COUNTRY ICON EDDY ARNOLD R.I.P.

Published on: May 8, 2008
COUNTRY ICON EDDY ARNOLD R.I.P.

Legendary Country Hall of Fame hit maker, Eddy Arnold is dead at 89 in Nashville. 

From 1945 to 1983, Arnold, the folksy "Tennessee Plowboy", sold more than 85 million records and had 28 number-one country hits!

A one-time hearse driver, Arnold rose from poverty to become a solo star with the Grand Ole Opry.

Later he was managed by Col. Tom Parker - Elvis' manager as well - who guided Arnold to such hits as "Make the World Go Away", "Just Call Me Lonesome" and "Tennessee Stud."

His concerts were the hot ticket at the Hollywood Coconut Grove, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall.

Before retiring in 2005, Arnold's last album was "After All These Years".

Adios, amigo.