Buddy Jewell At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Country artist and songwriter Buddy Jewell was born in April of 1961 in Lepanto, Arkansas. After buying a guitar from a classmate and using the money he earned bagging groceries to buy guitar lesson books, Jewell began playing music in his spare time. When he was twenty-one, Jewell moved to Camden, Arkansas, where he pursued a musical career. He discovered there the band White Oak, who was seeking a new lead singer. Jewell sang with them for four years before taking a job at a gunfighting show at Six Flags over Texas. After winning a singing competition, singing a cover of an Alabama song, Jewell became the opening act for the band, who was one of his biggest inspirations. Winning the competition also led him to compete on the show Star Search, which he won Male Vocalist on several episodes. Afterwards, he moved to Nashville in 1993, where he found work as a demo singer and self-released albums.