‘Jewell’ of a concert features Nashville Star winner
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:56 pm
Buddy Jewell is bringing his soulful brand of country music to Union City this weekend, wrapping up a fall tour schedule before heading across the Pacific for dates in Japan and China.
His is the second concert in a 2010-11 series for Community Concerts of Union City/Obion Coun-ty. He will perform at the Union City Civic Audit-orium Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Memberships are now being sold for $95 per family, $45 for a single adult, $40 for a single senior citizen and $25 for a single student at Cox Oil Co. in Union City. General admission tickets will also be made available.
Jewell’s latest single, “Somebody Who Would Die for You,” is tugging on heart strings and making radio phones ring. Stations from coast to coast are reporting positive feedback from programmers and listeners alike.
Jewell burst onto the country music scene in 2003 when he won the coveted title of USA Network’s first-ever Nashville Star. He was a true crowd favorite from the premiere episode to the finale, and TV audiences and critics alike fell in love with Jewell’s good manners, enthusiasm and true musical passion.
His debut album was certified gold and garnered back-to-back top five hits with “Sweet Southern Com-fort” and “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song).” His first album debuted at No. 1 on the country charts and was recognized by ACM, CMA and CMT with multiple nominations.
“There are thousands of people who move to Nashville every year trying to do what I do and what I have gotten to do,” says Jewell. “I look back at my time on Nashville Star and I’m thankful for it. It opened so many doors for me and introduced me to my fans. That experience was, and will continue to be, a very important part of my career. I’m now moving forward musically with a confidence I wouldn’t have, if not for my experience with Nashville Star.”
Jewell’s fan base is stronger than ever. The success of that relationship has always been built on mutual respect and admiration. He remains as immensely loyal to them as they are to him. “They are amazing,” says Jewell of his fans. “They have followed me and supported me through thick and thin. They have kept me motivated, and I’m grateful to them for that.”
Having shared the stage with the likes of Trace Adkins, Brooks and Dunn and Clint Black, Jewell is a well-rounded performer, a true entertainer and an absolute crowd pleaser.
Jewell, an Arkansas native, is a true southern gentleman, both on and off the stage. He has always reached out to his community and beyond and considers his roles as spokesman for the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital the most important of his career. “I believe in giving back,” asserts Jewell. “Everyone can make a positive difference. With a little time and a little effort, we can make this world a better place. I believe that. I want my kids to believe that.”
Four of Jewell’s biggest fans are his wife of 20 years, Tené, and their three children, Buddy III, Lacey (the true inspiration behind “Help Pour Out the Rain”), and Joshua.
“I’m so incredibly lucky,” says Jewell graciously. “I have a wonderful and blessed family and a job that I love. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
For more information about Community Concerts, contact president Mike Cox at 536-4569 or vice president Chuck Doss at 886-1155.
Published in The Messenger 9.29.10