On what would have been Eddy Arnold’s 94th birthday, Plowboy Records has launched in Nashville to celebrate the Tennessee Plowboy’s legacy and provide a home for new American music.
The founders of Plowboy include Arnold’s grandson and musician Shannon Pollard; author, educator, and historian Don Cusic; and punk legend Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From the Tombs, The Dead Boys) in the Creative Director role.
The first release on Plowboy Records will be a new album from Bobby Bare, which is being recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville. Bare’s collaborators on the project include Buddy Miller, Randy Scruggs and other members of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy.
Also in the works is an Eddy Arnold tribute album produced by Chrome and featuring interpretations of Arnold’s songs by a mix of traditional country artists, as well as alt-country and indie rock bands. “The goal of the tribute album is to raise some eyebrows by matching up artists from multiple genres with signature Eddy Arnold songs,” notes Pollard.
Watch a video of Pollard, Cusic, and Chrome discussing Plowboy Records here.