Buddy Jewell Inducted into Arkansas Walk of Fame
Country music star Buddy Jewell was inducted into the Arkansas Walk of Fame on Friday, May 26, 2023 along with five other recipients where he joined roughly 100 influential names in the fields of civil rights, wrestling, aviation, kickboxing and country music on the Walk of Fame. Jewell humbly thanked God, his wife and all of his family and supporters for the distinction.
Each inductee was selected for being born in or having lived in Arkansas for a significant length of time, making a significant contribution in their field and being nationally known. Lepanto, AR native Buddy Jewell was honored at the walk at 629 Central Ave followed by a free concert in the Bridge Street Entertainment District featuring Jewell as the headlining act.
“Buddy Jewell is a prime example for all Arkansans and others that with grit and determination you can achieve your dreams and goals at any age. Buddy has never lost his Arkansas values and continues to give back with his work for St. Jude, the USO and many other worthy causes,” stated Visit Hot Springs CEO-Steve Arrison. “Buddy Jewell makes Arkansas proud and we are very proud as well to have him in the Walk of Fame.”
“What an incredible honor it is for me to be honored by my home state and to add my name to a lot of prestigious people that are here,” said Jewell.