Jewel (singer)
Overview
Jewel Kilcher professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

, guitarist
Guitarist
A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...

, producer, actress and poet. She has received four Grammy Award
Grammy Award
A Grammy Award — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry...

 nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.

Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You
Pieces of You
Pieces of You is the debut album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1995 for Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly 2 years after its release...

, released on February 28, 1995, became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 15 times platinum. One single from the album, "Who Will Save Your Soul
Who Will Save Your Soul
"Who Will Save Your Soul" is a folk pop song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.-About the record:Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview....

", peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...

; two others, "You Were Meant for Me
You Were Meant for Me (Jewel song)
"You Were Meant for Me" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album, Pieces of You. It relates the singer's incomprehension of a failed relationship, and her inadequate attempts at moving on with her life. It was the second single from that album...

" and "Foolish Games
Foolish Games
"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

", reached number two and seven respectively on the Hot 100, and were listed on Billboard
Billboard (magazine)
Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis...

s 1997 year-end singles chart.
Quotations

I think each person knows what's good for them. I don't think you need to be drastic. But it's finding where's passion in your life. We can't live without dreams.

The Late Late Show (24 January 1997)

Cynicism isn't smarter, it's only safer. There's nothing fluffy about optimism. ... People have the idea that optimism is fluffy, like you're going to have all these people like walking around in hippy clothing and utopia. No it's very practical. It's just a matter of people being more fulfilled and more whole as human beings.

The Late Late Show (24 January 1997)

I'd sit on logs like pulpits listen to the sermon of sparrows and find god in Simplicity, there amongst the dandelion and thorn

"As a Child I Walked"

the greatest Grace we can aspire to is the strength to see the wounded walk with the forgotten and pull ourselves from the screaming blood of our losses to fight on undaunted all the more

"I Say to You Idols"

Encyclopedia
Jewel Kilcher professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

, guitarist
Guitarist
A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...

, producer, actress and poet. She has received four Grammy Award
Grammy Award
A Grammy Award — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry...

 nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.

Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You
Pieces of You
Pieces of You is the debut album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1995 for Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly 2 years after its release...

, released on February 28, 1995, became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 15 times platinum. One single from the album, "Who Will Save Your Soul
Who Will Save Your Soul
"Who Will Save Your Soul" is a folk pop song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.-About the record:Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview....

", peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...

; two others, "You Were Meant for Me
You Were Meant for Me (Jewel song)
"You Were Meant for Me" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album, Pieces of You. It relates the singer's incomprehension of a failed relationship, and her inadequate attempts at moving on with her life. It was the second single from that album...

" and "Foolish Games
Foolish Games
"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

", reached number two and seven respectively on the Hot 100, and were listed on Billboard
Billboard (magazine)
Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry, and is one of the oldest trade magazines in the world. It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis...

s 1997 year-end singles chart. She has crossed multiple genres throughout her career. Perfectly Clear
Perfectly Clear
Perfectly Clear is the sixth album recorded by American singer Jewel. Her first album of country music, it was released on Valory Records on June 3, 2008 . The album is composed of a mixture of new and old fan-favorite songs, although only one of the songs had previously appeared on one of her...

, her first country
Country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

 album, was released on The Valory Music Co. in 2008. It debuted atop Billboards Top Country Albums chart and featured three singles, "Stronger Woman
Stronger Woman
"Stronger Woman" is the title of a song written by Marv Green and co-written and recorded by American recording artist Jewel. Her first release to country radio, it is also the first single from her album Perfectly Clear, which was produced by John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich and released on...

", "I Do
I Do (Jewel song)
"I Do" is a song written and recorded by American country artist Jewel. It was released in June 2008 as the second single to her sixth studio album, Perfectly Clear...

", and "Til It Feels Like Cheating". Jewel released her first independent album Lullaby
Lullaby (Jewel album)
Lullaby is the seventh studio album by American country/pop singer-songwriter Jewel, released in the United States on May 5, 2009 by Somerset Entertainment, through Fisher-Price Records. It is her first-ever independent release...

 in May 2009.

