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EDDY ARNOLD GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FROM OCTOBER 01, 2003 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2003




Bob Casper - December 31, 2003
E-mail: casper@nwlink.com
Hometown: Everett, Wa.
Comments:
I've loved Eddy's music since the mid 40s. Glad to see that he's had a long and full life. He's earned it. The first song, I can remember is "Cattle Call".



Shirley Wheeler - December 30, 2003
Hometown: Birdsboro, PA
Comments:
I've just discovered your wonderful website. My father is a long-time fan of Eddy (my siblings and I are closet fans...we heard him a lot while growing up!). Since Dad's collection is on LP and cassette, I am trying to build a CD collection for him. One of his favorites...I Love How You Love Me...is only available (according to your great discography) on the Reader's Digest set "Welcome to My World". I shall send a request to post a listing under Buy and Sell... if anyone sees this who knows where I might procure a copy of this CD set (or if the song is available elsewhere on CD), please let me know. Thanks!
Shirley


Earl Warren - December 29, 2003
E-mail: efwarren@att.net
Hometown: Houston, Tx(via Broken Bow, Okla)
Comments:
As a lifelong Country Music fan I've always enjoyed Eddy Arnold music. What is there not to like about his music and THE MAN HIMSELF? While reading the book "Welcome To My World" I almost fell out of my chair when I read Eddy's reply to a question. He was asked to what can he attribute the popularity of country music, his response was something like, "Well, when the war started millions of guys in every state in the union were thrown together in barracks training camps and on the battlefronts. Kids from New York's East Side mingled with guys from BROKEN BOW, OKLAHOMA. Well folks, that is where I left my chair. If Eddy Arnold knows where BB Okla. is, then I'll hold him in my heart forever, for he is a true Country Gentleman.
Earl


paul johannessen - December 28, 2003
Hometown: england
Homepage Address: birkenhead
Comments:
maybe your my family fathers name arne marinius johannessen born oslo norway 1912


Bill Shoop - December 27, 2003
Comments:
Eddy Arnold also appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show Jan. 26,1964 show number 776 on the 13th season.  Would like to know what he sang?


keith collins - December 25, 2003
E-mail: admcoop@yahoo.com
Hometown: millbrae, california zip 94030
Home address: 1380 el camino real Apt #50
Comments:
Merry Christmas Eddy! 85 and still rocking Would you be able to send me a Christmas card? Thanks Keith

Keith:  Send Eddy a Christmas card at the following address:
Dr. Eddy Arnold
P. O. Box 97
Brentwood, Tennessee 37024-0097
Bill Comer



Dirk Veteto - December 24, 2003
E-mail: dandcdesigns@yahoo.com
Hometown: Memphis
Comments:
Mr. Arnold,
I have really enjoyed your music over the decades. What a talent! You may or may not remember, but you and my dad were childhood buddies back in Chester and Henderson counties in West Tennessee. His name was Leon Veteto. He used to tell me how you both would "buck dance" and sing around Luray, Huron and Mifflin areas. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and would love to hear from you - especially if you remember growing up with my dad.
Merry Christmas,
Dirk Veteto
Jackson, TN

Dirk:  You may write to Eddy at his office in Brentwood.  His address is as follows:
Dr. Eddy Arnold
P. O. Box 97
Brentwood, Tennessee 37024-0097
Bill Comer



Herb Silber - December 24, 2003
E-mail: tman3724@aol.com
Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
Comments:
Eddy is a country music legend and deserves to be treated as such. We have a country music fan in the White House. Why don't we petition George Bush to use his influence to have Eddy Arnold honored?
I have enjoyed Eddy Arnold's music since, at least, 1946 (that I can remember).

Herb:  You've got me beat by two years.   I became a fan in 1948 when I heard him sing "Bouquet of Roses."   Bill Comer



Everett H Gould - December 24, 2003
E-mail: everettgould@msn.com
Hometown: Ottumwa IA
Comments:


Bill Shoop - December 23, 2003
Comments:
On April 1998, The Readers Digest Compilation "Welcome To My World" was certified gold, platinum, and double platinum.
On May 5,1966, "My World" LP by Eddy Arnold is certified gold.
On March 3,1968, "Best Of Eddy Arnold" is certified gold.


DON STEWART - December 22, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
HI BILL SHOOP ~ EDDY ARNOLD APPEARED ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW IN 1949....I DON'T HAVE THE DATE OF THIS APPEARANCE, OTHER THAN THE YEAR WAS 1949. I AM NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER APPEARANCE HE MIGHT HAVE MADE. ON MY CASSETTE TAPE OF EDDY'S LIVE INTERVIEW WITH RADIO ANNOUNCER MICHAEL ANTHONY.. HE MENTIONED HE HADN'T REALIZED HE WAS THE VERY FIRST COUNTRY STAR TO APPEAR ON A MAJOR NETWORK SHOW "THE TEXACO STAR THEATER" WITH MILTON BERLE. HE WAS ASKED WHAT SONG HE SANG AND EDDY SAID, "I BELIEVE IT WAS, "BOUQUET OF ROSES". HE [EDDY] WENT ON TO SAY HE REMEMBERS THAT NIGHT VERY WELL. AS THAT NIGHT AFTER THE SHOW HE HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE AIRPORT TO FLY TO CANADA....AS HE HAD A SHOW IN CANADA THE NEXT DAY. HAD HE APPEARED ON THE SHOW MORE THAN ONCE I'M SURE HE WOULD HAVE MENTIONED IT IN THIS INTERVIEW.
TO ALL EDDY FANS READING THIS, BILL SHOOP STATED HIS ONE MAN CAMPAIGN...TO GET EDDY NOMINATED FOR THE KENNEDY ARTS CENTER AWARD IN THE 1980'S LONG BEFORE THIS WEB SITE WAS ESTABLISHED IN MARCH OF 1998. SO ALL OF US EDDY ARNOLD FANS OWE A LOT TO BILL SHOOP AND HIS EARLY EFFORTS. THEN LAST YEAR BILL COMER & I, ALONG WITH BILL SHOOP, TRIED ONCE AGAIN. FRANK CUNNINGHAM, AND NANCY RICHARDSON FOLLOWED IN OUR QUEST. BUT ONCE AGAIN EDDY WAS SNUBBED....THROUGH NO FAULT OF OURS. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE BILL SHOOP WAS THE VERY FIRST. MY HAT GOES OFF TO HIM IN HIS RELENTLESS EFFORTS.....ALONG WITH [WEB MASTER...BILL COMER]......THANKS, BILL SHOOP FOR YOUR TIRELESS EFFORTS. Don Stewart


Bill Shoop - December 22, 2003
Comments:
Does anybody know the dates Eddy was on the Ed Sullivan show? I know he appeared twice.  What songs did he sing?  Would be interesting to find out.


Carol Trent - December  21, 2003
E-mail: pansie@usit.net
Hometown: Rogersville, Tn
Comments:
Terrific website and a real tribute to a singer extraordinaire! Is a copy of I'm Letting You Go around anywhere? I found that music to be absolutely haunting and simply wore out an album I had on which it was recorded. Many thanks and good luck !


DON STEWART - December 21, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS,PA. 17578
Comments:
Dear Jeanette Enos ~
YES INDEED "DID IT RAIN" WAS A VERY POPULAR SONG SUNG BY EDDY. IT WAS RECORDED IN A SESSION ON SEPT.15,1959 IN RCA VICTOR STUDIOS, NASHVILLE. DID IT RAIN {CRUTCHFIELD-DINNING-ROBERTSON} ATKINS {GTR}CRAMER{PNO}GARLAND GTR} HARMAN{DRM}LOUDERMILK{GTR} MOORE{B} VOC ACC THE RECORD CATALOG NUMBERS ARE K2WB-1469 RCA7619A PRODUCED BY CHET ATKINS: IF YOU WOULD LIKE ALL THE WORDS TO THIS SONG, EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND THEM TO YOU. BUT OUT OF MEMORY IT GOES LIKE THIS:
DID IT RAIN, DID IT RAIN, AT YOUR HOUSE LAST NIGHT LIKE IT RAINED, LIKE IT RAINED AT MINE. WAS IT DARK AND COLD WAS THERE ANY ACHE IN YOUR SOUL....DID YOU ALMOST LOSE YOUR MIND. DID YOUR THOUGHT'S WANDER BACK TO THE FIRST TIME WE MET....DID YOU PRAY THAT THE SUN AGAIN WOULD SHINE? DID IT RAIN. DID IT RAIN....AT YOUR HOUSE LAST NIGHT LIKE....LIKE IT RAINED LIKE IT RAINED AT MINE.
I THINK REMEMBERED ALL THE WORDS. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET IT ON EBAY EASILY. IF NOT CONTACT...{WEB MASTER BILL COMER @....bill830@aol.com Thanks Don Stewart


Jeanette Enos - December 21, 2003
E-mail: catladyje@aol.com
Hometown: Sarasota, Fl.
Comments:
As a child my fondest memory is hearing Eddy Arnold sing "The Cattle Call" at noon every weekday on the radio.  I also remember another song he sang about Did It Rain, Did It Rain at your house last night. I have searched everywhere for that song. Does anyone know where I might find it, and if that was indeed a song?


DON STEWART - December 21, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS,PA. 17578
Comments:
SHOWS OF PAST YEAR'S THAT EDDY ARNOLD PERFORMED ON:
Eddy AThe Red Skelton Hour I: guest is Eddy Arnold (B&W kinescope) 3/19/68 20-8Crnold Time I: syndicated half-hour show from Springfield, Missouri (with Betty Johnson as regular) 1954 (first song: "I Wanna Play House with You") 12-3A
Eddy Arnold Time II: program (1954) first song: "I've Been Thinkin'" 12-6C
Eddy Arnold Time III: program (1954) first song: "Candy Kisses" 12-7E
Eddy Arnold Time IV: program (1954) first song "Easy on the Eyes" 12-10A


DON STEWART - December 20, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
ON THIS DAY DEC.20, 2000....EDDY ARNOLD SCORED A BIG ONE. HE WAS AWARDED THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS BY PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, IN WASHINGTON D.C.
ARE YOUR LISTENING KENNEDY CENTER OF PREFORMING ARTS ???


Léo Beaulieu - December 18, 2003
E-mail: beaulieuleo@videotron.ca
Hometown: Léry, Québec, Canada
Comments:
Hi everyone!  I am just wondering what has happened to our Eddy Arnold's fan Don Stewart!  Has any of you written him lately?  He used to write me very often and since 2 months... nothing!  Wondering if he is still well and alive. Yet, I see some of his messages on this guestbook?


Maheen - December 18, 2003
E-mail: maheen5894@sympatico.ca
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Comments:
Hi Eddy Arnold fans!
Just wanted to let you know that I have changed my Email address on Monday night so if you would like to contact me you can do so by using this address. Hope all of you are looking forward for Christmas!
Sincerely, Maheen.


Betty Jo Fisher - December 17, 2003
E-mail: bfisher@cablelynx.com
Hometown: Longview, Tx.
Comments:
What a nice website this is...Don Stewart recommended this site to me and I must say, everything he told me about it is true...To me there has never been such a nice looking gentleman with such a nice kind speaking voice, and, most of all such a soothing beautiful singing voice as Mr. Arnold has....He should have been handed every honor available....I know his fans love him and honor him in every way they can, especially Don Stewart and his friend Bill Comer....There is so much to see here and I will be coming back from time to time...Thanks to Don Stewart for telling me about this site.....


DON STEWART - December 17, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA.17578
Comments:
ON THIS DAY DEC.17, 1949.... "THERE'S NO WINGS ON MY ANGEL" CHARTED FOR EDDY ARNOLD.


Jerry Vandiver - December 16, 2003
Hometown: North Georgia
Comments:
Hi Sue,
Go to www.gemm.com.  On the search engine; type in [Eddy Arnold] and it will pull up all his available music on their site. It's arranged in alphabetical order; so you will have to keep scrolling down until you come to "Loving her was easier" and there are several LPs listed; price ranging on condition of LP. Right now there is a near mint one for $12.00 and you can buy it straight out from the seller who has it listed and you don't have to get in a bidding war. Gemm is a clearing house for a multitude of Companys that deal in 'Out Of Print, Rare, Collectors Music & etc.' They are 'Very Reputable' and offer a 100% guarantee on all music listed on their site. I have purchased about 75 pieces of music from them and no problems. Hope this helps. Jerry Vandiver


Larry Risko - December 16, 2003
E-mail: lamandra@megalink.net
Hometown: Bryant Pond, ME
Comments:
Sue,
Yes, Eddy did record "Loving Her Was Easier". It is on the album of the same title, c.1972. As with most of Eddy's albums, it is out of print, but you should be able to find it on ebay. I hope you find it, there are a couple of really good songs on that one. Good luck, Larry


sue - December 13, 2003
E-mail: suewoodward13@hotmail.com
Comments:
Did Eddy ever record a song called "Loving Her Was Easier"? I can't find it anywhere.


