Contest: Win a copy of ‘You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold’
For 70 years, Eddy Arnold churned out the hits, establishing himself as one of the most famous and influential country and pop music singers of all times. When he died at age 89, he left behind a legacy which is still being discovered, explored, and embraced by artists of every ilk.
Now, the folks at Plowboy records – a label founded by Arnold’s grandson – have put together a tribute album featuring some of the finest artists influenced by Arnold’s work: Alejandro Escovedo, Jason Isbell, Bobby Bare Jr., Mary Gauthier, and many more. For a full list of artists on the album, check out the Plowboy Records website.
We would like to give away a few copies of this fabulous tribute record, to three lucky ND community members.
To enter, simply comment on this blog post and let us know: What are your favorite Eddy Arnold songs, and why? Who would you like to see cover an Eddy Arnold song? Which one and why?
You have until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 17, to enter to win. We will then choose three commenters to receive a copy of this fantastic tribute album. Anyone is welcome to enter, but the prize must be shipped to a US address.
From a press release:
Punk legend Cheetah Chrome and author/music historian/professor Don Cusic have produced an album of rock, indie, roots, country and pop musicians interpreting the timeless songs by Eddy Arnold, one of the most influential country musicians of all time. ’You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold’ puts the focus on Arnold’s 70-year career as a songwriter and hitmaker and will be released May 14th on Plowboy Records, the label co-founded by Arnold’s grandson. Several songs were recorded at famed RCA Studio B in Nashville — where Arnold recorded many of his signature songs – and coincides with what would have been his 95th birthday, May 15th.
Eddy Arnold did more than perhaps any other musician to expand the boundaries of country music in the 20th century, a fact reflected in the range of artists on ‘You Don’t Know Me’: Alejandro Escovedo, Lambchop, Frank Black, Melinda Doolittle, Chuck Mead, Bobby Bare Jr, Jason Isbell, Mary Gautheir, Drivin’ n Cryin’, Bebe Buell, Pokey LaFarge, Peter Noone and more.
Known the world over as The Tennessee Plowboy, Eddy Arnold is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. He released over 100 albums and placed 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, including 28 #1 hits. He had at least one charting single for the past seven straight decades, hosted ‘The Eddy Arnold Show’ for CBS, guest hosted Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and starred in two films. ”You Don’t Know Me,” a song he co-wrote, has became a standard, recorded by Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and countless others.
Plowboy’s founders are Arnold’s grandson and musician Shannon Pollard, author, professor and music historian Don Cusic, and Chrome. ’You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold’ is Plowboy’s second full length release following Bobby Bare’s ‘Darker Than Light,’ which NPR Music critic Ann Powers calls “a wonderful, fermented-in-oak, elder statesman statement.”