Who was/is Eddy Arnold ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more


History has proven Eddy Arnold to be the first modern country artist to enjoy long-term popularity in the American mass market. In the years immediately after World War II, he emerged with a sincere, unadorned vocal delivery and became a palatable talent for many who had previously shunned the country style. His work would have important ramifications when country music purposely strove for the pop markets in the late 1950s and 1960s. When country music producers Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley responded to the threat of rock and roll and began recording with an eye for a wider audience, they found that Eddy had opened a passage for them. Mass audiences accepted the country-pop performances of Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline beginning in the late 1950s because those audiences had first accepted Eddy Arnold in the 1940s. He built the first wide bridge between country music and mass, urban markets. “If we got into a city, I would do better than the other guys who just did bluegrass or something,” recalled Arnold of his shows in St. Louis and other such urban markets.“I had a following in the cities. I guess it was my style.”

In performing in the style of his heroes Bing Crosby and Gene Autry, the ‘Tennessee Plowboy’ also created a unique place for himself in the world of country music. He added a new connotation to the term ‘country music’, demonstrating more effectively than anybody that the country market would accept a singer who eschewed the nasal sound so prevalent in the voices of Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow. To be sure, artists like Red Foley and Jimmy Wakely speared many country hits with their straight, full-throated vocal styles, but Eddy Arnold stood out in the sweet-singing camp. In the late 1940s, he shattered the country charts with innocent expressions of love and hurt in numbers such as Anytime and Bouquet Of Roses, becoming the top country crooner of the era. Legends such as Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams may have exacted more influence than Eddy Arnold on country music’s current-day sound and image, but Arnold proved to be more popular. From 1945 to 1983, one hundred and forty-five Eddy Arnold songs reached the country charts. Such a run of hits will probably never be repeated.

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