Britni Hendrickson - December 12, 2003
E-mail: britni@britnihendrickson.com
Hometown: Locust Grove, Okla. USA
Homepage Address: www.britnihendrickson.com
Comments:
Hello to you and Sally and although I am late I wish you a Very Happy Anniversary.  Just surfing the net and ran onto your site. Also want to say Merry Christmas and a Very Prosperous New Year. Take care and God Bless..~**Britni**~


Prof. C Gomez - December 11, 2003
E-mail: chrlsgomez@yahoo.com
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Comments:
Curbing freedom of expression is a human rights violation so please stop domineering. Stop with the merciless persecution of Frank and other posters. Confine your wrath & pettiness to your private emails. Do you have a patent out that says I love Eddy more than anyone else in the world!?. Stop scheming via emails to disrupt the peace here. I am shocked! It didn’t take a chosen few to make Eddy who he is but all jointly who appreciate his talents with equal fervor. So spare us your hostility, know-how and weaknesses. I am an old man and have no patience for it. Disturbing everyone in the name of Eddy is shameful. Please extend some common decency and virtue like the great Eddy. That is the surest way you can honor him! Mind your own manners and toes first before you infringe on the dignity and the integrity of ANY poster. You are not infallible. Stop thinking you know the best for Eddy. Be humble. All posters here have incredible respect for Eddy. So no one has been inappropriate except you by your interruption of loyal exchanges. If you truly uphold and honor Eddy, do what Eddy does mind your own business in true Eddy Arnold spirit. Now your apology is accepted. With all due respects it is hard for an 80 year old lifelong fan of Eddy to stand by while you shoot his fans down with your caustic tongue. Eddy would value every fan. So if he loses any you more than anyone else would be responsible. It doesn’t matter how many you recommend to the website. How you treat them when they come here matters the most. From one old man to another thank you - Charles Gomez


Maheen - December 10, 2003
E-mail: wick5894@rogers.com
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Comments:
I don't cannot understand why these people at the Kennedy Center is ignoring Eddy Arnold. He has contributed so much to country music than any other artist and why they put Loretta Lynn in there is beyond me. Loretta's okay but she's not one of my favorites. Eddy is the one who deserves it! I have been a fan of Eddy for 7 years now, he will always be the greatest ever in country music! Hope each and everyone of you will play Eddy's Christmas albums and I hope you will all listen to the Christmas special with him, Faith Hill and Lee Anne Rines they show every year at this time.
Your friend always, Maheen.


DON STEWART - December 09, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
OPEN LETTER TO ALL
I hope all Eddy Arnold fans will agree with me....that these pages are devoted to the love and devotion of Eddy and his music. Sure it is O.K. to discuss your disappointment of reasons you think Eddy is being kept out of the Kennedy Arts Center. However I don't feel it is a place to air out what religion you are....or your political affiliations. Please post that in the Church of your choice bulletin, or polling place, and spare us from reading such remarks of this kind.
I have nothing against Mother Theresa......she was a wonderful person. But it is my feelings alone, and not that of this Web Master. That this is not the place for this kind of discussions or a war with words with other website posters. That is what emails are for...please spare us from who has the best vocabulary. It is my hope in future posts...... politics and religion be kept out of the conversation. To those toes I have stepped on...please except my sincere apology. But these honored pages are to honor the Great Eddy Arnold and only him. Thank you....Don Stewart.
WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT WASN'T ONLY MY VIEWS SO I ASKED TWO OTHERS....HERE ARE THEIR REPLIES:
----- Original Message -----
nancy l richardson  - December 09, 2003
To: DON STEWART
Cc: Doris G Lewis
Subject: Re: WEB SITE !!!
Hi Don, Your posting is correct and very good. We all know that Eddy should have been honored by the Kennedy Center long before now. He was the first country superstar and has led the way for all of the country crossovers that are now charting in both country and pop fields. We were all devastated that he did not get honored and unfortunately all of the hard feelings are not going to change it. As Eddy's secretary Roberta said, "Eddy is too good for that bunch anyway.".
Most people go to the web site to hear of Eddy and if they have different political or religious views would be put off with all the controversial personal views of web site regulars.
Eddy has always been intelligent enough to keep his personal views to himself rather than to air them in public like many entertainers do. Posters on his site should be wise to do as Eddy would do and keep their political or religious views to themselves.
----- Original Message -----
Doris G Lewis  - December 09, 2003
To: stew01@ptd.net
Subject: Re: WEB SITE !!!
I agree with Don Stewart wholeheartedly! The Eddy Arnold web should ONLY be used to learn, support and show our respect and love of Eddy. I, too, am disappointed that Eddy did not get appointed to the Kennedy Arts Center--as I feel he should be, but to create a "Situation" and criticize other people belief's on this web site only shows disrespect. PLEASE, people, show a little courtesy for others. Doris Lewis.


DON STEWART - December 09, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA.17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD IS THE PICTURE OF THE DAY ON TWANGTOWNUSA.COM
THIS IS A GREAT SITE FOR ALL COUNTRY MUSIC FANS....BOOKMARK IT AND/OR SIGN UP TO GET IT DAILY. THE REASON HE IS HONORED TODAY IS THAT HIS SONG "PRISON WITHOUT WALLS" CHARTED THIS DAY BACK IN 1950. I ALREADY POSTED THAT....BUT WANTED TO ALERT ALL EDDY FAN'S OF HIS GREAT PICTURE ON TWANGTOWNUSA.COM


Frank Cunningham - December 09, 2003
Comments:
And this man has the power of his convictions to keep Dr. Richard Eddy Arnold out of the Kennedy Center?
Of course he is the same one who went back home believing a young woman would come out of the water and meet him there.
"In a recent magazine article, Senator Kennedy said his personal beliefs [about abortion] were what mattered and dismissed Church leadership, saying, "I know what I believe…it's their problem [Catholic bishops], not mine." So much for an undying obedience to the Vicar of Christ."


DON STEWART - December 09, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD'S TOP TEN OF "PRISON WITHOUT WALLS" CHARTED THIS DAY DEC 9,1950.


Thom Schuyler - December 08, 2003
E-mail: t-schuyler@comcast.net
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
Comments:
I had the singular pleasure of getting to know Eddy during my years at RCA in Nashville. He is a delightful human being and always treated me with the utmost respect. I had him perform on the General Jackson paddlewheel boat for a crowd of about 500 radio personalities (a tough and critical crowd.) Also performing that evening was Alabama, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Clint Black, Lorrie Morgan and many others. Eddy came out with his gut string guitar, sat on a stool and blew the room away! Best act on the stage...


DON STEWART - December 08, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
WHAT ABOUT EDDY ARNOLD??? YOU MEAN LORETTA LYNN HAS DONE MORE FOR COUNTRY MUSIC THAN EDDY?? OUR PRESIDENT IS READING THE WRONG PRESS. WAKE UP MR. PRESIDENT, AND SMELL THE ROSES. THE WHOLE "BOUQUET OF ROSES"
'National treasure' Loretta Lynn receives Kennedy Center Honor / Peter Cooper / TENNESSEAN.COM
Posted by Marty Martel on December 08, 2003 at 14:29:11:
'National treasure' Loretta Lynn receives Kennedy Center Honor
By PETER COOPER
Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynn walked in from a night as crisp and cold as a frozen tuxedo, moved across plush red carpet and entered a building filled with chandeliers and famous people, with warmth, applause and adoration.
Yesterday evening was a night of tribute to Lynn, a woman whom former President Bush called ''a national treasure,'' who was being cheered for receiving a Kennedy Center Honor, an award akin to British knighthood or the French Legion of Honor.
The scene was nothing at all like the hillside cabin of Lynn's Kentucky childhood, the place she wrote of in her autobiography in song — Coal Miner's Daughter. Yet by her very presence, Lynn seemed to bring the Butcher Holler house — the center of an upbringing that has been her burden and her muse — with her. The home was there last night, as real as the coal miner's daughter sitting in the president's box.
For her part, Lynn smiled and cried a few tears as a stream of esteemed friends and admirers approached the gleaming white stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Opera House to speak glowing words or to sing her songs.
One of those people was Bush, the first president to so honor an inductee, who said, ''What Norman Rockwell did with paint, Loretta still does with her voice and guitar.''
Lynn — the fourth country artist to receive a Kennedy honor since the award show's 1978 inception — was the first of five honorees at yesterday's show, sharing the night with ''Godfather of Soul'' James Brown, actress Carol Burnett, director Mike Nichols and violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Sissy Spacek — the actress who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Lynn in the movie Coal Miner's Daughter — was the first to speak about Lynn.
''I loved being you,'' she said, directing her comments to the box that held Lynn, President Bush and other honorees. ''I would have gone on being you for the rest of my life, but everybody knows there's only one Loretta Lynn.''
The actress introduced a video that depicted Lynn's rise from a mountain childhood to a place among American music's superstars.
Then former President Bush spoke, joking that his lack of musical talent precluded him from delivering ''a special rendition of Who Was That Stranger?''
After that, it was on to the music. Reba McEntire was the first to sing, knocking out a feisty version of You're Lookin' At Country.
Next, Garth Brooks stepped out of his retirement to join Trisha Yearwood for a take on Lynn's duet with Conway Twitty, Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.
Lyle Lovett offered a wry-but-right version of Lynn's Rated X, even going so far as to repeat Lynn's spoken aside near song's end, ''Why, us women don't have a chance.''
And then Patty Loveless, herself a cousin of Lynn and the daughter of a miner, delivered Lynn's signature Coal Miner's Daughter, singing of the Van Lear coal mine, of a mother who read the Bible by a coal oil light, and of the sheer exhaustion that accompanies such an existence.
The song was a reminder of the humble beginning that has given way to one of music's most remarkable and important careers, and of the way that, as former President Bush said, ''her timeless body of work helps us celebrate what this country and her people are all about.''
TENNESSEAN.COM


Frank Cunningham - December 07, 2003
E-mail: fcunning@acsworld.com
Hometown: Reedsville, PA
Comments:
Dear Bill:
Amen!
Frank


Bill Comer - December 07, 2003
E-mail: Bill830@aol.com
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Homepage Address: www.eddyarnold.com
Comments:
Sixty-two years ago today, December 07, 1941, the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor killing thousands of people. My older brother, Tom Comer, who is now deceased, was at Pearl Harbor on that dreadful day. Tom was a crew member of the USS Zane, a destroyer minesweeper. He was not injured and subsequently fought in every major sea battle in the Pacific during War World II.  Tom returned to Pearl Harbor on December 07, 1991, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the attack. REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR! Tom died a few years ago of cancer.  May God Bless and protect all of our service men and women, wherever they may be, as they are in constant danger during these difficult times.
Bill Comer


CarWash Mike - December 06, 2003
E-mail: Narc14fan@aol.com
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Homepage Address: http://hometown.aol.com/__121b_JQrNwtWzuRD7x3yRo/f8Sjm59KHYnEWk
Comments:
Eddy is truly one of my favorite recording artists of all-time. I'm glad I came across this website


Jerry Rogers - December 06, 2003
E-mail: jerchar2@earthlink.net
Hometown: Buchanan, Mi.
Comments:
Your music will be around forever.


Sandra Osborne - December 06, 2003
E-mail: sandy_oz@hotmail.com
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Comments:
Dear Respected Mr.Cunningham:
Namaskar! Greetings!
And if I may also add Peace, Faith and yes most definitely Prayer!
You are not alone in thinking we live in a very troubled world sir, wherever our homes may be. And I agree totally that prayer is the need of the hour not only for Eddy, but for ourselves, our families and the world at large. We must pray!
As for dignity and virtue sir, these are non saleable items in a world where consumerism is king. A highly consumerist society be it anywhere in the world has willing scapegoats that forsake morality for greed, sensationalism and the thrill of the moment. Wonderful, upstanding people like Eddy are considered boring. Unless you are streaking on a beach or waging unrest on society who is going to notice you?! But we must have faith without naivety that good will always triumph over evil. Does the USA fall prey easily into this vortex of immorality? I cannot say. I leave her to be her own judge and jury. For change when needed and if at all needed must begin from within. I prefer to believe that good exists side by side with the bad. You have your Abraham Lincolns, your Martin Luther Kings, your JFKs, Mark Twains,the first moon mission,Eddy Arnold, Oprah Winfrey, jazz, thanksgiving and pumpkin pie…all good things in my humble eyes.
It takes just one person to make a difference. Example: you with your idea of bringing the power of prayer to bear hope for Eddy. You who stand on the side of righteousness and have the courage to speak your mind and champion the good things in life. I see good in the USA in Bill Comer…a man with a good mission. He has created an oasis of good expression and concentrated good will for Dr Arnold here through his website. Not all of us walk the talk. But Bill Comer has. I see good in the dedication of his close associates and friends who give of themselves to a goal higher than themselves in Eddy.
You know sir, physics tells us than an object is red in colour because it absorbs all other colours except red – which it reflects. Amazingly, what it gives it retains. What it takes, it loses. So it is with life. The more you give the more you get. Eddy has given so much good to the world it is bound to come back to him in the form of the Award.  If it is in his Karma/Destiny he will surely receive it. So do not be troubled sir, because you ALL have a powerful emotional motivation in Eddy you will outperform your own standards and excel. Even as his chances at receiving the Kennedy Honours grows dimmer his future grows ever brighter because you are there with him - supporters the world over believing in him and rooting for him through good times and bad.
So let us have your powerful prayers for Eddy. If Oprah can have a book club, you too can organize a prayer club in your community/close circle for Eddy. The good Oprah had the right idea so her mission to educate through reading is successful. You are on the right track too with yours. Thus, let us pray together that one day the selectors at the Kennedy Centre will wake up and realize what is missing in their illustrious Centre. What is the use of shining prestigious when your crowning jewel is missing from it? Let us hope against hope perhaps that reason and not temptation prevails among their elite.
I thank you sir for taking the name of the Blessed Mother Theresa. You are doubly blessed because you have taken her name and are aware of her good deeds. Mr.  Bill Shoop hoped for a miracle. I give you one right there. Mother Theresa. Start your prayers sir perhaps by praying to her to intercede for us to the Almighty. Who knows she just might look upon us kindly from Heaven. We can but hope and pray!!
Thank you sir.
All good wishes and respects,
Sandra Osborne


DON STEWART - December 06, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA.
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD'S RECORDING OF "I'D TRADE A MILLION TOMORROWS {FOR JUST ONE YESTERDAY}"....CHARTED ON THIS DAY..... DEC.6,1952.