Jewel is the co-host, as well as a judge, with Kara DioGuardi
Kara DioGuardi
Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; her songs have appeared on more than 159...

 on the songwriting competition reality television
Reality television
Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded...

 series Platinum Hit
Platinum Hit
Platinum Hit is a reality competition series on Bravo launched in 2011 in which 12 singer-songwriters compete through innovative songwriting challenges that will test their creativity, patience and drive. The series was created and produced by Evan Bogart...

, which premiered May 30, 2011 on the cable network Bravo. Jewel has the vocal range of a lyric soprano.

Early years

Jewel was born in Payson
Payson, Utah
Payson is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo–Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 12,716 at the 2000 census. The current mayor is Rick Moore, who in the 2009 election was the first write-in candidate ever to defeat an incumbent mayor in...

, Utah
Utah
Utah is a state in the Western United States. It was the 45th state to join the Union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 80% of Utah's 2,763,885 people live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. This leaves vast expanses of the state nearly uninhabited, making the population the...

. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Homer
Homer, Alaska
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population was 5,364. One of Homer's nicknames is "the cosmic hamlet by the sea"; another is "the end of the road"...

, Alaska
Alaska
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait...

, where her grandfather Yule Kilcher, a delegate to the Alaska State Constitutional Convention and a state senator, had settled after immigrating from Switzerland. Yule also made the first recorded crossing of the Harding Icefield
Harding Icefield
The Harding Icefield is an expansive icefield located in the Kenai Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It is also partially located in Kenai Fjords National Park. It is named for United States President Warren G...

. Jewel is the cousin of actress Q'orianka Kilcher
Q'Orianka Kilcher
Q'orianka Waira Qoiana Kilcher is a U.S. actress, singer and activist. She is best known for her role as Pocahontas in the 2005 film The New World, directed by Terrence Malick. Her second memorable film role is Princess Kaiulani in Princess Kaiulani.-Early life:Kilcher was born in Schweigmatt,...

. She spent most of her young life in Homer, living with her father, Atz Kilcher. The home she grew up in did not have indoor plumbing; it had a simple outhouse
Outhouse
An outhouse is a small structure separate from a main building which often contained a simple toilet and may possibly also be used for housing animals and storage.- Terminology :...

 instead. Jewel and her father sometimes earned a living by singing in bar
Bar (establishment)
A bar is a business establishment that serves alcoholic drinks — beer, wine, liquor, and cocktails — for consumption on the premises.Bars provide stools or chairs that are placed at tables or counters for their patrons. Some bars have entertainment on a stage, such as a live band, comedians, go-go...

s and taverns. It was from these experiences she learned to yodel
Yodeling
Yodeling is a form of singing that involves singing an extended note which rapidly and repeatedly changes in pitch from the vocal or chest register to the falsetto/head register; making a high-low-high-low sound.The English word yodel is derived from a German word jodeln meaning "to...

, as demonstrated in many of her songs. Her father was a Latter-day Saint, but they stopped attending the church shortly before she turned eight.

Jewel learned to play the guitar
Guitar
The guitar is a plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with...

 while at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan
Interlochen, Michigan
Interlochen is a town in Northwest Lower Michigan. The town is noted for the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts.-History:...

, where she majored in operatic voice. She started writing songs at the age of 16. While at school, she would sometimes play at Ray's Coffee House in Traverse City, Michigan.

For a time, she was poverty-stricken
Poverty
Poverty is the lack of a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter. About 1.7 billion people are estimated to live...

 and lived in her van
Van
A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people.In British English usage, it can be either specially designed or based on a saloon or sedan car, the latter type often including derivatives with open backs...

 while traveling around the country doing street performance
Busking
Street performance or busking is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles...

s and small gigs. She gained some recognition by singing at the Innerchange Coffeehouse and Java Joe's in San Diego, California
San Diego, California
San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round...

