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C.W. McCall of "Convoy" fame, born William Fries in Audubon, Iowa, 1929. Jack Ingram born in Houston, 1970.
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Shelby Lynne born in Quantico, Va., 1968. Ernest Tubb inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1965.
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SEAN CONNERY GOES TO COURT
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Vaughn Monroe born in Akron, Ohio, 1911. Fiddler Gordon Terry born, 1931.
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Jim Reeves' "Distant Drums" began month-long stay at top of British pop charts, 1966. Singer/Songwriter Kelly Willis born in Lawton, Okla., 1968.
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Charles Sawtelle of bluegrass band Hot Rize born, 1946. Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded "16 Tons," 1955.
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Paul Deakin of the Mavericks born in Kansas City, Mo., 1959. Eddy Arnold and Col. Tom Parker dissolved management deal, 1953.
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Jim Reeves born in Panola County, Texas, 1924. Eddy Arnold recorded "My Daddy Is Only A Picture," 1947. Johnny Cash & June Carter recorded "If I Were A Carpenter," 1969.
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Mark O'Connor born in Seattle, Wash., 1961. Terri Clark born in Montreal, 1968. Dolly Parton's "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That?" goes to No. 1, 1989.
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Butch Hancock born in 1945. Roy Rogers appears on the cover of Life Magazine in 1943. Bill Anderson joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1961.
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Elvis Presley cut his first sessions for Sun Records in 1954. Webb Pierce recorded "Falling Back to You" in 1958. Merle Haggard's No. 1 single "Workin' Man Blues" charted in 1969.
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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
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The almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2002 with 230 to follow.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Eddy Arnold, who was born in 1918 (age 84); Trini Lopez in 1937 (age 65); Little River Band guitarist Graham Goble in 1947 (age 55); Brian Eno in 1948 (age 54); Toto's Dennis Fredericksen in 1951 (age 51); Mike Old

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News from the world of country music for May 14
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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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