Frank Cunningham - December 05, 2003
Comments:
Dear Sandra Osborne:
Yes, God is good!
Unfortunately, the United States has become a secular, amoral to immoral country where trash is the rule and dignity and virtue are stepped on. In that sentence you can see my attempt at innuendo with the powers that be at the Center as the trash and Eddy Arnold as the dignity and virtue.
An evil pervades the world and it is at its peek in the U S. There are not too many Mother Theresa’s walking the streets of Washington DC. And unfortunately, none of the Center’s “committee” people would be up to her standards anyway.
I believe if we all started a prayer campaign we would have better results than we had with our snail mail, emails, faxes and telephone calls that numbered in the thousands. A Power greater than we is needed at this time as the Kennedy Center, its supporters and its “boss” can only be influenced by Him. This “boss” wields much power in the Center and is so upright, he is being considered for ex-communication by the same Church he and I belong to.
So we go back to my first paragraph. The trash will continue and continue and Eddy Arnold’s chances get slimmer and slimmer...unless we pray.


Sandra Osborne - December 05, 2003
E-mail: sandy_oz@hotmail.com
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Comments:
Dear Bill Shoop:
Response very much appreciated. Thank you for shedding light on the very commendable concerted past efforts of yours and the backers including the governor and the senators. Clearly every effort was made to aid Eddy get the award by many.
I don’t think you need thousands though perhaps just a major celebrity to champion Eddy at the Kennedy Centre, someone whose popularity/influence is powerful enough to make waves and directly reach out to the Chairman and to the President of the Centre? Someone whose recommendations they will find hard to resist? The likes of Mr.Steven Spielberg, Babara Striesand, Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill, etc. It does not have to be them, these are figures of stature/names I have offered you as an example of the people you need to get through to the Centre’s decision making process. The Recommendee should be as important/famous/popular as the Recommended or more. The bigger his/her reputation in the arts the better the chances for Eddy,I feel. That way the recommendations are not brushed aside, if at all any are. Would roping in past honorees to recommend Eddy be a good idea to getting closer to that elusive award? But on your part you need to make it crystal and outstandingly clear that Dr.Eddy Arnold’s work as an artiste/musician is par excellence. And that for the last 50 years his music has had an major impact/influence on the American arts and cultural scene, especially in country western music. That he has an international audience is expected. You need to provide your major/primary backers with all the statistics and presentation they will require. That, with their own understanding, knowledge, acknowledgement, respect and liking for Dr.Arnold & his brilliant career/achievesments should be able to do the necessary job to ensure his nomination to the Kennedy Honours Award? The Senators’ and governor’s help certainly should be accessed again. As also the recording studios/academies. But what am I doing you must have already tried every guideline I have come up with here in your campaign?
But alas, we have until before next December again. It is a very challenging thought. But we are not losers, we just haven’t won yet. Let us pray for the miracle in our minds and that our fondest wish for Eddy comes true. But in the meantime hoping for another campaign would be asking for too much? Alternative: all good things also come to those who stand and wait? So fingers crossed for the next season of miracles to approach? I understand your sadness and feel terribly helpless too myself. Hence the shared thoughts and hopes for Eddy.
I would be happy to write to the Centre as you say I must but I am an obscure fan in their eyes and my sentiments as well meaning as they are would certainly be taken with a pinch of salt. You need someone who understands the language of the arts and who is respected in his/her artistic sphere and has the inside track on them to make a solid recommendation for Eddy. Only that would work I feel.
I rest my voice.
Thank you once again Mr.Shoop. It is very excellent of you to reply so promptly and listen with a good ear and heart.You and others have been Eddy's angels. I am grateful to you, to this website and to Mr.Bill Comer for his all round generosity and goodwill to Eddy and his fans. God Bless you all!
Be of good cheer! Think positive!! The expected will happen one day. God is Good.


DON STEWART - December 04, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA.17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR AND A QUICK QUIP !!!
PLUS THIS TENDER STORY TOLD BY EDDY HIMSELF... GOD BLESS YOU EDDY ARNOLD.
Welcome to His World: Eddy Arnold Exhibit Opens
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its Eddy Arnold exhibit Thursday night (June 5) to a select group of Music Row insiders. The genial Arnold and his wife, Sally, were there for the opening, as were such notables as Jimmy Dean, Phil Everly, Merle Kilgore, Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Cindy Walker and two former governors of Tennessee. Walker, who co-wrote "You Don't Know Me" with Arnold, told the celebrants a story about the star's mischievous streak. She said that Arnold was mowing his lawn one day when a lady came by and mistook him for a handyman. "Oh, hello there," said the woman. "I just moved to town, and I have a lawn about this size. How much would you charge to mow it?" Arnold paused for a moment, Walker recounted, and then replied, "Well, the lady here lets me sleep with her."
"Most of the time, people tell stories on you that aren't true," said Arnold, when it came his time to speak. "That one is." Choking back tears, he continued, "I want you to know that I've had a good life. I hate to say it, but it's coming to the end. I'm now 85, and I stay home all the time. I go to my office. I answer the mail -- I still get mail from all over the world. … It's nice of all of you to come here and honor me. … All of you are here to see my relics, all of the things I've collected over 60 years. There's nothing great about it. It was just attached to me."
Arnold's story about the difficulty of getting his first record deal sounded amazingly contemporary. He said he auditioned for several labels and all of them turned him down, including Columbia, the one he aspired to most. It had a full roster to promote and, thus, no room for a newcomer. Finally, a Chicago music publisher recommended the young singer to Victor Records in New York. "It wasn't RCA Victor," Arnold emphasized. 'It was Victor." It would become RCA Victor later on, however, and Arnold would stay with the label virtually for the rest of his career. Before he could make his first record, he said, "The musicians went on strike and stayed on strike for about a year and a half. I thought my life had passed me by." Years later, after Arnold had established himself as a bestselling recording artist, the head of Columbia Records invited him to lunch. "He said, 'I did you a favor one time,'" Arnold recalled. "I asked him what it was, and he said, 'I didn't sign you.'"
Following Arnold's remarks in the Hall of Fame rotunda, the crowd moved to the exhibit area for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The exhibit, "I'll Hold You In My Heart: The Eddy Arnold Collection," is now open to the public.


Arla Jean Murch - December 04, 2003
E-mail: azure2@shaw.ca
Hometown: Nanaimo, B. C. Canada
Comments:
I doesn't surprise me that the Arnolds just celebrated 62 years of marriage. Listening to Eddy started early on with my 45's, then 78's, then on to 33 1/3',tapes & CD's. So I know that "Love" isn't just a word in one of his songs - it's a deep feeling that crosses over the airwaves from his heart to others. I couldn't pick out a favorite song if I tried, because there are just so many of them. My family feel the same way. I'm sorry to hear about the non-recognition by the Kennedy Centre, but since it sounds political, it probably isn't Real Gold. The Honest Stuff has been coming to Eddy Arnold since the forties. There are many thousands of us around the world who have been warmed by the sincerity; touched by the simplicity; delighted by the hop-skip-and-jump from laughter to tears as his songs flow. We don't listen to Eddy Arnold with our ears - we soak him up with our insides. But we never thought to tell him. We just accepted the gift that God gave us when he started the music flowing in Dr. Arnold. I'm not sure if this is the right place to put the message that would go to Sally & Eddy, in congratulating them on keeping their marriage vows all these years. That's an accomplishment that not many people can be proud of. Also,thank you to the people who have made it possible for us 'little guys' to send our heartfelt love and best wishes to Eddy and his family.


Frank Cunningham - December 04, 2003
Comments:
Following is the address of the Smithsonian. Drop a note requesting that they put in your favorite Eddy song. Make sure you have the song, recording company, approximate date and any other information you can gather.
As an aside, read the excerpt from a write-up of Hank Williams Sr. If you read between the lines you might get Washington's elitist attitude towards country music. Note that Eddy is not considered "traditional"
There will be 4 country music people in Kennedy and I think it shows the look down the nose feelings and other things of the Center towards country music.
Therese Thau Heyman Chief, Office of Information Technology
Smithsonian Institute
PO Box 37012
SI Building, Room 153, MRC 010
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
An excerpt from the Smithsonian files:
“The music, of course, is what matters now. Williams, with Rose, was supremely successful at crafting a signature sound that was more tradition-bound than that of other country superstars, such as Red Foley or Eddy Arnold. "The high steel guitar of Don Helms—that was something Fred Rose insisted on, to cut through the noise of beer joints and taverns where Hank Williams’ music was played on the jukebox,"


Bill Shoop - December 04, 2003
Comments:
In regard to Sandra Osborne's Heartfelt thoughts here goes.  I and so many others did everything but stand on our heads to get the Kennedy Center folks to honor Eddy.Two years ago a campaign was mounted that we all agreed, those involved, would do the trick.We had the support of the most wide ranging group of people you could imagine.To give you an idea of how diverse the backers were we had the governor of Tenn., both United States Senators from that great state, The Country Music Association, the Academy Of Country Music, plus thousands of letters from around the globe.  Whenever we thought someone might help the effort they were contacted.  The vast majority sent letters for us.
The problem with the Kennedy Center Honors is how secretive its done.  They claim to look at both the selections their group picks as well as public interest.  Several of us have called and we always get the same response.  They will never really tell us why not Eddy Arnold.  Logically as you say his world records speak volumes.  Sadly it seems to bypass those on the selection committee.  Loretta Lynns selection last year was not a bad choice per se but Eddy's career achievements leave Lorettas in the dust.  I might add I like Loretta.  Eddy's career heyday was in an era that for the most part you either had talent or you were an industry joke.
I also thought what a superb show would've been with Eddy honored alongside Paul McCartney or Paul Simon.  Pop feted alongside country.  A balanced show.
Unless a miracle occurs I don't look for this situation to change.  That saddens me but should also sadden the entire country music industry.  We have allowed the best that it ever produced to not recieve its due.  A slight to both Eddy Arnold and the entire country music industry.  Really to the entire music industry as a whole.
In closing I wonder how Eddy feels about this oversight.  I know he's a contented man but must question why they don't like him.
Sandra you must send your thoughts to the Kennedy Center.