. Her friend Steve Poltz
Steve Poltz
Steve Poltz is a Canadian-born American singer-songwriter and guitarist based in San Diego, California. He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for co-writing the #2 Jewel song "You Were Meant for Me"...

's band, The Rugburns
The Rugburns
The Rugburns was an American musical group originally formed by Steve Poltz, "Dr." Robert Driscoll, and Gerald "Child" McMullin.-History:Starting as classmates at the University of San Diego, the group formed in the mid-1980s and began playing in the San Diego, CA area...

, played the same venues. Jewel later collaborated with Poltz on some of her songs, including "You Were Meant for Me
You Were Meant for Me (Jewel song)
"You Were Meant for Me" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album, Pieces of You. It relates the singer's incomprehension of a failed relationship, and her inadequate attempts at moving on with her life. It was the second single from that album...

" (he also appeared in the second, better-known video for this song). The Rugburns opened for Jewel on her Tiny Lights tour in 1997, and Poltz appeared in Jewel's band on the Spirit World Tour 1999 playing guitar.

Early

In 1993, Michael Balzary
Flea (musician)
Michael Peter Balzary , better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-American musician and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist, co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers...

 (better known as Flea
Flea (musician)
Michael Peter Balzary , better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-American musician and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist, co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers...

 of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk, hip hop and psychedelic rock...

) met Jewel after he saw her perform at a cafe. They went back to her van and spent the rest of the night in each other's company, and she gave a few songs to him. He described her voice as being "beautiful" and "breathtaking". She described him as "loving and tender".

Jewel was discovered by Inga Vainshtein in August 1993, when John Hogan, the lead singer from a local San Diego (California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

) band, Rust, called to tell her about a girl surfer who sang at a local coffee shop on Thursdays. Vainshtein drove to Innerchange coffee shop with a rep from Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records is an American record label best known for its many recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and jazz...

, and after the show they called Danny Goldberg, the head of Atlantic Record's west coast operations. At the time, Jewel did not even have a demo. Goldberg offered to pay for Jewel to record some of her songs. Vainshtein, a former film studio executive, became Jewel's manager and was instrumental in creating a major bidding war, which led to Jewel's deal with Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records is an American record label best known for its many recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and jazz...

 and her subsequent appearance on the cover of Time Magazine, the first ever by an Atlantic artist. Her first studio recording session was with Bruce Robb
Bruce Robb (producer)
Bruce Robb is an American musician, record producer, engineer, and music supervisor. He is most recognized for his active role in the formative years of the music industry: first as a member of “The Robbs” during the music revolution of the 1960s, then as a founder of Cherokee Studios in the...

, who produced, engineered, and mixed her demos.

She cut her debut album, Pieces of You
Pieces of You
Pieces of You is the debut album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1995 for Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly 2 years after its release...

, in 1995 when she was 21. It was recorded in a studio on Neil Young
Neil Young
Neil Percival Young, OC, OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation...

's ranch, and was backed by his band, The Stray Gators
The Stray Gators
The Stray Gators were the musicians Jack Nitzsche , Ben Keith , Tim Drummond and Kenny Buttrey that supported Neil Young in 1972 on his hit album Harvest, for which Nitzsche also produced two songs...

. The album was produced by Ben Keith
Ben Keith
Bennett Keith Schaeufele , better known by his stage name Ben Keith, was an American musician and record producer...

, who played steel guitar in Neil's band. Part of the album was cut live at the Innerchange Coffeehouse in San Diego. The album stayed on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists...

 for two years, reaching number four at its peak. The album spawned the popular hits "You Were Meant for Me
You Were Meant for Me (Jewel song)
"You Were Meant for Me" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album, Pieces of You. It relates the singer's incomprehension of a failed relationship, and her inadequate attempts at moving on with her life. It was the second single from that album...

", "Who Will Save Your Soul
Who Will Save Your Soul
"Who Will Save Your Soul" is a folk pop song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.-About the record:Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview....

" and "Foolish Games
Foolish Games
"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

". The album eventually sold more than 12 million copies in the United States alone.

