Monday, December 7, 2009

My Home Town

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

(photo credit: Voy Gillentine)

We spent Thanksgiving holiday visiting with our family and friends in our hometown, Osceola, AR-- a small town in the Mississippi Delta flat lands of NE AR that many celebrities call "home". This is a tribute to one the most recent, the 1st Nashville Star, Buddy Jewell.

Buddy was introduced to the music of Marty Robbins and Johnny Horton by his father and taught to play the guitar by his Uncle Clyde, perfecting his skills to the tunes of the great Johnny Cash. (Johnny Cash's hometown, Dyess, AR is a stone's throw from Osceola).

In 1991, he won a talent contest sponsored by ALABAMA and opened for them, alongside Mark Chestnutt and Ricky Van Shelton. Competing on TV's Star Search, Buddy won several episodes. A record deal was secured with Columbia, with Clint Black producing his first album, when Buddy was the winner of the 1st Nashville Star in 2002.

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.

Au revoir,


Doris Sturm said...

That was a very interesting post. I love discovering and learning new things from my fellow bloggers.

I trust you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy winter ;-)


Sea Witch said...

I adore hearing family histories and their beginnings. What fun. Hope you are having a wonderful December with lots of family and friends filling your days. Sea Witch

Ana said...

Hi Jacque,
It's me again...Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. Happy to hear that.


Barb said...

Hi Jacque,

It sounds like your Thanksgiving was what it is supposed to be-special.

I love country- I will be checking out Buddy.


Anonymous said...

So glad you had a great holiday. Nice to hear the histories of different towns. I plan on doing my this week.