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Buddy Jewell wins Nashville Star.

Buddy Jewell wins Nashville Star. Buddy Jewell, the oldest contestant on Nashville Star, won the competition last night, walking away with a Sony Music Nashville contract. Jewell’s first single, “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song),” will be released to radio stations tomorrow morning. John Arthur Martinez placed second and Miranda Lambert came in third …

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Nashville Star concludes tonight.

Nashville Star concludes tonight. USA Network’s Nashville Star will crown a winner tonight. One of the three remaining contestants–Buddy Jewell, Miranda Lambert, and John Arthur Martinez–will win a recording contract. Voting took place after last week’s episode, which will re-air this morning at 11. The live finale starts at 10 p.m. ET, and will be …

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Nashville Star “surprised” industry; judge says Idol has “pageant singers.”

Nashville Star “surprised” industry; judge says Idol has “pageant singers.” Ryan Seacrest’s jealous little jab at Nashville Star on Tuesday’s episode of American Idol 2 apparently carried little weight with country music industry professionals. According to USA TODAY, “The show has changed an initially leery industry into a group of enthusiastic supporters.” One of those, …

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record with songs by each of Nashville Star’s 12 finalists released last week.

record with songs by each of Nashville Star’s 12 finalists released last week. Nashville Star beat American Idol 2 to the record stores, releasing an album by the show’s finalists last week. Nashville Star: The Finalists includes a track by each of the 12 finalists. A review of the album in The Tennessean says some …

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contestant: “I’m…in the hands of these editors…And that scares me to death.”

contestant: “I’m…in the hands of these editors…And that scares me to death.” USA Network’s Nashville Star starts with live shows Saturday at 9 p.m. ET as the 12 finalists sing “Nashville classics” and prepare to possibly be eliminated by viewer votes. Finalist Travis Howard tells the AP that he’s more nervous because “I’m completely in …

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