Not long after American Idol began to get people's attention, another singing competition decided to give Idol a run for it's money. Nashville Star aired for six seasons on NBC and and USA Network, and produced some of the biggest names in country music. We thought we'd remind you of some of these names and show you where they are today.
Buddy JewelAfter beating out Texans John Martinez and Miranda Lambert for the title of Nashville Star in 2003, Buddy has gone on to release 4 albums and continues to do small tours and please his fans with new music.
Miranda LambertAfter coming in third on the first season of Nashville Star, this Lindale native has shot to stardom. She's a Grammy, ACM, and CMA winner, she married superstar Blake Shelton, and is a household name.
Kacey MusgravesKacey placed 7th on the fifth season of Nashville Star, but has been quietly making a big name for herself. With cuts on Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride albums, recording with Josh Abbott, releasing her own album, and touring with John Mayer. She is definitely one to watch.
Whitney DuncanShe placed fifth on the fifth installment of Nashville Star, but has mdae her way to the spotlight in the last year. She had a song on the "Footloose" soundtrack, and was a cast member on the last season of Survivor.
Chris YoungAfter being crowned the winner on season four, Chris Young has broken the barrier of country music and is one of the most well known artists today. With three albums and a couple number one songs under his belt, it looks like he will be around for a while.
Matt MasonFourth place finisher Matt Mason didn't stay away from singing competitions. He went on to win CMT's Next Superstar and toured with Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson, and Lee Brice on the 2011 CMT Tour.