Cited in the 1990s by Billboard as the most successful artist in the history of the magazine’s country charts, Eddy Arnold’s career spanned a practically unfathomable eight decades. With gentle humor and a brand of hillbilly-flecked country made haunting by dulcet, almost jazz-crooner vocals, Arnold swiftly found a home at the Grand Ol’ Opry. By the late-1940s, the "Tennessee Ploughboy" was a genuine hitmaker and a frequent collaborator of fellow legend Chet Atkins. After fading away for a spell, he returned in the 1960s with a pioneering string-oriented sound, scoring his signature hit, 1965’s "Make the World Go Away." Arnold continued recording music nearly up until his death in 2008, just shy of his 90th birthday.
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