Born Richard Edward Arnold on May 15, 1918 in Henderson, Tennessee, Eddy Arnold known as “The Tennessee Plowboy” had his first guitar at age 10, his own radio show on WMPS in Memphis and began his singing career as a teenager.
Soon as a star of the Grand Ole’ Opry the Hit Parade charted the first of 147 hits with 28 reaching #1 including, “That’s How Much I Love You,” “It’s a Sin,” “I’ll Hold You In My Arms,” “Anytime,” “Bouquet of Roses,” “Texarkana Baby,” “Just a Little Lovin’,” “I Wanna Play House With You,” “The Cattle Call,” “What’s He Doing In My World,” “Make The World Go Away,” and “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.”
Eddy Arnold is credited with selling more than 85 million records.
He successfully made the transition from radio to television. New Yorkers stood in line to hear him perform at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood elite crowded the Coconut Grove and fans attended sold-out engagements in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.
Eddy Arnold was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.