Picks and Pans Review: Buddy Jewell

updated 07/11/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/11/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Jewell, winner of USA Network's Nashville Star in 2003, rarely rises above the routine on his latest, but he doesn't embarrass himself either. The singer possesses a warm voice and easy, avuncular style that is best on such straight-ahead country tunes as "If She Were Any Other Woman." But songs that require some subtlety and sense of humor, like "You Ain't Doin' It Right," seem beyond him.

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