Sandra Osborne - December 04, 2003
E-mail: sandy_oz@hotmail.com
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Comments:
Dear Bill Shoop:
Sir, I just read your posting and my thoughts on what you wrote mirrors yours so closely that I felt I had to share them with you.
Its seems insane and inexplicable to me that the Kennedy Centre is taking their own sweet time to honour Dr.Arnold, for honor him more sooner than later they should. Why keep the best until the last?! If excellence is the criterion then choose the best right off the bat I say. There are few more outstanding and deserving than Eddy Arnold. His world beating records have stood the test of time. His phenomenal career achievements alone are beyond the range/reach of some of the most gifted musicians. He is truly exemplary and a legend in his lifetime. A man America and the world abroad recognizes as a monumental talent and personality in the world of music. What more do they want or need?
Like you perhaps, the only reasoning mistakenly or not I have is that the priorities for the selection seem confused. Politically correct or waiting for a great musician to die or be in critical ill health before you realize that he should be bestowed with the honor should not be the mode of selection. So what are the current selection criteria then for a candidate to be awarded this honor? How come Eddy is being ignored? He certainly merits the award. I do not for a single moment detract from the success and honor of all those who have already received this prestigious award. I am sure they have fully deserved theirs. All I am asking is why is it taking so long to get around to Dr.Arnold’s felicitation ceremony? What facts and figures do you need to urge you to enshrine him as the next recipient of your prestigious award? I am asking nay begging demystify me as to what goes wrong when it comes to giving him a thumbs up for the award. You have a soul look into it and you will see the impatient faces of thousands of still very eager Eddy Arnold fans around the world waiting for you to do the right thing…NOW! Not tomorrow or when its too late…but at his earliest. The man has earned it. Why does he have to wait? Update yourselves on his history & contribution and you would be able to come to one consensus together…that Dr.Eddy Arnold is truly a worthy man in every way for receiving the prestigious Kennedy Centre award. Surely you will take into consideration also the thoughts and sentiments of thousands of ardent Eddy fans that feel he has been neglected thus far by the non-receipt. We have our facts right, please re read his file and do not be surprised if you become an overnight admirer and champion of Eddy Arnold and his music like yours truly and that of his countless most devoted lifelong fans…. And he does have legions...this website is proof enough that Eddy is not forgotten but much respected and admired profoundly for his contribution to music and to the music industry the world over.He has brought happiness to millions of his listeners.
That’s it Mr.Shoop…these are my thoughts and sentiments…a floodgate of emotion and agreement to all you have said in your posting because I am totally perplexed as you probably are as to why these good people keep missing the boat all the time when it comes to choosing Eddy. How hard can it be? He’s the best! Pick him!!
Here’s another thought Mr.Shoop if I may …I am not sure if I am helping at all but its better than twiddling my thumbs and waiting anxiously for the selectors to achieve enlightenment about Dr Arnold’s credibility and deservedness for the award. I was thinking sir could Dr.Arnold’s sponsors (assuming he has one in the USA) prepare a brand new study on his behalf for presentation to the selectors so that they may take it into fresh consideration and do him credit and justice the next time the award is due. If, for this award, the first few presentations of his life achievements went unnoticed/ignored, shouldn’t we try an approach from their perspective and current thought for a candidate to be a winner? What qualifications are needed? What is their own mood/climate? Perhaps I am reaching and certainly out of my league here and I hope Mr.Bill Comer and all of his committee members; fans & friends, will give this some fresh deep thinking and come up with a new successful strategy to make the selectors at the Kennedy Center sit up and take notice of Dr.Arnold’s right to the Kennedy Center Award. For he does rightly deserve it everyone will agree as much as those who have already been lucky recipients. I am not sure how one goes about presenting a candidature or how you can finally swing it in his favor in a very honest proper fashion. But best of luck to all of you, especially those who are working directly and tirelessly for his cause. Fans far away like myself are ever grateful for your courage and determination to see him honoured. I just wish I had better concrete suggestions to offer.
But, if all else fails I will trust in the Lord He will choose His own time and date to give Eddy this overdue reward/award. Of that I am certain. It is just a matter of time Eddy gets the Kennedy Centre Award. I am just frustrated and puzzled that its not coming sooner.
I thank you Sir, and all those who were reading this for their time and patience while I expressed my anxieties/hopes for Eddy.
Sandra Osborne


DON STEWART - December 04, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD..... CONDUCTS HIS FIRST RECORDING SESSION, ONE OF NASHVILLE TENNESSEE'S EARLIEST ON THIS DAY..... Dec.4,1944


Frank Cunningham - December 03, 2003
Comments:
Two of  Mr. Arnold's songs are in the Smithsonian. Hopefully more will be taken. If you have a favorite you can contact them. I will attempt to get the proper address.
I could name at least a dozen.
"I Really Don't Want to Know" One of Eddy's favorites if not his favorite.
"Cattle Call"


Beverly Gamble - December 03, 2003
E-mail: gamble@lvc.edu
Hometown: Clearfield, PA
Comments:
My mother and I have always loved your music. Thank you for bringing such beautiful music to us!


Pat Wedgewood - December 03, 2003
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Comments:
I have enjoyed listening to Eddy Arnold sing.  he will always be a favourite of mine.  i love all of his music. GOD BLESS YOU EDDY,
and thanks to Don Stewart for directing me here.


Bill Shoop - December 02, 2003
Comments:
The Kennedy Center has missed the boat big time.Eddy Arnold's career has been monumental!!  Not to mention a gift to the world.  He has lived a life that more than separates him from the masses.  As I have always said you cannot argue with his lifetime career achievements.
Perhaps with so much hype of non talents today the critics have lost their ability to reason.  I blame it not on either party but on sheer ignorance of the facts needed to pick him.  They honored Roy Acuff merely for two reasons: He was ill and being called the "King Of Country Music."  This allowed the Kennedy folks to be politically correct.  I have nothing against Mr.Acuff.  In truth his gospel songs were heartfelt.
Getting back to the original question?  Why not Eddy Arnold?  Why not the best?  It behooves those selecting to truly honor the greats.  In the past few years they have opted for mediocrity.  This is not just my thoughts but many entertainment writers have said the same.
In closing if Eddy Arnold's heyday was now think of impact.  He would blow all the others away.  He sold his records in an era void of much of today's mass merchandising.


DON STEWART - December 01, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
FROM ONE GEORGE TO ANOTHER
President George W. Bush picked George Strait as one of ten recipients of the 2003 National Medal of Arts. After saying he was "deeply honored," George added, "To think that my career has taken me from the honkytonks of South Texas to the White House is really remarkable. I'm also extremely flattered to be named alongside the other honorees." Past country recipients include Roy Acuff (1991), Earl Scruggs and Minnie Pearl (1992), Bill Monroe (1995), Eddy Arnold (2000), Johnny Cash (2001) and George Jones (2002).
IS THE KENNEDY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ART'S MISSING SOMETHING HERE ??   Don Stewart


Sharon C. (Arnold) Hasselman - November 30, 2003
E-mail:: m.hasselman@worldnet.att.net
Hometown:: Long Beach
Comments:
Hi!!!!
My name is Sharon (Arnold) Hasselman from Mississippi. My father's name is Oval Robert Arnold. I am told that Eddy Arnold is his cousin. I believe this because I have a dimple in my chin just like Mr. Eddy Arnold. I remember the time when Mr. Eddy Arnold came to visit us when I was a little girl. If there is any way possible, I would like to send a note to Mr. Eddy Arnold.  I realize that he is very busy; however, I would like to let him know that we still think of him.
Sincerely,
Sharon (Arnold) Hasselman

Sharon:  You may write to Eddy at his office in Brentwood.  The mailing address is as follows:
Eddy Arnold
P. O. Box 97
Brentwood, Tennessee 37024-0097
Please let us know if you are related.   Bill Comer



DON STEWART - November 30, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens,PA.17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD TO APPEAR AT "THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM" IN NASHVILLE.!!!
Deck The Hall
Join us for our third annual Deck The Hall celebration, November 15-December 24. You won't want to miss appearances by Steve Wariner, Brenda Lee, Suzy Bogguss, Riders In The Sky, Eddy Arnold and others.


DON STEWART - November 30, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
ALL OF "THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES" OVER THE YEARS !!!
OUR GREAT EDDY ARNOLD WAS ELECTED NUMBER 7......THEN WENT ON TO CHART IS 7 STRAIGHT DECADES...A FEAT THAT WILL LIKELY NEVER BE BROKEN !!! GOD BLESS OUR "EDDY ARNOLD"
Inductees : Members of the Country Music Hall of Fame®
Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame® is the highest honor in country music. The award recognizes persons who have made outstanding contributions to country music over the lengths of their careers.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® honors performers, musicians, songwriters, promoters, music publishing and recording leaders, broadcasters and others in the music industry, reflecting country music’s stature as both art and enterprise.
The first Country Music Hall of Fame® members—Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams—were elected in 1961. Hall of Fame plaques were displayed at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville until 1967, when the original Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum building opened on Music Row in Nashville. The plaques are now housed in the new Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum facility, which opened May 2001 in downtown Nashville.
Following is a current list of the Country Music Hall of Fame® members, listed by name or year of induction.
Acuff, Roy
Anderson, Bill
Arnold, Eddy
Atkins, Chet
Autry, Gene
Bond, Johnny
Bradley, Owen
Brasfield, Rod
Bryant, Boudleaux & Felice
Carlisle, Bill
Carter Family, Original
Cash, Johnny
Cline, Patsy
Cohen, Paul
Cramer, Floyd
Dalhart, Vernon
Davis, Jimmie
Delmore Brothers
Denny, Jim
Dickens, Little Jimmy
Duke of Paducah
Everly Brothers
Flatt, Lester & Scruggs, Earl
Foley, Red
Ford, Tennessee Ernie
Frank, J. L.
Frizzell, Lefty
Gay, Connie B.
Gibson, Don
Haggard, Merle
Hay, George D.
Homer & Jethro
Horton, Roy
Howard, Harlan
Jennings, Waylon
Jones, George
Jones, Grandpa
Jordanaires
King, Pee Wee
Law, Don
Lee, Brenda
Long, Hubert
Louvin Brothers
Lynn, Loretta
Macon, Uncle Dave Miller, Roger
Monroe, Bill
Montana, Patsy
Morgan, George
Nelson, Ken
Nelson, Willie
Owens, Buck
Parton, Dolly
Pearl, Minnie
Peer, Ralph
Phillips, Sam
Pierce, Webb
Presley, Elvis
Preston, Frances
Price, Ray
Pride, Charley
Reeves, Jim
Ritter, Tex
Robbins, Marty
Rodgers, Jimmie
Rogers, Roy
Rose, Fred
Rose, Wesley
Satherley, Arthur E.
Sholes, Stephen H.
Smith, Carl
Snow, Hank
Sons of the Pioneers, Original
Stone, Cliffie
Thompson, Hank
Tillman, Floyd
Travis, Merle
Tubb, Ernest
Turner, Grant
Twitty, Conway
Wagoner, Porter
Walker, Cindy
Walker-Meador, Jo
Wells, Kitty
Wendell, E. W. “Bud”
Williams, Hank
Wills, Bob
Wynette, Tammy
Young, Faron
Year-by-year:
1961 Jimmie Rodgers , 1961 Fred Rose, 1961 Hank Williams
1962 Roy Acuff
1963 (none elected)
1964 Tex Ritter
1965 Ernest Tubb
1966 Eddy Arnold 1966 Jim Denny, 1966 George D. Hay, 1966 Uncle Dave Macon
1967 Red Foley, 1967 J. L. Frank, 1967 Jim Reeves, 1967 Stephen H. Sholes
1968 Bob Wills
1969 Gene Autry
1970 Bill Monroe, 1970 Original Carter Family
1971 Arthur E. Satherley
1972 Jimmie Davis
1973 Chet Atkins, 1973 Patsy Cline
1974 Owen Bradley, 1974 Pee Wee King
1975 Minnie Pearl
1976 Paul Cohen, 1976 Kitty Wells
1977 Merle Travis
1978 Grandpa Jones
1979 Hubert Long, 1979 Hank Snow
1980 Johnny Cash, 1980 Connie B. Gay, 1980 Original Sons of the Pioneers
1981 Vernon Dalhart, 1981 Grant Turner
1982 Lefty Frizzell, 1982 Roy Horton, 1982 Marty Robbins
1983 Little Jimmy Dickens
1984 Ralph Peer, 1984 Floyd Tillman
1985 Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
1986 Duke of Paducah 1986 Wesley Rose
1987 Rod Brasfield
1988 Loretta Lynn, 1988 Roy Rogers
1989 Jack Stapp,1989 Cliffie Stone, 1989 Hank Thompson
1990 Tennessee Ernie Ford
1991 Boudleaux & Felice Bryant
1992 George Jones, 1992 Frances Preston
1993 Willie Nelson
1994 Merle Haggard
1995 Roger Miller, 1995 Jo Walker-Meador
1996 Patsy Montana, 1996 Buck Owens, 1996 Ray Price
1997 Harlan Howard, 1997 Brenda Lee, 1997 Cindy Walker
1998 George Morgan, 1998 Elvis Presley, 1998 E.W. “Bud” Wendell, 1998 Tammy Wynette
1999 Johnny Bond, 1999 Dolly Parton, 1999 Conway Twitty
2000 Charley Pride, 2000 Faron Young
2001 Bill Anderson
2001 Delmore Brothers, 2001 Everly Brothers, 2001 Don Gibson, 2001 Homer & Jethro, 2001 Waylon Jennings, 2001 Jordanaires, 2001 Don Law,
         2001 Louvin  Brothers, 2001 Ken Nelson, 2001 Webb Pierce, 2001 Sam Phillips
2002 Bill Carlisle, 2002 Porter Wagoner
2003 Floyd Cramer, 2003 Carl Smith


DON STEWART - November 30, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
YOUNGEST LIVING "HALL OF FAMER" WHEN ELECTED IN NONE OTHER THAN THE GREAT "EDDY ARNOLD"... WHO WAS ELECTED AT AGE 48 IN 1966 !!!
Each year’s Country Music Hall of Fame® elections plus the deaths of previously elected members necessitate updates in the totals that follow, but here are the current numbers.
Totals and Firsts
• Current Membership: 90 electees, 105 persons
• Multiple Member Acts:
1970 — Original Carter Family (A.P./Sara/Maybelle Carter)
1980 — Original Sons of the Pioneers (Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman and Roy Rogers)
1985 — Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
1991 — Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
2001 — Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Jr., Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker)
2001 — Delmore Brothers (Alton and Rabon)
2001 — Homer & Jethro (Homer Haynes, Jethro Burns)
2001 — Louvin Brothers (Ira and Charlie)
2001 — Everly Brothers (Don and Phil)
• Total Number of Men: 91
• Total Number of Women: 14
• Oldest Living: Ken Nelson (1911)
• Youngest Living: Dolly Parton (1946)
• Living: 28 Deceased: 77
• Earliest Born: Uncle Dave Macon (1870)
• Most Recently Born: Dolly Parton (1946)
• Youngest Living When Elected: Eddy Arnold (48, in 1966)
• Oldest Living When Elected: Bill Carlisle (93, in 2002)


Robert A. Williams - November 29, 2003
E-mail: pckrdbob@internet49.com
Hometown: Carmichael Ca.
Comments:
Tremendous website. I could'nt get enough of Eddy since 1946 and since he is no longer performing this website kind of keepr him close.
I drove from Dayton Ohio to Houston Texas just to see him in person once. I think that was in 1949.
Enjoy your retirement Eddy and know that you are loved by many.


