Buddy’s album debuts at 13, sold more than any debut country CD since 1996.

Buddy’s album debuts at 13, sold more than any debut country CD since 1996.
Selling more copies of his country CD “in the first week by any country debut CD since Leann Rimes’ ‘Blue’ in 1996, Nashville Star winner Buddy Jewel debuted at #13 among all records, and was #1 on the country chart, according to Zap2it.com. 51,765 copies of his self-titled CD Buddy Jewel were sold. It debuted a week ago this past Tuesday.
+ also: Buddy: “Darn near every publisher they paraded in front of me has turned me down at least once as a writer.”

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