Rick was born in Hazard, Kentucky and
graduated from Clay County High School as an all-state basketball player. He was
inducted into the Clay County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. After high school, Rick
spent time in Florida playing music on the beaches with his band. Wanting to write
and record his own songs Rick moved to Nashville. He charted 3 singles in the Top
100 of Billboard or Cashbox. His big break came when HANK WILLIAMS JR. recorded
a song that Rick wrote called "Hog Wild". Hank also made "Hog
Wild" the title of his album. Rick was getting ready to do a video and release
the song himself when Hank called wanting to record the song. In addition to writing the song, Rick was also in
Hank's video and played on
the album. At a concert in Lexington, Kentucky, Hank
brought Rick on stage to play jaw harp with the band as they ended the show
playing "Hog Wild". That was awesome!! In addition to being the
title cut, "Hog Wild" has also been on several other albums and DVD's; was
also used by the Arkansas Razorbacks as their theme song; used by the Jimmy
Kimmel Live TV Show on ABC and was used by the Magic Bait Company.
In June, 2009 Hank Jr.
recorded another song of Rick's called "Farm Song". The album is called 127 Rose Avenue
and Rick's song "Farm Song" is
the first song on the album. This is Rick's most requested original song.
We hope this will be as popular a song for Hank as it has been for Rick
at his shows!!
After more than 25 years in Nashville, Rick is now resides in Florida, but continues to travel throughout the US, performing about 125 shows per year. He plays
corporate events, resorts, clubs, festivals and schools. He spends about
7-8 months a year working in Florida and the rest of the year Rick travels around
the country entertaining. He spends part of the summer in Nashville writing and
producing new songs.
For More Information on Rick Arnold,
Contact Robin Arnold at (615) 382-2858
or E-Mail: Rick
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