Peak

Jewel was chosen to sing the American national anthem
The Star-Spangled Banner
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry", a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships...

 at the opening of the Super Bowl XXXII
Super Bowl XXXII
Super Bowl XXXII was an American football game played on January 25, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California to decide the National Football League champion following the 1997 regular season...

 in January 1998 in San Diego. She was introduced as "San Diego's own Jewel!" However, she was criticized for lip-syncing the anthem to a digitally recorded track of her own voice. This was especially noticeable due to her missing her cue and not mouthing the first words. Super Bowl producers have since admitted that they attempt to have all performers pre-record their vocals. She performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" again in the 2003 NBA Finals
2003 NBA Finals
The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002–03 NBA season. The San Antonio Spurs of the Western Conference took on the New Jersey Nets of the Eastern Conference for the title, with the Spurs holding home court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven format. The Spurs...

 in one of the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association...

' home games.

Jewel parted ways with her original manager, Inga Vainshtein, in February 1998. At the time, she was in talks with Daniel Lanois about producing what would have become her second album. However, upon letting Vainshtein go, and handing her career management to her mother, she abruptly changed creative direction, and instead of Lanois, ended up going with Patrick Leonard, who created a much more pop album. Spirit
Spirit (Jewel album)
Spirit is the second album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1998 by Atlantic. Singles include "Hands", "Down So Long," and a newly recorded version of "Jupiter," followed by a remix of "What's Simple Is True" to promote Jewel's debut film Ride with the Devil...

 was released in November 1998. The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 4 million copies in the United States. The song "Hands
Hands (Jewel Song)
"Hands" is the first single released from Jewel's second album, Spirit .A commercial single was never issued in the United States, and the singles that were issued internationally received the album version. The radio edit can be found only on promos for the single...

" hit #6 on the Hot 100. Other singles followed, a new version of "Jupiter (Swallow the Moon)", "What's Simple Is True", the theme song to her upcoming movie, and the charity single "Life Uncommon".

A year later, in November 1999, Jewel released Joy: A Holiday Collection
Joy: A Holiday Collection
Joy: A Holiday Collection is a Christmas album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1999 . The radio-only single "Joy to the World" was released in November the same year...

. The album sold over a million copies and peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200. She released a cover of "Joy to the World
Joy to the World
"Joy to the World" is a Christian Christmas carol.The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and...

" from the album as a single.

In November 2001, the album This Way was released. The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S.. A song from the album, "Standing Still
Standing Still
"Standing Still" is a song by female American artist Jewel. Recorded in 2001, this song is featured on the album This Way. The single charted best in New Zealand, where it reached number seven. It also charted in the United States at number 25....

", hit the Top 30. Other singles released were "Break Me", "This Way" and "Serve the Ego", the latter giving Jewel her first number-one club hit.

0304

In 2003, Jewel released the album 0304. She wrote in the liner notes, "I wanted to make a record that was a modern interpretation of big band music. A record that was lyric driven, like Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre...

, that also had a lot of swing. And a lot of it is thanks to Lester, because when I told him I wanted to make a record that combined dance
Electronic dance music
Electronic dance music is electronic music produced primarily for the purposes of use within a nightclub setting, or in an environment that is centered upon dance-based entertainment...

, urban
Urban contemporary
Urban contemporary is a music radio format. The term was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. Urban contemporary radio stations feature a playlist made up entirely of hip hop/rap, contemporary R&B, pop, electronica such as dubstep and drum and bass and Caribbean music...

, and folk music, he didn't look at me like I was crazy." Following the limited success of "Serve the Ego", Jewel moved to a more pop-oriented sound with the release of the single "Intuition". The song, which strays from her usual folk style with simple guitar instrumentation, starts off with a French accordion and experiments with dance-pop
Dance-pop
Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that originated in the early 1980s. Developing from post-disco, it is generally up-tempo music intended for clubs with the intention of being danceable or merely dancey...

 beats using synthesizers. The song was successful, reaching #5 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart and #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite the different sound, the song is lyrically similar to her previous work. It has a number of references to culture, including celebrities such as pop star Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, and fashion designer. Lopez began her career as a dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color. Subsequently venturing into acting, she gained recognition in the 1995 action-thriller...