 Maheen - November 29, 2003
E-mail: wick5894@rogers.com
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Comments:
Could someone please send me the lyriks to Christmas Can't Be Far Away? It is such a beautiful song and I will be performing at a special Chrismtas dinner on Friday the 5th, so if someone can please send me the lyriks to this I would appreciate it a whole lot. I hope I can get the original version of this from Eddy's 1962 Christmas album. I too can't find a copy of it anywhere.
Sincerely, Maheen.


Name: DON STEWART
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, Pa. 17578
Comments:
TO: SIR JEFF PEAL
To answer your question about the CD re-released in 1999 "Christmas With Eddy Arnold" and out of print now. Please go to post date of "Carol" on Nov. 14,2003. Bill Comer had "Red Lined" you answer to you and Carol. He states, it is out of print but can "At times" be available on Ebay for the Collectors price of $150.00. Please go to this post date to confirm this. Thanks...... Don Stewart


Name: Sir. Jeff Peal
E-mail: jpeal_2000@yahoo.com
Hometown: Madison , Wisconsin
Comments:.
As I am only of the age of 35. It has been yrs that I have listened to Eddy Arnold. I learned the Gutair because of him, and back in 1999' After I had a motorcycle accident, It was Eddy Arnold songs and Insperation that made me pull myself up and get out of a wheelchair and relearn everything I had to Relearn. Nowadays I Miss only one thing and that is his songs of Christmas and all that were on the Album because they are out of print. It is called "Christmas with Eddy Arnold and was released back in 1967"... I wish you the best Eddy Arnold, could you tell me if there is anykind of way I could get ahold of this music for this holiday?
Sincerely yours,
Decendent of Sir. Robert Peal
Sir. Jeffrey Peal


Don Stewart - November 28, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
MORE ONE EDDY ARNOLD'S BIG LAND SALE IN BRENTWOOD !!!
One ''innovative project'' scored while the other never got off the ground during the debut of a new Brentwood zoning designation.
Southern Land Co.'s OSRD-IP proposal for Eddy Arnold's land, nearly 200 acres off Murray Lane, met with a few reservations from citizens but solid praise from commissioners.
''I bought that property in 1952. Surely the people don't expect me to hold it forever with grass and bushes,'' Arnold said.
It was the addition of town houses to the plan that prompted the disapproval of a few citizens, like Murray Lane resident Celeste Patterson. But Southern Land President Tim Downey's proposal won over a few naysayers with its images of creative architecture, a preserved rural setting and ''tucked away'' town houses reminiscent of Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga.
''I think you've maybe taken this to an extra level,'' Dunn said. ''It's a nice standard for us to start off with.''
The second proposal, the mixed-use commercial and residential Brentwood Village, wasn't so warmly received.
''If it was important to me or my kids to be able to ride a bike to the video store, I wouldn't have moved here,'' said Edmondson Pike resident Daniel Boone, one of many citizens who spoke out against the proposal.
Nashville attorney Shawn Henry presented the proposal on behalf of Aronov, describing a plan that would provide limited commercial services for its residents while employing traffic calming methods and curbing commercial expansion.
Commissioners were somewhat complimentary toward the idea, but said it just wasn't what the residents of Brentwood wanted. They didn't officially vote, but still managed to roundly discourage Aronov from continuing with its current proposal.


DON STEWART - November 28, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD IN THE NEWS AGAIN....SELLING SOME OF HIS LAND!!!
BRENTWOOD — A new subdivision could be coming to Brentwood — courtesy of country singer Eddy Arnold.
The 86-year-old Hall of Famer has owned his 197-acre property on Murray Lane since 1952, and the land has been on the market.
Now Southern Land Co., developers of LaurelBrooke in Grassland, Westhaven in Franklin and Carronbridge in Cool Springs, is interested in developing the tract.
''It's a beautiful piece of property that's got a great location,'' said Nancy DeKalb, a spokesperson for Southern Land. ''It's the perfect location for an upscale community.''
The company, which has an option to buy the land, will present a proposal to city commissioners on Monday.
The proposed development would have more than 100 lots, with a mixture of one-acre lots and more densely clustered townhouses. The plan to be presented to the city proposes rezoning 111 acres of the property to OSRD-IP, which allows for townhouses and homes with smaller lots, while leaving the remaining 86 acres zoned R2, or traditional suburban residential.
It would be the first use of the new zoning, created after a plan for a mixed-use development on Cal Turner's farm on Concord Road was axed by commissioners.
Brentwood City Manager Mike Walker said Southern Land Co. would still face several more steps before its plan could become a reality.
''The code is set up so that if everyone likes (it), it can't be construed as an endorsement of a future rezoning,'' he said. If reactions are favorable, Walker predicts that the rezoning proposition will be on the City Commission's agenda for first reading for its Jan. 12 meeting.


Frank Cunningham - November 28, 2003
Comments:
May Mr.  and Mrs.  Eddy Arnold have a Blessed Anniversary!
From CMT: Eddy Arnold wed Sally Gayhart; 1941


Anonymous - November 28, 2003
E-mail:  UPFHZWCITRBU@spammotel.com
Comments:
Hello:
I find it curious that the tune, "Make the World Go Away", has been  excluded from the front page of this website, that being the biggest hit that Eddy
ever had, even if it was mildly controversial (who really cares about that?),
most who know anything about him consider it his signature song.
Your call, of course, but maybe in doing this _YOU_ have slighted him?


Maheen - November 27, 2003
E-mail: wick5894@rogers.com
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Comments:
I certainly hope all of you Eddy Arnold fans had a very happy and pleasant Thanks Giving and I hope you got to eat a lot of turkey. Happy happy wedding anniversary to you Eddy and Sally! It's hard to believe they have been married for 62 years, but I hope they will be married for many more years to come. Hope all of you had a great day with your family. In Canada thanks Giving is in October.

Michael.Freda@worldnet.att.net  - November 27, 2003
To: bill830@aol.com
Comments:
Bill,
I saw this on the internet and thought you might like to know about it.
Once again, happy Thanksgiving to you, Glenda and your family.

Eddy Arnold to Perform at Gibson Memorial
(AP, 11/26/2003 7:44:00AM)
Eddy Arnold , Brenda Lee and Connie Smith are among the performers who will pay tribute to singer-songwriter Don Gibson in a public memorial Dec. 3 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The memorial will be in the Ford Theater, Hall of Fame officials said Tuesday. Gibson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.
Gibson died Nov. 17 of natural causes at Baptist Hospital. He was 75. He was buried Saturday in a family plot in his native Shelby, N.C.
Between 1958 and the mid-1960s, Gibson's songs, which include the classics "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Sweet Dreams" and "Oh Lonesome Me," were hits for the singer-songwriter and other performers.
Others scheduled to offer spoken and musical tributes are Harold Bradley, Mandy Barnett , Dick Frank, Bob Whittaker, Robert K. Oermann and Ray Walker of the Jordanaires.
http://www.halloffame.org



DON STEWART - November 27, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS,PA. 17578
Comments:
HAPPY 62nd WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO EDDY AND SALLY ARNOLD..
MAY YOU HAVE MANY MANY MORE....GOD BLESS YOU BOTH ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY.


Mike Hackworth - November 26, 2003
E-mail: mikehackworth@earthlink.net
Hometown: Texarkana, Arkansas
Comments:
I met Eddy when I was 14 years old. My dad, Ernest "Uncle Dudley" Hackworth helped bring Eddy, The Dickins Sisters, Jam Up and Honey, The Duke of Paducah, and others to the Four States Fair and Rodeo in Texarkana. After the rodeo they would come to our house and have a jam session. I was thrilled, to say the least. My dad thought he was the greatest. I still do. Mike Hackworth


DON STEWART - November 26, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
Posted by TWANGTOWNUSA.COM on November 26, 2003 at 10:30:26:
Eddy Arnold to Perform at Gibson Memorial
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Eddy Arnold, Brenda Lee and Connie Smith are among the performers who will pay tribute to singer-songwriter Don Gibson in a public memorial Dec. 3 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The memorial will be in the Ford Theater, Hall of Fame officials said Tuesday. Gibson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.
Gibson died Nov. 17 of natural causes at Baptist Hospital. He was 75. He was buried Saturday in a family plot in his native Shelby, N.C.
Between 1958 and the mid-1960s, Gibson's songs, which include the classics "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Sweet Dreams" and "Oh Lonesome Me," were hits for the singer-songwriter and other performers.
Others scheduled to offer spoken and musical tributes are Harold Bradley, Mandy Barnett, Dick Frank, Bob Whittaker, Robert K. Oermann and Ray Walker of the Jordanaires.
TENNESSEAN.COM

FRANK CUNNINGHAM - November 26, 2003
E-mail: fcunning@acsworld.com
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD PLACES 6 SONGS IN THE TOP TEN ON THIS DAY NOV.26,1948



Sharon - November 24, 2003
E-mail: Toadparent@aol.com
Comments:
I saw Eddy in concert in Phoenix, Arizona, and again at the Sands in Las Vegas. He is such a talented man, with such a beautiful voice. So sorry he isn't touring any more


Joan Everett - November  23, 2003
Hometown: Twin Lakes, Colorado
Comments:
There's no one that can sing "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" like Eddy Arnold. He's one of the great legends of country music. I am so happy that my "music room" friend Don Stewart directed me to this site.


Frank Cunningham - November 22, 2003
Comments:
Don Larkin, 90 passed away this week. He was an original country music disc jockey in New York City. He was the host of "Hometown Frolic" over WAAT in New Jersey. He once said, "He never heard a song that Eddy Arnold could not sing", although he said that he was not enamored by "Love Bug Itch".
Don Larkin brought Eddy and his songs to New Yorkers such as myself. Reading about his death in the New York papers this morning brought back fond memories. Eddy remembers Don Larkin well.


Tim Bongs - November 22, 2003
E-mail: timbo1@emily.net
Hometown: Crosby, Mn.
Home Address: 210 1st St SW
Comments:
Very nice informative site. Eddy, your the greatest!


Mike Woodruff - November 21, 2003
E-mail: cxwood@juno.com
Hometown: Bradenton Fl
Comments:
I actually made my way into Eddy's dressing room after a concert in Sarasota Fl and he kinda smiled at me and I said I am just a fan. Can I please have your autograph and he did so without any hesitation. There will never be another Eddy Arnold. His music is the BEST!!


connie - November 21, 2003
E-mail: cn443@sbcglobal.net
Hometown: cleveland, ohio
Comments:
i love the sound of Eddy Arnold's music. A wonderful country music artist.  May his musical contributions live on forever.  Thank you Don Stewart for reintroducing me to the lovely songs of Eddy Arnold, With appreciation, connie


Bill Aylward - November 20, 2003
E-mail: weaylward@roadrunner.nf.net
Hometown: Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Comments:
I'm a big fan of Eddy Arnold. I heard Eddy for the first time on Radio during 1950.
I love all of his well sung music.


DON STEWART - November 20, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD'S NUMBER ONE SINGLE....."A HEART FULL OF LOVE ( For A HANDFUL OF KISSES)" CHARTED THIS DAY NOV. 20, 1948.


Ellen I. Black - November 19, 2003
E-mail: INTERGER5@aol.com
Hometown: New carlisle, Ohio
Comments:
I started buying Eddy's records when I was eleven years old, didn't even have a player to play them on.That was 1944. I've seen him 6 times in concert, all since 1991.Both my husband and myself are very devoted fans of Eddy's.


DON STEWART - November 18, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, PA.
Comments:
COUNTRY GREAT "DON GIBSON" DEAD AT THE AGE OF 75.
Country great Don Gibson who wrote one of Eddy Arnold's hit record "I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU" is dead at age 75. He wrote so many GREAT songs like "SWEET DREAMS" & "OH LONESOME ME".  He also wrote "BLUE BLUE DAY" which EDDY also recorded. Plus so many other great songs...he surely will be missed by all COUNTRY WESTERN FANS.  My sympathy goes out to his family on this very sad day.
DON STEWART.


Jean Hyland - November 17, 2003
E-mail: jeanfarmf@yahoo.com
Hometown: Rockport
Comments:
I met Don Stewart in a chat room and he sang an Eddy Arnold song and I told him I loved his music. I never liked country music until I first heard Eddy Arnold sing, "What's He Doing In My World". Now I am a county fan.


DON STEWART - November 17, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
"OPRY HOUSE MATINEE" Starring... EDDY ARNOLD and ERNEST TUBB as Hosts.... debuted on the Mutual Radio Network...on this day November 17, 1945.


