Funeral services held next week for Eddy Arnold
Thursday, May 8, 2008 – Funeral Services for Eddy Arnold, who passed away this morning, have been scheduled for next week. A public viewing in the Country Music Hall of Fame rotunda is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13 from 5-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, May 14 from 9 a.m.-noon. The funeral service, also open to the public, will be held Wednesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium. Burial will be private.
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After All These Years
Arguably the single most popular country artist between the 1940s and 1960s,Eddy Arnold is among the music's biggest-and savviest-giants. From his early hits, which featured his smooth voice and the "ting-a-ling" steel guitar of Roy Wiggins, to crossover smashes like "Make The World Go Away," he was a pioneer who helped to expand country's musical horizons and to build Nashville into the center of country music that it is today.
Back in the studio after a long absence, Arnold and co-producers »»»
Pop quiz: Who has the most number-one country hits ever? It's Eddy Arnold, and even though he's 79 years old now, he actually doesn't sound bad. Granted, listening to him slide half an octave to hit a high note is painful at times, but for the most part, his subdued versions of these songs come across well. Much credit goes to Chuck Howard, who produced John Berry's Christmas masterpiece of two years ago and does well with the simple country-pop arrangements here. A medley of "O Christmas Tree" »»»