, model Kate Moss
Kate Moss
Kate Moss is an English model. Moss is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on...

, magazines, film culture, and commercialism.

Goodbye Alice in Wonderland

On May 2, 2006, Jewel released her sixth album, Goodbye Alice In Wonderland
Goodbye Alice in Wonderland
Goodbye Alice in Wonderland is the fifth album by singer-songwriter Jewel, released in 2006 by Atlantic Records Group. The album marks a return to her musical roots after 0304, and trying to write an autobiographical album like she did with Pieces of You. The album was written in the form of a...

. The album received mixed reviews, but still managed to debut at #8 on the Billboard Albums Chart and sold 82,000 copies in its first week. The lead single "Again and Again" had success on Adult Top 40 Radio, peaking at #16. The second single, "Good Day", was released to radio in late June and peaked at #30 on the Adult Pop Songs charts. A video for "Stephenville, TX", her next single, was seen on Yahoo! Launch. After a photo shoot at her Texas ranch, Jewel spontaneously decided to have photographer Kurt Markus
Kurt Markus
Kurt Markus, self-taught American photographer, was born in rural Montana. Markus is a nationally and internationally published photographer of "unique vision." He has won major awards for his editorial, advertising, and personal work...

 shoot the music video for the song "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland". According to a single review appearing in the Market Wire business journal, widely duplicated in publicity material by her PR team,"The homegrown clip beautifully reflects both the song's organic, intimate sound and its powerfully autobiographical story."

, the album had barely sold over 270,000 copies, making it the first Jewel album not to quickly achieve Gold certification. CMT music critic Timothy Duggan praised the album: "This album showcases Jewel's unique talent as a lyricist, alongside a definite growth in her musicianship. It is what Pieces of You
Pieces of You
Pieces of You is the debut album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1995 for Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly 2 years after its release...

 might have been had Jewel had the musical knowledge then that she has now. A very satisfying work, all in all." Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone is a US-based magazine devoted to music, liberal politics, and popular culture that is published every two weeks. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph J...

 however, called the album "overdone and undercooked" with a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Up to now, the album has only sold over 377,000 copies.

Jewel released a video for the new song "Quest for Love" as the lead single from the movie Arthur and the Invisibles
Arthur and the Invisibles
Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American part-animated, part-live action feature film adaptation of the 2002 children's book Arthur et les minimoys / Arthur and the Minimoys, and the 2003 sequel Arthur et la cité interdite /...

. The song is only available on the soundtrack for the film, which was released January 2007.

Perfectly Clear

In early February 2007, Jewel recorded a duet with Jason Michael Carroll
Jason Michael Carroll
Jason Michael Carroll is an American country music artist. After being discovered at a local talent competition in 2004, Carroll was signed to the Arista Nashville label in 2006, releasing his debut album Waitin' in the Country that year...

, "No Good in Goodbye", that was featured on Carroll's debut CD, Waitin' in the Country
Waitin' in the Country
-Album:-Singles:...

. She also made a promotional appearance on the T
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often referred to as the MBTA or simply The T, is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area. Officially a "body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision" of the...

 in Boston
Boston
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

 for the Verizon Yellow Pages, playing songs on a moving subway car and then doing an hour-long acoustic concert in South Station
South Station
South Station, New England's second-largest transportation center , located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street in Dewey Square, Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest train station and intercity bus terminal in Greater Boston, a prominent train station in the northeastern...

.

