Buddy Jewell was voted the very first winner of the USA
Network's reality-based hit TV show "Nashville Star". Buddy was the true viewer
favorite from the premiere episode, capturing 65% of the nationwide voting and
beating out 11 other contestants, most notably, MIRANDA LAMBERT, by over 2
MILLION votes on the final episode., Buddy Jewell is rarely seen without one of our straps and even wore his favorite on his "Times Like These" CD cover.