(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.