In an interview with the Boston Globe, Jewel stated that she is no longer affiliated with a record label, confirming rumors that Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records is an American record label best known for its many recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and jazz...

 failed to renew her contract after the lackluster sales of her then-latest album. She also hinted that she would like to do a country album next. She is working with John Rich
John Rich (musician)
John Rich is an American country music singer-songwriter. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the country music band Lonestar, in which he played bass guitar and alternated with Richie McDonald as lead vocalist...

 of Big & Rich
Big & Rich
Big & Rich is an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich. Both members alternate as lead vocalists and play rhythm guitar...

 fame. He says that she is "probably one of the greatest American singer-songwriters we have had." He also said that "every label in Nashville" was talking to her at the time.

In November 2007, Jewel was signed to Valory Records, a newly formed division of the independent Big Machine Records
Big Machine Records
Big Machine Records is an Independent American record label specializing in country music artists. It was launched in 2005 by former DreamWorks Records executive Scott Borchetta. The label was part of a joint venture between Borchetta and country singer Toby Keith, although Keith dropped his...

 label. Her first country album, Perfectly Clear
Perfectly Clear
Perfectly Clear is the sixth album recorded by American singer Jewel. Her first album of country music, it was released on Valory Records on June 3, 2008 . The album is composed of a mixture of new and old fan-favorite songs, although only one of the songs had previously appeared on one of her...

, was released on June 3, 2008, selling 48,000 units in its first week. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart and #8 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. In its second week on the charts, the album dropped to #25 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the Country Albums chart, with estimated second week sales of 75,000 units.

Its lead single, "Stronger Woman
Stronger Woman
"Stronger Woman" is the title of a song written by Marv Green and co-written and recorded by American recording artist Jewel. Her first release to country radio, it is also the first single from her album Perfectly Clear, which was produced by John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich and released on...

", was released to country radio on January 17, 2008, and entered the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs
Hot Country Songs
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.This 60-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales...

 charts. On the April 26, 2008 country charts it peaked at #13. The next single, "I Do", released to radio on June 23, 2008. The video for the single featured her cowboy husband, Ty Murray
Ty Murray
Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

. This song peaked at #28. Following it was "Till It Feels Like Cheating" which peaked at #57.

Perfectly Clear was released in Australia in late May 2009. It was then released across Europe by Humphead Records in June 2009.

Lullaby

In early 2009, it was announced that Jewel would release a new studio album titled Lullaby
Lullaby (Jewel album)
Lullaby is the seventh studio album by American country/pop singer-songwriter Jewel, released in the United States on May 5, 2009 by Somerset Entertainment, through Fisher-Price Records. It is her first-ever independent release...

, a collection of lullabies, which she described as "not just for children, but also adults". Its lead single, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", was released on iTunes on March 17, 2009. The album was released on May 5, 2009. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was #1 on The Top Children's Songs the week of release.

She also recorded a duet, "Make It Last", with R&B singer Tyrese
Tyrese
Tyrese Darnell Gibson , also known simply as Tyrese, is an American R&B singer, rapper, actor, author, former fashion model and MTV VJ. After releasing several albums, he transitioned into films, with lead roles in several Hollywood releases.-Early life:Gibson was born in Los Angeles, California,...

 in conjunction with the release of his comic book, Mayhem!
Mayhem! (comics)
Tyrese Gibson's Mayhem! is an American comic book produced by XiT ComiX and Arch-Enemy Entertainment, and published by Image Comics as a three-issue mini-series debuting on August 5th, 2009...

. It was intended to be used for the soundtrack to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 American science fiction-action film directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the sequel to the 2007 film Transformers and the second installment in the live-action Transformers series...

 but did not appear on the final tracklisting.

Sweet and Wild

In January 2010, Jewel released "Stay Here Forever
Stay Here Forever
"Stay Here Forever" is the title of a song written by Jewel, Dallas Davidson, and Bobby Pinson and recorded by American recording artist Jewel. It was released to country radio in January 2010 and as a music download on February 9, 2010, and serves as the lead song for the movie Valentine's Day, as...

", from the soundtrack to the film Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496...

