Eddy Arnold

Date: 2000 September 12
Length: 164 min.
Call Number: OHC397


Country music performer. Born May 15, 1918. Died May 8, 2008. Career active 1930s-1990s. Joined Pee Wee King’s Golden West Cowboys as a featured singer in 1940. Began a solo career in 1943. Career record sales number in the millions. Notable hits include “Bouquet of Roses” (1948), “Cattle Call” (1955), “What’s He Doing in My World” (1965), and “Make the World Go Away” (1965). Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

2000 September 12
(2 hours, 44 minutes)
Veteran country music performer Eddy Arnold discusses some of the major milestones in his career. Discussion includes his childhood during the Depression; the singing style of Vernon Dalhart, Gene Autry, and Jimmie Rodgers; the start of his music career; how he joined Pee Wee King; traveling with the Camel Caravan; working with WSM general manager Harry Stone and his first record contract; his first recording session; working with Steve Sholes; working with manager Tom Parker; and his early television work.