Eddy Arnold’s “To Life” Stretches Chart Success Into Seventh Decade

Eddy Arnold’s song, “To Life,” will chart on Billboard’s country airplay chart this week, stretching his chart success into a seventh consecutive decade. Arnold recorded the song for his final RCA album, released in 2005. The label had planned to honor Arnold on his 90th birthday on May 15 by asking radio stations to help chart the single. However, he died on May 8. Arnold charted 147 country singles, including “Make the World Go Away,” “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms),” “Anytime” and “Cattle Call.” He earned more Top 10 hits (92) and more consecutive Top 10 hits (67) than anyone in country history. Arnold is ranked as Billboard’s No. 1 country artist of all time.