. It also served as the lead-off single to Jewel's ninth studio album Sweet and Wild
Sweet and Wild
Sweet and Wild is the ninth studio album by American country artist Jewel. It was released on June 8, 2010 via Valory Music Group as her second country album with the label. The song "Stay Here Forever" was released as a single from the soundtrack of Valentine's Day and as the lead-off single to...

 released on June 8, 2010. The single debuted at #48 on the Hot Country Songs chart and reached #34 in May 2010. "Satisfied
Satisfied (Jewel song)
"Satisfied" is a song performed by American recording artist Jewel, taken from her second country album, Sweet and Wild. It was released in May 2010, as the second single from the album, which was released on June 8, 2010 via Valory Music Group...

" was released as the album's second single on May 17, 2010, reaching its highest peak of #57. On October 10, 2010 Jewel released the third single from Sweet and Wild, "Ten". It made its debut on the Hot Country Songs Chart at #55 on the week of October 15, 2010 and peaked at #51 two weeks later.

The Merry Goes 'Round

Jewel's second children's album, The Merry Goes 'Round was released in August 2011. It is the second album released by Jewel under the Fisher Price label.

Film and theater

Jewel starred in the 1999 Ang Lee
Ang Lee
Ang Lee is a Taiwanese film director. Lee has directed a diverse set of films such as Eat Drink Man Woman , Sense and Sensibility , Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , Hulk , and Brokeback Mountain , for which he won an Academy...

 film Ride with the Devil.
Jewel also starred as Dorothy in the 1995 "Dreams Come True" production of The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True was a 1995 musical performance based on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz . The book and score of the film were performed on stage at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund...

. She had a cameo as herself in Walk Hard
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 music comedy film written and produced by Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan, directed by Kasdan and starring John C. Reilly...

.

Television

Date Title Role Note
1995 VH1
VH1
VH1 or Vh1 is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly...

's VH1 Duets
Herself
In an episode led by Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals...

, Jewel and Melissa sang together on the songs "Baby You Can Sleep While I Drive", and "Foolish Games
Foolish Games
"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

". She also sang with Melissa Etheridge, Paula Cole
Paula Cole
Paula Cole is an American singer/songwriter. Her single "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997, and the following year she won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.-Early life:...

, Joan Osborne
Joan Osborne
Joan Elizabeth Osborne is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for her song "One of Us". She has toured with Motown sidemen the Funk Brothers and was featured in the documentary film about them, Standing in the Shadows of Motown.-Biography:Originally from Anchorage, Kentucky, a suburb...

, and Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie Ballantine Hawkins is an American singer, songwriter, musician and painter. Her biggest hits are "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover", "Right Beside You", and "As I Lay Me Down".- Career :...

 in a performance of Joan Armatrading's "Love and Affection."
1996 MTV
MTV
MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

's "MTV 120 Minutes"
Performed Acoustic version of "Absence of Fear"
1998 Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is a live American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show developed by Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title of NBC's Saturday Night.The show's sketches often parody contemporary American culture...

Host with Joan Allen
Joan Allen
Joan Allen is an American actress. She worked in theatre, television and film during her early career, and achieved recognition for her Broadway debut in Burn This, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 1989.She has received three Academy Award nominations;...

2002 VH1
VH1
VH1 or Vh1 is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly...

's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Performer, sang duet of Here Comes the Sun
Here Comes the Sun
"Here Comes the Sun" is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road. It is regarded as one of the most popular Beatles songs. The song was written while Harrison was away from all of these troubles...

 with Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas (musician)
Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist...

. Read introduction to Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee
Brenda Mae Tarpley , known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, a number surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Connie Francis...

, one of the inductees.
2003 VH1
VH1
VH1 or Vh1 is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly...

's 2003 Diva Duets
Performer, sang duet of Proud Mary with Beyoncé.
The Lyon's Den
The Lyon's Den
The Lyon's Den is a 2003 television series set in Washington, D.C. The legal drama starred Rob Lowe as a lawyer called Jack Turner, newly appointed as partner of a long-established law firm that, as the plot revealed, harbored some dark secrets...

Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe is an American actor. Lowe came to prominence after appearing in films such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., St. Elmo's Fire, and Wayne's World. On television, Lowe is known for his role as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and his role as Senator Robert...

