Back in 2003, I saw a new television show on the USA network, I believe it was. I watched it every week, I thought “this is a neat talent show”, and I hoped it would be on forever. After moving to NBC, I think, and then over to CMT, the show disappeared. We did get some good things from that show though during its six year run – Chris Young, Miranda Lambert, Whitney Duncan, and Buddy Jewell, just to mention a few.
That show was Nashville Star. And the first season winner was Buddy Jewell. I’ve written about Buddy often. I’ve seen him live at two local fairs, and always found him to be entertaining, fan friendly, and a really good vocalist, with a controlled voice that he has always been able to maintain from the beginning of a song to the end. His new song proves nothing has changed for him vocally.
Buddy has a new song out – which I haven’t heard on the radio yet, but I would like to – it’s called “Somebody Who Would Die For You.” And like it. You can listen the new song on Buddy’s MySpace page.
We have so many artists out there right now – new ones, returning ones – and the ones you hear every day on your favorite country music station. And while I really don’t know how much difference we make when we call and request a song on the radio, I always figure – it can’t hurt. So I hope after listening to Buddy’s song, you will put that on your call list and request it, too.
While everyone is starting to make plans for CMA Music Fest, here’s a fan club party you can add to that list – the 2010 Buddy jAm will be held on Saturday, June 12, from 2-4 p.m. at Lakeshore Christian Church in Antioch, Tenn. Ticket information will be coming out, soon – so I’ll keep you guys informed about that. Ticket information will be coming soon. It’s one I’m definitely hoping to be a part of!
Talk to you all soon. Plan to have the photos and post form Matt Stillwell at Capone’s in Johnson City on Friday night going up in the morning.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!