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America chose Arkansas native Buddy Jewell as the very first winner of the USA Network’s hit reality show “Nashville Star”. Buddy was the true viewer favorite from the very beginning, capturing 65% of the nationwide voting and beating out 11 other contestants, most notably, Miranda Lambert, by over 2 million votes on the final episode. He and America have been involved in a love affair ever since.
His self-titled Columbia Records release debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts, was certified GOLD later that same year and garnered two back-to-back top five hits with “Sweet Southern Comfort” and “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song)”. Both tunes are RIAA certified 1 million radio air plays. Buddy has also charted three #1’s with his European Country Top 40 smash “Jesus, Elvis and Me” (2012), as well as Power Source Top 100 Christian Country hits “Somebody Who Would Die for You” (2009) and “I’m There” (2017)