Carol Renkevens - November 14, 2003
carol.renkebens@latticesemi.com
Comments:
Hello:
I know there are others who would also like to know.  I did purchase Eddy's Christmas CD that he made some years ago,  but it's not the same. (I still play my original record album of his Christmas music, "Christmas Can't Be Far Away" starts our holiday season.) Is there a business matter that has kept the original record album from being burned on a CD and sold at a reasonable price?
Please advise.
Thank you.
Carol Renkevens
Lattice Semiconductor
Phone  908-203-1881
Fax    908-203-1244

Carol:  "Christmas With Eddy Arnold" was issued on a CD by RCA in 1991.  It's out of print and is in great demand by Eddy's fans.  It's available on ebay for around $150.00.  BMG (RCA) has over 1,100 songs by Eddy in their vault.  Yet they refuse to issue most of them.  There are about 60 songs which they continue to issue on CDs over and over again.  There are literally thousands of fans who would purchase his original Christmas album but I don't believe that they will reissue it.     Bill Comer



Frank Cunningham - November 13, 2003
Comments:    I contacted Larry King's producer with email everyday for almost a year. Eventually I asked why no response?
Never had a response.
For the most part King's show is interested in the trash society that attracts those who like to hear scandal


Anonymous - November 13, 2003
Comments:
Are you sure it is Larry Ling and not King?


Charley Montalbano - November 12, 2003
E-mail: cvmont13@msn.com
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Comments:
I met Eddy in Washington, DC in 1959. I was introduced by my good friend Webb Pierce. They were appearing on a local TV show and we went out for a snack later. He was very natural guy. A great memory.


Anonymous - November 12, 2003
IT just amazes me that Larry Ling has never interviewed Eddy Arnold.  He had Steve Lawrence and Edie Gourmet on several weeks ago.  Yes they are terrific talents but Eddy's career is so much more impressive period.  I just wonder when the lord calls Eddy to his reward if the press will write anything?  Probably that a singer has passed the very minimal they can say.  I called Kings office twice to no avail.  Imagine doing an hour with Eddy.


Errol R. Coker - November 11, 2003
E-mail: ecoker@lbimedia.com
Hometown: Conroe, Texas
Comments:
I've been a lifetime fan of Eddy. Never heard anything bad about his life. Wish there were more like him.


JEANNIE FOY - November 11, 2003
E-mail: REGINAFOY3@AOL.COM
Hometown: AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK
Comments:
I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED EDDY'S MUSIC. THE GREATEST COUNTRY AND BALLAD SINGER OF ALL TIME. MAY YOU KEEP ON SINGING.


Bob Daisey - November 08, 2003
E-mail: Rd0405@aol.com
Hometown: Dover, DE.
Comments:
I can't understand what all the uproar is about Doris Lewis and her visit to Eddy in Brentwood. She went, met the man and enjoyed herself and then wrote about it. So what's wrong with that? I can't understand why anyone can find a problem with that. I have read and reread her article and I don't have a problem with it nor can I see why anyone else would. Glad to see you enjoyed your visit with the Great Man, Doris. Sincerely,
Bob Daisey


lee moffitino - November 08, 2003
E-mail: papabear9@cox.net
Hometown: san diego,california
Comments:
i was born in the farm area of toledo, ohio and most of my friends were from the southern part of the usa. i was born and raised on hillbilly music and eddy arnold arnold was always on my mother's stack of 78 records. i have almost every song that he has recorded.  this man has always been in my ear, heart and life and i am 65 years old on january 13th.  there will never ever be another eddy arnold.   i love eddy.  thank you for this opportunity.


Scott Layne - November 08, 2003
E-mail: chowrun@yahoo.com
Hometown: Garland UT
Comments:
I was turned on to Eddy because of my father. He used to perform with a group and sang a lot ot Eddy Arnold. I thank him for that


DON STEWART - November 08, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 8th.....Eddy Arnold's number 2 single "TO MY SORROW" CHARTED IN 1947..


DON STEWART - November 07, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
THIS IS THE TRACKING LIST OF EDDY'S NEW C.D. RELEASED ON OCT. 21,2003....By BMG HERITAGE... Called "ULTIMATE EDDY ARNOLD". It can be purchased at Wal-Mart for $14.88
Track Listings
1. What Is Life Without Love                                                                   11. I Really Don't Want To Know
2. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Til I Can Hold You In My Arms)            12. The Cattle Call
3. Anytime                                                                                                  13. Just Call Me Lonesome
4. Bouquet Of Roses                                                                                 14. Trouble In Mind
5. Just A Little Lovin' (Will Go A Long, Long Way)                               15. What's He Doin' In My World
6. One Kiss Too Many                                                                              16. Make The World Go Away
7. I'm Throwing Rice (At The Girl I Love)                                               17. I Want To Go With You
8. I Wanna Play House With You                                                             18. The Tip Of My Fingers
9. Somebody's Been Beatin' My Time                                                     19. Somebody Like Me
10. Kentucky Waltz                                                                                    20. Turn The World Around
About the Artist
One of the most enduring and prolific country musicians, Eddy Arnold began cutting tracks in 1944. Although he retired from public performing in the spring of 1999, he was still releasing records at the end of the century. In a career that spans over fifty years, he created 28 number one songs and countless charting singles, establishing himself as a spectacularly successful country musician. His music combines sleek and sophisticated vocals with the country genre, so that his work reaches a broader, more urbane audience. Some of his singles crossed into the pop charts, and he is known for bringing country music to the cities.
Arnold was born on a farm in Tennessee, and began playing the guitar at the tender age of 10. His father, who played both the fiddle and bass, died when Arnold was only 11. This tragedy resulted in Arnold's leaving school early to help on the farm. He got his first big musical break when he made a radio appearance on WMPS Memphis. After six years at the radio station, his success there led him to become a featured singer in Golden West Cowboys. Known then as the Tennessee Plowboy, Arnold worked with several artists at the Grand Ole Opry during World War II, including R. J. Reynolds' Camel Caravan, Redd Stewart, Minnie Pearl, and San Antonio Rose.
Arnold cut his first single, "Mommy Please Stay Home With Me," in 1944 for RCA Victor. This marked the beginning of a prosperous and significant recording career. In 1945, he went solo, and he also married Sally Gayhart. His career took off in 1945, as he released three singles that charted in the Top 5. His singles continually charted, and in 1947 both "What is Life Without Love" and "It's a Sin" were number one hits. "I'll Hold You in My Arms" spent a phenomenal 46 weeks on the country chart and 21 weeks at the top in addition to placing in the top 30 on the pop charts. It was the number one song of the decade, and helped to establish Arnold in both country and pop music scenes. Nearly twenty years later, Arnold's work would reappear on the pop charts; prior to that period, though, he was astonishingly popular on country charts.
Arnold's career flourished. In 1948, for example, he charted nine singles. His number one songs from that year include "Anytime," "What a Fool I Was," "My Daddy is Only a Picture," "Just a Little Loving," "Bouquet of Roses," and "Texarkana Baby." His prominence was heightened when Colonel Tom Parker, who later worked with icon Elvis Presley, became his manager. In 1949, he released a slew of other hits, such as "I'm Throwing Rice" and "Don't Rob Another Man's Castle." He also began appearing on popular TV shows, specifically The Perry Como Show and Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. His success on these programs led to his own show, Eddy Arnold Time, the first televised program to center on a country star. Between 1951 and 1956, Arnold released no fewer than five number one songs: "There's Been a Change in Me," "Kentucky Waltz," "I Wanna Play House with You," "Easy on the Eyes," and "A Full-Time Job."
During the period between 1956 and 1965, Arnold continued to chart singles, although some of the songs did not peak at number one or even make the top 10. At this stage in his career, Arnold began experimenting with his style, polishing and smoothing vocals and providing rich orchestration for a more urbane sound. In 1965, he achieved remarkable commercial success with the single "What's He Doing in My World?" which placed on both the country and the pop charts. During the 1960s, Arnold produced several songs that crossed from country to pop charts, such as "Make the World Go Away," "The Last Word in Lonesome," "Turn the World Around," and "They Don't Make Love Like They Used To." Other hits like "I Want to Go With You," "Somebody Like Me," "Lonely Again," and "Turn the World Around" also crossed the charts. His ability to synthesize country and urbane sounds led to great popularity and established Arnold's uniqu


Steve McKenna - November 02, 2003
E-mail: steve.mckenna@adelphia.net
Hometown: Santa Barbara CA
Comments:
Dear Vin,
I think your idea is excellent. Eddy Arnold has such a large repertoire with little representation on CD. Creating an Ultimate Eddy Arnold anthology Cd(s) by Producer is definitely a unique idea worth pursuing.
Thanks for your suggestion.
Steve


Vin - November 01, 2003
E-mail: veperrotta@charter.net
Hometown: Easthampton, MA
Comments:
I have looked at the song list on the new BMG Heritage Cd called the "Ultimate Eddy Arnold."  The song list is a disappointment. There is a Jim Reeves Cd that was similar in its song selection. I did find the same label did a Charley Pride anthology that looked like a fair representation of his RCA years. An earlier letter in this forum suggested work from Eddy in the 70's thru 80's. I would like to suggest an RCA/Bmg Heritage Eddy Arnold anthology that included work with every producer who recorded Eddy thru his last RCA producer Harold Bradley. I have my ideas, including special cuts from albums that are not available on CD. If every producer had three titles, it would be an interesting project. Some examples:
Chet Atkins: Sweet Bird of Youth, But for Love, O so Far From Home
Danny Davis: Cycles, San Francisco is a Lonely Town
Jim Malloy: Welcome to My World, More Than a Friend, She's Everywhere
Bob Montgomery: If I Ever Had to Say Goodbye to You, Happy Everything, Somebody Loves You
Charles Grean: I'm the South,You Are My Sunshine
Harold Bradley: I'd Choose You Again, Can I Put You in a Love Song, She Makes My Roses Grow
Lee Hazelwood: Every Road I Take Leads Back To You, Seven Bridges Road, She Believes in Me
Joel Diamond: Country Lovin', I've So Much To Be Thankful For (2nd version of three that was recorded)
Norro Wilson: This Ain't Tennessee, My Broken Heart Made Someone Happy, I Keep Running
Jim Foglesong: Tennessee Waltz, The End of The World
Steve Scholes: Richest Man in the World, w/ Hugo Winterhalter, Cattle Call, I'll Hold you in My Heart
Owen Bradley: Cowboy, Remember the Good
Dick Glasser: Two songs were released on "Eddy" in 1975 as purchased masters from MGM, I will select the two that RCA released, though I found the productions excellent and some of the very best that was recorded on MGM,: Gettin' Away From it All, That's All she Wrote.
Since I did the work, maybe RCA/BMG will release it. Seriously, maybe we as a forum of fans can communicate our wish to see this or another true retrospective of Eddy released by his label. Whole albums would be appreciated as well, as I know many of you agree. Thanks for "reading".
As you can see, this would cover the decades with a true anthology. I believe an artist like Eddy needs such a released work, but I know I am preaching to the choir. It has frustrated me how many few songs are repackaged out of such a large collection of recorded music, sometimes compiled by someone who may not know or even be a fan of the artist. At least it seems that way to me. While I assume many of you have favorites, maybe this idea of producers over the years is a good way to start an anthology.
My thanks to Bill Comer for this website, and the hard work that has been invested over the years.


Domenic - October 31, 2003
E-mail: dibenedetto@rogers.com
Hometown: Schomberg Ontario Canada.
Comments:
This site is grate! Keep up the good work!


Maheen - October 30, 2003
E-mail: wick5894@rogers.com
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Comments:
Bill if you don't mind, could I please suggest something for the discographies? Would it be possible to please list all the songs for the 12 long playing albums such as A Legend And His Lady, A Dozen Hits, A Little On The Lonely Side, A Man For All Seasons, Eddy Sings Them Again, When They Were Young, etc.? I hope this won't be too much for you. I have always wanted to know what the songs are on these albums. Sincerely, Maheen.


K. Wayne Reeder - October 30, 2003
E-mail: Kesltddybr@aol.com
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Comments:
Just returned from a wonderful trip to Nashville. My reason for going at this time was because of the Eddy Arnold exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. I was not disappointed. The exhibit is wonderful. Thanks Eddy for all your great music. I've been a fan since 1946.


DON STEWART - October 27, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
"EDDY AND SALLY ARNOLD'S 62ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY"
THIS NOV. 28th, 2003 Eddy and his lovely Wife Sally will be celebrating their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. Wont you all start sending him and his Wife a card for this GREAT occasion? The Web Master Bill Comer hasn't transferred any guest book posting over to Main Page in 2 days. I was worried about his health so I just called him in Florida....and he was working late. So all appears to be all right with him. He is just working a lot of extra hours. Please start mailing your cards early as he will get literally thousands as his Anniversary draws closer. Thanks for Web Master Bill Comer and Myself.......Don. Stewart


Martha C. Plodwick - October 27, 2003
E-mail: PlodwickDk@aol.com
Hometown: Nanticoke,Pa. 18634
Comments:
You are the greatest of all time my sisters and I missed your performance at the Kirby in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. because of you weren't feeling well hope things are better now, i'm not in the greatest health I was wondering if I could get a autograph of you. thank you, by for now.


