Eddy Arnold and Christy Miller - Photo Was Taken In
Eddy's Office In Brentwood, Tennessee
Christy Miller - March 22, 2001
My Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City and State: Harned, KY
Those of you who have Eddy's new album "Seven Decades of Hits" may recognize my name. I am featured on the album with the song "The End." I just want to say that Eddy has been one of the best friends and inspirations I have had in my life. It has been an honor to work with him and to get the opportunity to be a part of such a great project. Eddy is still one of the greatest recording artists in the business in my eyes and he always will be. He sings from his heart and that is what counts. To have such a long and successful career is rare. Sixty years in the music business is a very long time and I think he should get more recognition than he has for such an achievement. We love you Eddy!
(The above CD may be purchased at online music stores such as Amazon.com, CDnow.com or at your local record store)
WE MET WITH MR. GALANTE AND I DID A DEMO FOR
RCA, BUT UNFORTUNATELY
THEY PASSED ON ME, BUT EDDY STILL DID NOT GIVE UP HOPE AND FOUND
CHUCK HOWARD ( A WELL KNOWN PRODUCER IN NASHVILLE) TO REDO THE
SOUNDTRACKS AND WE CUT ANOTHER DEMO. WHEN HE DID HIS “SEVEN
DECADES OF HITS" HE ASKED IF I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THE SONG I HAD DONE
“THE END” ON HIS ALBUM. THAT WAS ANOTHER WAY HE WAS TRYING TO
PROMOTE MY CAREER.
SINCE I HAVE KNOWN EDDY, HE HAS INTRODUCED
ME TO SO MANY VERY
INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, INCLUDING HEADS OF RECORD
LABELS, A&R PEOPLE, SINGERS, PRODUCERS, SONGWRITERS, ARTISTS, AND
MANY CLOSE FRIENDS.
HE IS A VERY GENEROUS, CARING AND GIVING PERSON.
HE HAS BEEN THERE TO
GIVE ME ADVICE AND CHEER ME UP WHEN I GET LOW AND JUST BE A REAL
FRIEND, AND NEVER ASKS FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN.
WE HAVE GONE OUT TO LUNCH SEVERAL TIMES WITH
HIS SECRETARY AND FRIENDS
AND HE WOULD ALWAYS INTRODUCE ME TO OTHER PEOPLE, FIRST, AS HIS GRANDDAUGHTER
AND THEN AS HIS DAUGHTER. . HE GOT A KICK OUT OF THAT AND IT MADE ME
HE LOVES TO TELL STORIES, AND WE WOULD SIT
FOR HOURS IN
HIS OFFICE AND HE WOULD TELL ME HOW THINGS WERE WHEN HE STARTED OUT,
PLACES HE HAD BEEN, PEOPLE HE HAD MET, AND WE WOULD LISTEN TO SOME
OF HIS OLD SONGS HE HAD RECORDED AND I WOULD TELL HIM ABOUT SOME
SONGS I HAD BEEN WORKING ON AND HE WOULD GIVE HIS OPINION ON
DIFFERENT SONGS AND ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO NEXT.
ALMOST FROM THE FIRST TIME I MET HIM, HE ALWAYS
SAID ”NO MATTER WHAT ELSE YOU
DO, YOU HAVE TO FINISH SCHOOL” SO I DID. I GRADUATED FROM MIDDLE TENNESSEE
STATE UNIVERSITY IN DECEMBER 2001, WITH A MAJOR IN THE RECORDING
INDUSTRY (EMPHASIS ON STUDIO ENGINEERING) AND A MINOR IN BUSINESS, AND
MR. ARNOLD WAS THERE.
EVEN IF I NEVER DO GET A RECORD DEAL, IT WILL
BE ALRIGHT, BECAUSE JUST
HAVING THE HONOR OF KNOWING MR. ARNOLD PERSONALLY, AND BEING
CONSIDERED ONE OF HIS FRIENDS AND HE BEING MY FRIEND, IS WORTH MORE TO
ME THAN ANYTHING ELSE.
EDDY DESERVES A LOT MORE RECOGNITION THAN HE
GETS. HE WAS A PIONEER
IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY AND IS A TRUE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN. I WILL
ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE FOR ME.
THANK YOU EDDY FOR BEING MY FRIEND!