Eddy Arnold Charts Seven Decades of Hits
One of Eddy Arnold's last wishes was to have another hit record. That happened for the singer, who passed away May 8, when his song 'To Life' was released on what would have been his 90th birthday, May 15. The country legend's 147th single, 'To Life' climbed into the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart this week, making Arnold the only country artist to have chart success in each of seven decades.
Arnold's first chart record, 'Each Minute Seems a Million Years,' entered the charts on June 30, 1945. During his career, the Country Music Hall of Famer had 90 top ten hits and 28 number ones, resulting in album sales of more than 85 million units. Billboard ranks him as the No. 1 country artist of all time.
Arnold's grandson, Shannon Pollard, says that Eddy would be thrilled with the charting of 'To Life.' He added that the family appreciates the Arnold tribute on the ACM Awards Sunday night. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood performed a heartfelt duet of the legend's classic song, 'Make the World Go Away.'