DON STEWART - October 27, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD'S SONG...."HEART STRINGS" CHARTED #5 ON THIS DAY IN 1951


DON STEWART - October 27, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD'S SONG....."SOMEBODY'S BEEN BEATING MY TIME" CHARTED #2 ON THIS DAY IN 1951


Marty & Susan Hollowell - October 26, 2003
E-mail: marty@hollowellbonding.com
Hometown: Camden Tenn
Homepage Address: www.hollowellbonding.com
Comments:
EDDY IS THE GREATEST THERE IS.
HOLLOWELL BONDING AND WRECKER SERVICE CAMDEN, TENN
MARTY AND SCOTT HOLLOWELL


Carl J. Pritchett - October 26, 2003
E-mail: lpilgrim@alltel.net
Hometown: Toccoa, Ga.
Comments:
There was and always will be, only one Eddy Arnold: I grew up with his music and as long as I am able to remember anything, I will remember Eddy Arnold. Carl J. Pritchett


Frank Cunningham - October 25, 2003
E-mail: fcunning@acsworld.com
Hometown: Reedsville, PA
Comments:
I have moved over the past two weeks and have not taken or have lost some email addresses of Eddy's fans. My new email is above. Would you kindly email your address to me and I will keep it in my mail box.
Thank you,
Frank


Frank Cunningham - October 25, 2003
Comments:
Dear Steve:
Thank you for your kind words. And thank you for your efforts during our "Kennedy" efforts. It was people such as you who made the labor of love for Eddy much easier.
I will get to work next week regarding research into what to do for the Bear Family albums for those songs of that era.


Steve McKenna - October 25, 2003
E-mail: steve.mckenna@adelphia.net
Hometown: Santa Barbara CA
Comments:
Hi Bill,
I wanted to let know what a wonderful job you and Eddy's fans have done and are doing with the site. Though I don't write as much as I should I do check the site on a weekly basis if not more often.
Bill, I want to echo you comments about Eddy's fans. You said that you have never met an Eddy Arnold fan who wasn't also a good person. That is very true, starting with you. Fans, I got to meet Bill in Las Vegas during Eddy's Final Concert Week. (see pictures under Comments Section) He's a kind and friendly person. A great pleasure to know.
To Frank: Thank you Sir for your tireless effort to get Eddy the Kennedy Center Honor. We will succeed.
To Don: It seems every week a new fan comments that Don told me about this web site. Thank you and Frank for the historical updates on Eddy's Career.
To Doris and Nancy: Thank you for sharing your visits to Eddy Arnold and the wonderful pictures.
To Sandra, Bill Shoop, Bob Daisy and Maheen: Thank you for your regular comments and updates.
Maheen, the track listing for the new CD "The Ultimate Eddy Arnold" can be found at www.cduniverse.com.
and to all of Eddy's Fans, thank you for sharing you comments and experiences.
In recent years we have made a effort to honor Eddy with the Kennedy Center Honors as an appreciation for all the joy he has given us through the years.
I would like to get fan feedback on a new project.
Bear Family Records did a good job in covering Eddy's early work of the 1940's and 1950's on CD and RCA/BMG has done a good job covering Eddy's work from the 1960's which Eddy considers his best work. But all of Eddy songs are great. There is a great void of his work from the 1970's and 1980's not on CD. Though many of us have all of Eddy's Records on 45's and albums. They don't work well at the beach or in the car. And we can never get enough of Eddy's music. Wouldn't you like to get material on CD from Eddy's albums "Cowboy" 1976 or "Close Enough to Love" 1983. or the single "The Valley Below" 1984. Some of my favorites.
Bill, maybe you could help us in how to go about this. Who to contact etc. Comments from Eddy's fans would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Steve


Maheen - October 25, 2003
E-mail: wick5894@rogers.com
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Comments:
Well friends, the new CD The Ultimate Eddy Arnold came out last week and from what I understand it has 16 songs but they are reruns again. I tried searching for the track listings on amazon but they didn't list them yet. A friend bought a copy of this CD last Thursday and he said that it has songs like Make The World  Go Away, etc. I certainly hope Eddy will record some new material in the future. Sincerely, Maheen.


DON STEWART - October 25, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. !7578
Comments:
EDDY ARNOLD'S TOP FIVE SINGLE....."OLDER AND BOLDER" CHARTED THIS DAY IN 1952.


Jennifer Williams (Petersen) - October 24, 2003
E-mail: msjennifer@att.net
Hometown: Sebastopol, CA
Comments:
Dear Mr. Arnold,
Ever since I was a little girl (I'm 32 now), I've been listening to your songs. I found an old letter you wrote to my father, ROGER PETERSEN, many, many years ago. My parents even kept the envelope in which it was sent in. I believed my parents lived in San Leandro, CA, at the time. My mother's name is KAREN PETERSEN. I don't know if you remember them, but I wanted you to know that they have always thought very highly of you and have shared your music with all five of their children. One of my childhood memories was playing "Lonely again" over and over again for my parents on their record player, one year on their anniversary. This past June (13th) my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Saturday,
October 25th is my father's 69th birthday. He could dream of nothing more than to hear from you again. I can provide their personal information if you would like, just by contacting me at my email address: msjennifer@att.net
I want to thank you for the wonderful memories and for bringing happiness to my family's hearts with your beautiful music. Thank you.


robert - October 23, 2003
E-mail: robertbaker1324@msn.com
Comments:
Maybe everyone is trying too hard for Eddy making the wrong people angry.


Sandra Osborne - October 22, 2003
E-mail: sandy_oz@hotmail.com
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Comments:
To Bill Comer
Hi Bill:
Why so gloomy sounding?  In everything give thanks & praise to the Lord! Your website is going great guns, especially the 2 new featured articles with photos (great to see recent/new pics of Eddy here - this site is unique in that it regularly produces new articles and pics on Eddy - so you see you are really blessed) and barring a few days inaccessibility the guest book is back on track again.
But Bill, why just stop at thanks for the first ever visitor who signed your guest book. You should honour him by creating a HALL OF EDDY ARNOLD FANS and induct him there right at the top along with a brief writeup on him, something similar on the lines you have written about him below. He is emotionally & statistically speaking of importance to this website and to you personally so he should I believe be given this special place of honour.
I am sure ever since the inception of this site you have enjoyed wonderful support and met a lot of true Eddy Arnold Fans - induct them too into your hall of fans...there is a hall of fame in most known establishments why not a hall of fans for your most devoted of Eddy fans. I am sure they have earned the honour and Eddy himself and his numerous fans around the globe would love to know who they are. You need not put their website addresses for space and security reasons. Just photo - name - country. It would be a nice thing. What do you think?
Actually on the main page its an idea but you could also have a FAN FACE OF THE FORTHNIGHT too...for fans who submit their photo to you and wish to have their photograph displayed on main page as an Eddy Arnold Fan Face of the Week/Forthnight whatever duration you decide it should be. Same format applies photo, name, country. It would be nice to see fresh faces every forthnight/month and to know that these people with faces love and care about Eddy and that he is very much alive in their hearts. You will perhaps need to discuss this with your son and committee members.
AND you will need the photos and the permission from the fans themselves. These are but just a couple of suggestions. Really up to you.
But regarding your first ever signer to this book I think he really deserves that honour and you would in the long run save yourself a lot of trouble explaining him to the masses, every once in a while. He will be there for all time for everyone to see and appreciate the constant effort and work that he has put into the site. He meticulously and religiously works at grooming the site to your honour and Eddy's edification. I think such staunch commitment deserves something special in return. It is easy enough for you to do.  So do it for your buddy AND for your site. Think about it, the idea isn't half bad really. And it would probably be a nice birthday present from you to that very special fan and indispensable aide to the website. Again
think about it. But this forum is always open to views from all fans. Although your opinion has always been the ultimate one for me. So whatever your decision - to have or not to have I leave this in your very excellent hands to shape and shine.
Of course I hoping most definitely to see Frank, Nancy, and Larry in this famous hall of fans, if you ever decide you all would want to have it. I have greatly admired their input too from a distance. For myself I have no personal stake or motivation in this other than to see this website grow from strength to strength in a continuation of its current status that of being an excellent home away from home for all Eddy Arnold music lovers.
I am sure if Eddy and Roberta keep tabs on your site, they would be delighted to see the faces of all the fans who never made it to their offices but who wish them a world of happiness and goodwill, along with the familiar faces of the fans that did have the opportunity to pay their respects to this great music legend of our lifetime.
God bless each one of you. My good wishes Bill to you for your health and website.
Sandra Osborne


DON STEWART - October 22, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:    ONE OF EDDY ARNOLD'S GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS !!!
On this date, October 22, 1966...EDDY ARNOLD was inducted into the "COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME", only the 7th person to do this.
CONGRATULATIONS OF YOUR BIG DAY.


Larry Risko - October 21, 2003
E-mail: lamandra@megalink.net
Hometown: Bryant Pond, ME
Comments:
Emma Jane,
Somebody Like Me is on the album of the same name, as well as The Best of Eddy Arnold, Vol.2 There are probably other compilation albums that it shows up on as well. The "Somebody Like Me" album shows up on ebay quite often....good luck from a fellow "Maineiac"


Emma Jane Andrews - October 21, 2003
E-mail: emmajane@maine.edu
Hometown: Phillips, Maine
Comments:
I have been a fan for years and am looking for a tape containing the song "Somebody Like Me". Does any one know where I can purchase one??
My very best to Eddy. Sure miss his music. He is one of the best.


Bill Comer - October 21, 2003
E-mail: Bill830@aol.com
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Homepage Address: www.eddyarnold.com
Comments:
Recently, the guestbook was out of order for several days. I apologize for this, however, I have no control over it. I pay a third party to maintain it just as most webmasters do.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally "Thank" Don Stewart for helping me maintain this website. He regularly checks it and notifies me immediately if he discovers something wrong. Don and I go back a long way. He was the first Eddy Arnold fan to sign this guestbook in March of 1998. Since that time, he has sent MANY fans to the site and most of them have signed the guestbook.
Don has also encouraged fans to write about their personal experiences with meeting Eddy or seeing him in concert.
God has blessed me over the years, because of maintaining this website, I have been fortunate to meet so many wonderful people--fans of Eddy.
This makes the time I devote to the site worthwhile as I have never met an Eddy Arnold fan who was not a good person. Over the years, there have been several people who claim to be fans, and definitely are not, and you can spot them immediately.
This site is for the purpose of honoring an American icon, Eddy Arnold, and for keeping alive his legendary accomplishments. I could not do this without the support of Don and other wonderful people who have assisted me. I thank all of Eddy's fans and the visitors to this website for allowing me the privilege of serving you..
God Bless Eddy and all his loved ones, God Bless his devoted secretary, Roberta Edging, who is one of the most caring, warm and charming ladies that I have had the honor of meeting, and God Bless his fans.
Bill Comer


Linda Dian Abernathy - October 20, 2003
E-mail: lovinggreeneyes_forever@yahoo.com
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Comments:
I am proud to have meet Don Stewart and he introduced me to your website. I was raised in Nashville, Tn. and have known about Eddy Arnold all my life. I have been a big fan of his for years and have visited the Grand Ole Opry so many times . I am a true country music fan and am proud to have been able to sign Eddy Arnold's Guest Book.  Just wanted to say " I feel Eddy Arnold " is certainly a big part of Country Music for all my life .
Thank you for letting me be a small part of his guest book . I have been all my life going and coming to anything that has to do with Country Music and Nashville, Tennessee.  Sincerely, as one of Eddy Arnold's Fans, Linda Dian Abernathy (Nashville, TN )


DON STEWART - October 20, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
DORIS LEWIS'S AND NANCY RICHARDSON'S PICTURES ADDED
I want to thank both Doris and Nancy for their great stories and wonderful pictures that Bill Comer just added to their stories. Both of you did an outstanding job.  You brought a warm and heart felt story of your visit to see Eddy in his Brentwood office. All of us Eddy Arnold fans really and truly thank you for the GREAT effort in bringing your story up front and personal to all his Fans. Once again Doris and Nancy....Thanks, Don.

Doris and Nancy:  I agree with Don.  Many thanks for your contributions to this website about your visit with Eddy and Roberta.  Your support for this site is appreciated by the fans and the webmaster.  Bill Comer



DON STEWART - October 20, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
ON OCT 19th 1967.... EDDY ARNOLD WAS NAMED THE FIRST CMA'S ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.
Because the guestbook was down, this couldn't be posted yesterday. Don Stewart


Linda Goeb - October 17, 2003
E-mail: glindaluu@aol.com
Hometown: Birmingham Alabama
Comments:
I have always been a fan of Eddy Arnold's.. and never knew this website was here until my good friend Don Stewart sent me here. What a wonderful place to visit and learn so much about one heck of a smooth person!!!  I have enjoyed reading all the articles from other fans and without my friend Don I would have never known as much about Eddy as I do now. I will be back to visit this site. Again I want to thank you for such a great site and thank you Eddy Arnold the all the wonderful music that you have bought into my life. Thank you Don Stewart for bringing me here !!


