April 2, 1961
Buddy Jewell was born in Lepanto (Poinsett County). Jewell is a country musician best known for having won the top prize in the first season of the reality television show Nashville Star, which landed him a recording contract with Columbia Records. His first major-label album reached gold-record status after being released in July 2003. In 2015, Jewell was inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame.