Buddy Jewell was voted the very first winner of the USA Network's reality-based hit TV show "Nashville Star". Buddy was the true viewer favorite from the premiere episode, 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.
His self-titled Columbia Records release debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts. It was certified GOLD 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 certified 1 million radio air plays.
Buddy has been recognized by the Grammy's, ACM’s, CMA’s and CMT with multiple award nominations. In 2011, he won the International Country Gospel Music Association's “Entertainer of the Year” and “Crossover Artist of the Year” awards
Buddy Jewell gives back to his community and beyond on many levels, serving as past spokesperson for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, The World Orphans Day Foundation and Compassion International. He especially has a heart for children and actively supports several worthy causes including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Buddy is a proud American patriot and chooses to serve our nation as well. In December 2010, Buddy traveled with the Sergeant Major of the Army on an extensive USO tour to remote forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, visiting with and performing for our armed forces on the front lines.
Above all these things, Buddy is a proud father, a devoted husband and an outspoken Christ follower.
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