Eddy Arnold in 2002.
Eddy Arnold died on Thursday morning, May 8 2008. He passed away at a care center near Nashville. Eddy was one of the most successful country singers in the history of US music.
Eddy Arnold’s wife, Sally Arnold, had died in March 2008. During March, Eddy suffered a fall and injured his hip.
Eddy was a pioneer of “The Nashville Sound.” This was a mixture of pop and country styles. Other singers who picked up on this trend included Kenny Rogers.
Eddy was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966. In 1967, he became the first person to get the entertainer of the year award from the Country Music Association. He had a long and successful career as a singer.
Eddy left behind his son, Richard Edward Arnold Jr, and daughter, Jo Ann Pollard.
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