Country star Arnold dies
Country music star Eddy Arnold, who pioneered country's crossover into pop music, died Thursday at age 89, according to an announcement, dpa reported.
One of the most successful country stars in history, he had dozens of chart-topping hits, headed by his 1965 smash, Make the World Go Away. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966. The following year, he was the first recipient of the entertainer of the year award from the Country Music Association.
Other hits included Cattle Call, The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me, Anytime, Bouquet of Roses, What's He Doing in My World?, I Want to Go With You, Somebody Like Me, Lonely Again and Turn the World Around.
"I sing a little country, I sing a little pop, and I sing a little folk, and it all goes together," said Arnold, who recorded most his hits with guitarist Chet Atkins.