Eddy Arnold

Date: 2002 July 01
Length: 40 min.
Call Number: OHC413


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

2002 July 1
(40 minutes)
Veteran country music performer Eddy Arnold talks about several significant songs from his career. Discussion includes the stories behind the songs “We’ll “Sing in the Sunshine,” “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “That Do Make It Nice,” “Any Time,” and “Bouquet of Roses.” He also comments on experiences working with RCA Records producer Steve Sholes.