Eddy Arnold

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Pop / Rock Vocals Westerns
Descriptive "tags": country classic country male vocalists oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Richard Edward Arnold, 15 May 1918, on a farm near Madisonville, Chester County, Tennessee, USA, d. 8 May 2008, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Arnold’s father and mother played fiddle and guitar, respectively, and he learned guitar as a child. His father died on Eddy’s 11th birthday and he left school to work on the farm. By the end of the year the bank foreclosed, and the farm was sold but the family stayed as sharecroppers. Deciding that such a thing would not happen to him again he turned his thoughts to music and began playing at local dances. In 1936, working with a fiddle-playing friend, Speedy McNatt, he made his debut on local radio WTJS Jackson and during the next few years played various cities including Memphis, Louisville and St. Louis.

Between 1940 and 1943 Arnold was a member of Pee Wee King’s Golden West Cowboys, appearing with them on the Grand Ole Opry and touring with theOpry’s travellingCamel Caravan Show....

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