Offered here is a beautiful framed and matted autograph display for fans of country legend, Eddy Arnold.
At the upper part of the display is an original early 1950s era signed 8x10 RCA Records promo photo of Eddy Arnold.
In the lower portion of the display is an original song contract from 1944 for the song “My Sweetheart and I.” The contract is signed by Eddy Arnold (who has signed his full name, Richard Eddy Arnold) and songwriters John Wallace Fowler and J. Graydon Hall. The contract details the sale of 1/3rd interest of the song to Eddy Arnold, who, presumably intended to record it.
The entire display is in excellent condition. The piece measures approximately 13 x 30”.
From the All Music Guide:
Eddy Arnold moved hillbilly music to the city, creating a sleek sound that relied on his smooth voice and occasionally lush orchestrations. In the process, he became the most popular country performer of the 20th century, spending more weeks at the top of the charts than any other artist. Arnold not only had 28 number one singles, he had more charting singles than any other artist. More than any other country performer of the postwar era, he was responsible for bringing the music to the masses, to people who wouldn't normally listen to country music. Arnold was initially influenced by cowboy singers like Gene Autry, but as his career progressed, he shaped his phrasing in the style of Pete Cassell. Nevertheless, he was more of a crooner than a hillbilly singer, which is a large reason why he was embraced by the entertainment industry at large, and frequently crossed over to the pop charts. Arnold's career ran strong into the '90s. Although his records didn't dominate the charts like they did during the '40s and '50s, he continued to fill concert halls and reissues of his older recordings sold well.
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