Larry Risko - October 17, 2003
E-mail: lamandra@megalink.net
Hometown: Bryant Pond, ME
Comments:
Vicki,
"After Loving You" can be found on the album: "Sometimes I'm Happy....Sometimes I'm Blue".  It has been out of print for many years, but you may find one on ebay. Good luck!  It also occurred to me that it is on "The Best Of Eddy Arnold, Vol 3" but it may be easier to find on ebay. Larry


Patti - October 17, 2003
E-mail: buffalodoll@aol.com
Hometown: Lackawanna,N.Y.
Comments:
Anyone who wants to, my Dad, who's the same age as Eddy & a really big fan of his would loved to hear from any of you and of course Eddy.. His address is Mr. Gordon Sage, R#223, Ridgeview Nursing Home, 300 Dorrance Ave, Buffalo, NY.14220.


Vicki Ward - October 17, 2003
E-mail: sigmon24@hotmail.com
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Comments:
My sister and I are still trying to find the song After Loving You. Was this song ever put on an album? Is there anyone who can solve this mystery?


dragan stajic - October 15, 2003
E-mail: fedraradio@sezampro.yu
Hometown: zrenjanin
Homepage Address: www.fedraradio.org.yu
Comments:
Hello!
My name is Dragan Stajic and I’m editor in chief on radio FEDRA from Yugoslavia. Milosevic’s regime used to forbid our radio ‘course we’re fighting for democracy. So, we’re closed for almost two years, as only one in our region.  In our program, we are trying to introduce world’s music: pop, rock, folk, country… but we have two problems in it: a) Here is no legal records from abroad ( even: Mozart, Chopin, Brahms…) b) Still now we are very poor country, so it’s very expensive for us to buy records from outside.  Using internet I’ve found Your site.Two questions:
a) Can You give permission for radio FEDRA to play Your music in our program in some special emission where we are trying to introduce  world's music ( or in all program, too ) ?
b) Can You send one or more CDs as a gift for our radio ?  In every case, thank You for beautiful music, let it roll !
ADDRESS: radio FEDRA – Dragan Stajic
Dositeja Obradovica 48
23 000 Zrenjanin
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
( ex: Yugoslavia )
www.fedraradio.org.yu
Dragan Stajic


Charlene Hubbard - October 14, 2003
E-mail: grammyspoils@aol.com
Hometown: Kensington, Md. 20895
Comments:
I have loved Eddy Arnold songs for a very long time. I'm sorry that I have never seen him in concert. May God bless him and his family for a long time. He is great.


Evelyn Johnson - October 14, 2003
E-mail: jeve13@bellsouth.net
Comments:
I've been an Eddy Arnold fan for more than 60 years, (I am 68). Will always love the man and his music!


Patti Sage - October 13, 2003
E-mail: buffalodoll@aol.com
Hometown: Lackawanna,
Comments:
HI! My dad is the same age as Eddy, in fact their birthdays are two weeks apart, Tell,Dad is in the nursing room recupering from prostate & Hernia surgeries he had done two weeks ago. He's doing good but he let his prostate go for so long that now he'll have a bag on him for the rest of his life,They inserted a tube into his stomach & has to have bag change often. He had to be rush to the hospital twice this month because the bag was "plug " up. Please tell Eddy about him His name is Gordon Sage and he is in #r.223,Ridgeview Nursing home,33 Dorrance Ave, 14220.He love to hear from you, most of all. Eddy. in fact Eddy met him once at Melody Fair in N. Towanda . Well,take Care.


DON STEWART - October 13, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA. 17578
Comments:
HAPPY 47TH ANNIVERSARY....BILL AND GLENDA COMER !!!
I just want to wish this "Web Master" and his lovely wife Glenda A VERY HAPPY 47TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY today Oct. 13, 2003!!!
You can see a picture of Bill and his lovely Wife Glenda on "Main PAGE"...as they celebrated their 46th last year. I wish you both many more happy years together....God bless. Your Buddy, Don.Stewart


sue - October 12, 2003
Hometown: winona, mn
Comments:
do you have any lyrics from Eddys's songs? By the way I like your website.


Frank Cunningham - October 12, 2003
Comments:
Eddy Arnold's Top Five single, "Chained To A Memory," charted; 1946.


DON STEWART - October 12, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA.
Comments
EDDY ARNOLD'S TOP FIVE SINGLE..."THAT HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU" ....CHARTED THIS DAY IN 1946.


Sandra Osborne - October 11, 2003
E-mail: sandy_oz@hotmail.com
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Comments:
Dear Nancy:
What an exquisite account of your very lovely visit to Eddy. Much charmed. Most appreciated. Thank you so very much. Really wonderful.
Sandra Osborne


Doris Lewis - October 10, 2003
E-mail: dodogg@juno.com
Hometown: Willow Creek, CA
Comments:
WOW! Fantastic job, Nancy! I'm so glad you were able to meet with those two great people. Eddy and Roberta are truly wonderful people! Isn't nice to have such a wonderful web site to go to learn all about Eddy? These are memories you...and I will never forget!


Don Stewart - October 10, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
READ NANCY RICHARDSON'S GREAT STORY ON HOME PAGE
Well here is the story I told you to be looking for. It is a well written story of her visit to see Eddy. She tended to every detail...and took her time writing is. So as not to forget all the GREAT things of her remarkable visit with Eddy at his Brentwood office. Very nicely done Nancy, I'm sure all will enjoy reading it. I want to thank you for the sneak preview of it. Fans please look for her GREAT STORY....on Main page right under the Flag.
Also return for some GREAT pictures of her and Eddy and his secretary Roberta. You won't want to miss this. Thanks Nancy for this GREAT STORY.
Don Stewart


Frank Cunningham - October 10, 2003
Comments:
Dear Nancy:
Just a wonderful story. God Bless You and Dan.
Frank


Larry Risko - October 09, 2003
E-mail: lamandra@megalink.net
Hometown: Bryant Pond, ME
Comments:
I wish we could also get Bear Family to purchase the masters of all of eddy's unreleased material, as many as 70 unreleased songs over the years.
I'm curious about such titles as "The Birthmark Henry Thompson Talks About"; "All But One";"Being Loved By You"; "Gentle Is My Love"; "Catch Me a Kiss";"I Know a Good Thing When I Feel It", and so many more. What do you think folks, can we convince them? This is a whole lot of material that would be "new" to us!
Larry


Maheen - October 09, 2003
E-mail: wick5894@rogers.com
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Comments:
I wonder why Eddy's early 50's hits aren't available on CD yet. I hope Bear Family will release a second set of his 50's material soon, but I wonder does anyone have some of those early 50's recordings such as Mama Come Get Your Baby Boy, Hep Cat Baby, Bundle Of Southern Sunshine and the original version of Riches Man In The World? I hope his other 60's albums will be available on CD soon also. The only three that I can think of that are on CD are the classic My World, Christmas With Eddy Arnold and Cattle Call. I sent an Email to Bear Family a while back and they said they aren't planning any Eddy Arnold releases yet, but let's hope one of these days there will be a surprise!
Always your friend, Maheen.


Frank Cunningham - October 09, 2003
Comments:
From Twangtown USA, October 8, 2003
"Capping off the night, emceed by recording artist Neal McCoy, was the presentation of the IEBA Lifetime Achievement Award to Kenny Rogers for stellar contributions to the entertainment industry, through a career that has spanned more than 6 decades and international sale of his music in excess of 100 million albums. Rogers was presented the award by Country Music Hall Of Fame great, Eddy Arnold, who like Rogers has taken his music to a world of listeners in and beyond the realm of country music."


DON STEWART - October 09, 2003
E-mail: Stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA.
Comments:
ON THIS DAY IN 1965 EDDY ARNOLD'S...."MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY" CHARTED.


Loretta Sigmon - October 08, 2003
E-mail: sigmon24@hotmail.com
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Comments:
Eddy sang a song in the '60' - After Loving You - Does anyone know if this song is available? A classmate of mine needed some money and sold her 45 rpm to me for a nickel! I have since lost the record and would love to find the song again. Thanks


DON STEWART - October 06, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, Pa. !7578
Comments:
Eddy Arnold charted #4 in 1953 with "Moma Come Get Your Baby Boy"


T.J. Shope - October 05, 2003
E-mail: tjshope@hotmail.com
Hometown: Coolidge, AZ
Comments:
I'm going to be in making my first tripript to Nashville on Wednesday. I will be going to the hall of fame, and I was wondering if the Eddy Arnold exhibit is as good as advertised. I sure hope that it is. It amazes me too Don that Eddy has been shunned by the Kennedy Center. He needs to be in there.


DON STEWART - October 04, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: STEVENS, PA.
Comments:
The question asked of us Eddy Arnold Fans is why isn't Eddy in the Kennedy Center Of Performing Arts?. He wasn't a boozer, never took drugs, was never arrested, he is married to the same women for 62 years this Nov. 28, 2003. He is also the only person dead or alive in any genre of music...to have charted in seven straight decades. His recent contribution to the Country Hall of Fame of all his memorabilia was simply outstanding. He has given to the Country Hall of Fame ...more than any other artist has. The Country Hall of Fame was very pleased to receive this enormous amount of things Eddy truly cherished. He could have given all these possessions to his children or Grand-Kids. But he wanted them to be available for all to see...instead of locked up in his children's closet gathering dust. We all know all the Awards Eddy has received though the years. One
Doctorate award after another....the seventh person to enter the Country Music Hall of Fame.....the first Country Music Entertainer of the Year. And the list goes on and on.
With all this said, we Eddy Arnold fans can't help but ask ...."Why was Eddy shunned again for the Kennedy Art's Center award this year again.?" I was sadden to hear of the recent death of Johnny Cash. Although I never cared much for his singing. It is interesting to note though. That he was Nominated to the Kennedy Art Center in 1996. Even more interesting is the fact listed in today's...."This Day In Country Music". That Johnny Cash was arrested on this day in 1965 for bringing 1,163 pills across the Mexican border in his guitar case. One of the GREATEST things Eddy donated to the Country Hall Of Fame was his guitar.
We all know how GREAT Eddy is....but I know it hurts him to be shunned year after year....with sometime "no names" to most of us. A lot of us say......Eddy is to good to be in there among some of those shady people. I myself truly believe this....but Eddy has something better. He has his wonderful family......and he has his Loyal Fan's.....Eddy, God bless You !!! Don Stewart

Don:  Mike Freda comments are as follows:

Mike Freda - July 31, 2002
Comments:
Like the rest of the music world that has taste, I am saddened that Eddy Arnold has once again been overlooked by the Kennedy Center.
In a way I am glad because I really do not think that Eddy belongs with those who are awarded this "honor." No, Eddy is a decent, honest, upright and moral family man. There are no scandals associated with him, no criminal record for him to be proud of, no all night drinking binges or drug abuse in his past. He is even an American citizen. How could he stand a chance with all these faults against him. No, Eddy Arnold would add something all of those chosen for the honor and those who chose them put together lack: dignity. There is no need to feel sorry for ourselves. We know and appreciate Eddy! All the others have to search in vain for the rest of their lives for what we already have.

Thank you Don and Mike for your comments.  Bill Comer



Frank Cunningham - October 04, 2003
Comments:
"The Steve Lawrence Show" aired its Salute to country music with Eddy Arnold, Grandpa Jones, Jordanaires, Fiddlers Three (Shorty Lavender, Benny Martin & Tommy Vaden) & Stoney Mountain Cloggers on CBS television; 1965.


T.J. Shope - October 03, 2003
E-mail: tjshope@hotmail.com
Hometown: Coolidge, AZ
Comments:
I was wondering if anybody had any info on the CD that is coming out at the end of the month?


Eloise - October 02, 2003
E-mail: elojean@citynet.net
Hometown: WV.
Comments:
hello Chukie no one will take their venom out on you stick in there.


DON STEWART - October 01, 2003
E-mail: stew01@ptd.net
Hometown: Stevens, Pa. 17578
Comments:
NANCY VISITS EDDY AT HIS BRENTWOOD OFFICE !!!
Hi Everyone ~ Well, I told you to stay tuned to this site for a GREAT story about Nancy Richardson's visit to see Eddy and his secretary [Roberta].
Well I'm not about to spoil her exciting story of her visit. Being a great friend, she confided in asking me...If I think she should write about her visit?
My reply to her was ..."Are you kidding me?" She thought maybe after reading the negative remarks after Doris Lewis posted.... maybe she shouldn't. I told her I thought the both posts were from the same sick person. As Bill Comer pointed out....He/She didn't post their emails. It is sad to say that there are people in this world like that. They see what a great site this is....and just want to disrupt it. But enough about that....Nancy has told me in brief about her wonderful visit. I'm sure all of you that reads her story when she has the time to post it...will find it very interesting. Her story is just outstanding what little she rushed off in an email for me to read. You will just need to return in a few days or a week.... to hear her
remarkable story!!! Sound exciting to all of you??.....IT IS!!! Bring it home Nancy we are all waiting.....Don Stewart

Nancy:  I agree with Don.  All the visitors to this site are anxiously awaiting your narrative of your visit with Eddy and Roberta.
Bill Comer


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