Country music singer who won the first season of the talent television show Nashville Star in 2003. His first album contained hits including "Sweet Southern Comfort."
He taught himself how to play guitar while working at a grocery store in his hometown and later studied at Arkansas State University. In college he majored in television and radio.
He won Male Vocalist on several episodes of the popular television talent show, Star Search.
His father and Uncle Clyde taught him how to play some songs on guitar while Jewell was growing up.
His first self-titled album was produced by singer Clint Black.