Edward Thomas "Eddie" Rabbitt (November 27, 1941 May 7, 1998) was an American country music singer-songwriter who enjoyed much pop success at the height of his career in the 1970s and 80s with twenty #1 country hits including "Drivin' My Life Away" and "I Love a Rainy Night," which also topped the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks.

After growing up in New Jersey, Rabbitt moved to Nashville and began his vocation in the music industry. He started as a songwriter in the late 1960s, springboarding to a recording career after composing hits such as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap in 1974. Later in the 1970s, Rabbitt helped to develop the crossover-influenced sound of country music prevalent in the 1980s with such hits as "Suspicions" and "Every Which Way but Loose." His duets "Friends and Lovers" and "You and I", with Juice Newton and Crystal Gayle respectively, later appeared on the soap operas Days of Our Lives and All My Children.

Following the death of his infant son in 1985, Rabbitt put his career on hold and produced no more cross-over material. However, he returned to music in the late 1980s with a series of country hits including a cover of "The Wanderer" and his self-penned "On Second Thought." Rabbitt was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1997; although he continued to record, he died from the disease the following year.

 

Name

Edward Thomas Rabbitt

Born

November 27, 1941  Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Died May 7, 1998 (aged 56)  Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Genre

 Country, countrypolitan, country pop

Years   

Active

1964  - 1998

Occupations

Singer-songwriter, musician

Instruments Vocals, guitar

Labels

Elektra, Liberty, RCA, Capitol, Warner Bros.,

Columbia, Intersound

CMT

Website

rabbitt_eddie/artist.jhtml
 

Another Done Somebody Wrong Song Lyrics
B-B-B-Burnin' Up With Love Lyrics
Crossing The Mississippi Lyrics
Do You Right Tonight Lyrics
Drinking My Baby [Off My Mind] Lyrics
Driving My Life Away Lyrics
Every Which Way But Loose Lyrics
I Love A Rainy Night Lyrics
I Wanna Dance With You Lyrics
I'm An American Boy Lyrics
I've Got Mexico Lyrics
Kentucky Rain Lyrics
On Second Thought Lyrics
One Two Three, You Really Got A Hold On Me Lyrics
Pour Me Another Tequila Lyrics
Rocky Mountain Music Lyrics
Runnin' With The Wind Lyrics
Smokey Mountain Rain Lyrics
Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight Lyrics
Step By Step Lyrics
Suspicions Lyrics
The Wanderer Lyrics
Two Dollars In The Jukebox Lyrics
We Can't Go On Living Like This Lyrics
You Can't Run From Love Lyrics
You Don't Love Me Anymore Lyrics
   
Baby, I'm A Want You with Juice Newton Lyrics
Friends and Lovers with Juice Newton Lyrics
You and I with Crystal Gayle Lyrics
   

 

 

 

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