Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1961 Buddy Jewell was born in Osceola, Arkansas?

It's true! Happy Birthday, Buddy!

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Here are 5 interesting truths about Buddy Jewell.

  • He began playing guitar after buying one from a schoolmate during childhood, and saved the money that he earned bagging groceries to buy guitar lesson books.
  • He majored in television and radio in college, although he left in his junior year to marry, despite the marriage only lasting two-and-a-half years.
  • He got started with a band called White Oak. This band was sponsored by a booking agency whose roster also included Canyon and a band founded by a then-unknown Trace Adkins.
  • He once took a he took a role in a gun-fighting show at Six Flags over Texas.
  • In 2003, he competed in the first season of the television singing competition Nashville Star. He became the show's first winner that season.