Buddy Jewell (2003) The Nashville Star turns in a surprisingly solid CD, considering how little time has passed since his May crowning. His "Help Pour Out the Rain… 2003-07-01 Buddy Jewell
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Buddy Jewell (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 01, 2003; Lead Performance: Buddy Jewell

The Nashville Star turns in a surprisingly solid CD, considering how little time has passed since his May crowning. His ''Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)'' may be treacly, but the album, deftly produced by Clint Black, moves on to more muscular fare from veteran songwriters such as Merle Haggard and Fred Knobloch. Still, it's the Arkansas native's warm, commanding voice -- reminiscent of a young Waylon Jennings -- that propelled this debut to No. 1.

Originally posted Aug 01, 2003 Published in issue #721 Aug 01, 2003 Order article reprints