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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Eddy Arnold Is Dead

posted by on May 8 at 13:30 PM

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The country-pop superstar died today at age 89. Arnold’s crooning voice and smooth songs helped to shepherd in the Nashville Sound, creating crossover success for country music on the pop charts.

I don’t listen to much Eddy Arnold (I generally like my country as honky-tonk as it can get), but he has a special place in my heart because he’s one of my dad’s favorite singers, and we listened to him all the time in our car when I was a kid. My sister and I couldn’t stand the yodel-heavy “Cattle Call” at the time, but I’ve since been known to listen to it many times on repeat. It’s an awfully pretty song.

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