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Old 06-29-2003, 06:24 AM   #1
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The winner of the first "Nashville Star" contest - country music's answer to American Idol - is a big Lightfoot fan. See the article on Buddy Jewell at http://www.tennessean.com/entertainm...nt_ID=35047737

In case the link doesn't work, here's the text (see #3 under deserted island discs):

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Buddy Jewell is the winner of the first-ever Nashville Star, the USA Network version of American Idol — only Buddy wrote and sang his own songs.

Jewell, 42, sang demo songs for other writers for 10 years in Nashville before getting the chance to cut his own album, Buddy Jewell, which comes out Tuesday.

He loves his family and his Bible and — anything chocolate.

— Brad Schmitt, Staff Writer

Five deserted-island discs

1. At San Quentin, Johnny Cash. That's a Columbia Record, as I recall. I'm just a huge Johnny Cash fan and I grew up 20 miles from where he's from. The first song I ever learned to sing in public was a Johnny Cash song called I Still Miss Someone.

2. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins. The Strawberry Roan and, I think, El Paso's on there.

3. If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon Lightfoot. It's the first album I ever bought. He had that folksy, earthy sound. I just love If You Could Read My Mind.

4. The Innocent Age, Dan Fogelberg. He wrote everything. Same Ole Lang Syne. That's my wife's favorite song.

5. Greatest Hits, James Taylor. Who doesn't love J.T.? One of the best concerts I've ever seen — my wife and I went — we saw him in Dallas. We laid on a blanket under the stars and listened to J.T., all that great stuff of his.

Three favorite Nashville restaurants

1. Corky's Bar-B-Q. You've got to understand. I have kids. I don't get out much, and it has to be kids under 12 eat free.

2. El Chico on Murfreesboro Road. They fed me for seven years while I was singing there. I might as well give them a plug.

3. Sportsman's Grill. They have the best fried pickles in town.

Five things or people you can't live without

1. My Taylor acoustic guitar. They gave me one while I was on the (Nashville Star) show. And the longer I was on the show, the cheaper it got, but when I won, it finally became free.

2. and 3. Food and water. I heard you couldn't live without food and water, so I figured those would be two and three.

4. Chocolate. I gotta have chocolate. As long as it's chocolate, it doesn't matter. If it was chocolate-covered pigs' feet, I'd eat that.

5. My Bible. I have a new international version. That's the translation. I should read it more.

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"Behind the Head Shot" THE TENNESSEAN.com 6/29/03
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Old 06-29-2003, 06:24 AM   #2
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The winner of the first "Nashville Star" contest - country music's answer to American Idol - is a big Lightfoot fan. See the article on Buddy Jewell at http://www.tennessean.com/entertainm...nt_ID=35047737

In case the link doesn't work, here's the text (see #3 under deserted island discs):

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Buddy Jewell is the winner of the first-ever Nashville Star, the USA Network version of American Idol — only Buddy wrote and sang his own songs.

Jewell, 42, sang demo songs for other writers for 10 years in Nashville before getting the chance to cut his own album, Buddy Jewell, which comes out Tuesday.

He loves his family and his Bible and — anything chocolate.

— Brad Schmitt, Staff Writer

Five deserted-island discs

1. At San Quentin, Johnny Cash. That's a Columbia Record, as I recall. I'm just a huge Johnny Cash fan and I grew up 20 miles from where he's from. The first song I ever learned to sing in public was a Johnny Cash song called I Still Miss Someone.

2. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins. The Strawberry Roan and, I think, El Paso's on there.

3. If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon Lightfoot. It's the first album I ever bought. He had that folksy, earthy sound. I just love If You Could Read My Mind.

4. The Innocent Age, Dan Fogelberg. He wrote everything. Same Ole Lang Syne. That's my wife's favorite song.

5. Greatest Hits, James Taylor. Who doesn't love J.T.? One of the best concerts I've ever seen — my wife and I went — we saw him in Dallas. We laid on a blanket under the stars and listened to J.T., all that great stuff of his.

Three favorite Nashville restaurants

1. Corky's Bar-B-Q. You've got to understand. I have kids. I don't get out much, and it has to be kids under 12 eat free.

2. El Chico on Murfreesboro Road. They fed me for seven years while I was singing there. I might as well give them a plug.

3. Sportsman's Grill. They have the best fried pickles in town.

Five things or people you can't live without

1. My Taylor acoustic guitar. They gave me one while I was on the (Nashville Star) show. And the longer I was on the show, the cheaper it got, but when I won, it finally became free.

2. and 3. Food and water. I heard you couldn't live without food and water, so I figured those would be two and three.

4. Chocolate. I gotta have chocolate. As long as it's chocolate, it doesn't matter. If it was chocolate-covered pigs' feet, I'd eat that.

5. My Bible. I have a new international version. That's the translation. I should read it more.

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"Behind the Head Shot" THE TENNESSEAN.com 6/29/03
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Old 06-29-2003, 11:02 AM   #3
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Well no wonder he won!

Thanks for the article, Annie.
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Old 06-29-2003, 06:22 PM   #4
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It's always a great thing to find outt that there's another GL fan out there! Before I found this website and saw a live concert,I thought I was the only living person who still listened to him. I hope Mr. Jewell has great success. It's been me,later!

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Old 06-29-2003, 06:34 PM   #5
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I mentioned this to my daughter Lisa and she said that must be Buddy Jewell!
she watched the show i guess - he's going to be in Toronto in July according to his website.
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
It's always a great thing to find outt that there's another GL fan out there! Before I found this website and saw a live concert,I thought I was the only living person who still listened to him. I hope Mr. Jewell has great success. It's been me,later!



Actually, I've heard my parents say that a lot of people liked Gordon Lightfoot. But it sounds kind of hard to believe because no one ever speaks about him. But I think what it is is more people than we think listen to him, they just don't brag about it probably because they don't think they know anyone else who listens to him. Or, he might just have a lot of half-fans. A GL fan to me is some one who listens to GL 90% of the time and someone else 10% or less of the time. But maybe those half-fans listen to him every now and then.

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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
It's always a great thing to find outt that there's another GL fan out there! Before I found this website and saw a live concert,I thought I was the only living person who still listened to him. I hope Mr. Jewell has great success. It's been me,later!



Actually, I've heard my parents say that a lot of people liked Gordon Lightfoot. But it sounds kind of hard to believe because no one ever speaks about him. But I think what it is is more people than we think listen to him, they just don't brag about it probably because they don't think they know anyone else who listens to him. Or, he might just have a lot of half-fans. A GL fan to me is some one who listens to GL 90% of the time and someone else 10% or less of the time. But maybe those half-fans listen to him every now and then.

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Old 07-19-2003, 11:03 AM   #8
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Part of DMD3's last message
maybe those half-fans listen to him every now and then.Methinks there could be a good song title there somewhere!!!

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Part of DMD3's last message
maybe those half-fans listen to him every now and then.Methinks there could be a good song title there somewhere!!!

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starts at http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/lightfoot

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Old 07-30-2003, 07:22 PM   #10
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In reference to the title of this thread,don't you wish all artists could have genuinely been influenced by Gordon Lightfoot? It would certainly make for better music and lyrics. At least I think so. Later!

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