nightclubs and was a permanent performer for the station. During 1938, he was hired by WMPS-AM in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was one of its most popular performers. He soon quit for KWK-AM in St. Louis, Missouri, followed by a brief stint at WHAS-AM in Louisville, Kentucky.

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