Eddy had major heart surgery in 1990.
Eddy was known for his signature rich, graceful vocal style.
Eddy's first record contract was with RCA Victor.
Eddy was dubbed the "Tennessee Plowboy" due to his deep country roots.
He is married to Sally Gayhart.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966.
He had 28 number one hits.