Thursday, May 08, 2008
Eddy Arnold died today at a care facility near Nashville, days short of his 90th birthday. His wife of 66 years, Sally, had died in March.
"What hurts me more than anything else is that he died of a broken heart," said his friend, Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown. "I don't think he ever recovered from that."
Eddy Arnold was one of the wealthiest men in country music. He once had this advice for young singers: "Get a good lawyer, a good accountant and be on time."
Early in his career, his manager was Colonel Tom Parker, who later took on another client.