's ex
2006 The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin...

Herself
Performed at a fund raiser hosted by characters Nick and Sharon Newman to mark the first anniversary of their teenage daughter's death in a drunk-driving accident.
CMT
CMT
- Medicine :* California mastitis test* Certified Massage Therapist* Cervical motion tenderness, a sign of pelvic inflammatory disease* Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease* Chemically modified tetracyclines* Circus Movement Tachycardia...

 Country Music Awards
Presenter
Presented with Ty Murray
Ty Murray
Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on the WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from August 26, 1996 to May 13, 2007...

Herself
Neighbor to characters Kevin Kinkirk and Lucy Camden, sang her song "Good Day".
Las Vegas
Las Vegas (TV series)
Las Vegas was an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the ficticional Montecito Resort & Casino dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from valet parking and...

Sang three songs from Goodbye Alice in Wonderland.
Men In Trees
Men in Trees
Men in Trees is an American romantic television dramedy series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned Marin Frist's misadventures in relationships...

Sang the song Good Day with a character of Men in Trees.
2007 American Idol
American Idol
American Idol, titled American Idol: The Search for a Superstar for the first season, is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment...

Herself, Guest-Judge
American Idol, Season 6
American Idol (Season 6)
The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company as a two-night, four-hour premiere special on January 16 and January 17, and ran until May 23, 2007. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson returned to judge once again, and Ryan Seacrest returned as host...

 Guest-Judge for the season six premiere / auditions in Minneapolis.
Nashville Star
Nashville Star
Nashville Star is an American reality television program. It was transmitted during mid-2008 on NBC, following five seasons on USA Network. It premiered on March 8, 2003, and its five seasons on USA made it the longest-running competition series on cable television. In Canada, the show aired on CMT...

Host
Co-host with Cowboy Troy
Cowboy Troy
Troy Lee Coleman III is an American musician, better known by his stage name Cowboy Troy, who performs country rap. He is a member of the MuzikMafia, an aggregation of country music singer-songwriters whose membership also includes Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and James Otto...

.
Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race
Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race
Fast Cars & Superstars: Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race was an ABC reality television series featuring twelve celebrities in a stock car auto racing competition...

Herself
ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

 reality television
Reality television
Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded...

 series featuring a dozen celebrities (including Ty Murray
Ty Murray
Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

) in a stock car racing competition. In the first round of competition, Jewel matched up against former NBA player John Salley
John Salley
John Thomas "Spider" Salley is a retired American professional basketball player, actor and talk show host. He was the first player in NBA history to play on three different championship-winning franchises....

 and World Wrestling Entertainment
World Wrestling Entertainment
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing, and direct product sales...

 (WWE) wrestler John Cena
John Cena
John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television personality. He is currently signed to WWE as a member of its WWE Raw brand....

.
Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge American celebrity
Celebrity
A celebrity, also referred to as a celeb in popular culture, is a person who has a prominent profile and commands a great degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media...

 reality television
Reality television
Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded...

 show on CMT
Country Music Television
Country Music Television, or CMT, is an American country music-oriented cable television network. Programming includes music videos, taped concerts, movies, biographies of country music stars, game shows, and reality programs...

 in which nine celebrities from across the board spend 10 days learning how to ride bulls
Bull riding
Bull riding refers to rodeo sports that involve a rider getting on a large bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal attempts to buck off the rider....

 with retired rodeo
Rodeo
Rodeo is a competitive sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. It was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in what today is the western United States,...

 star Ty Murray
Ty Murray
Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

 for the PBR Jack Daniels Invitational in Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home...

.
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Season 8
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 8)
The eighth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 27, 2007 and ended May 15, 2008. Only 11 episodes had been completed and aired before the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. Only six more episodes were made after the strike, for a total of only 17 episodes, which...

Herself
Episode Bull - Sang the U.S. National Anthem in a rodeo
Rodeo
Rodeo is a competitive sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. It was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in what today is the western United States,...

Nashville Star, Season 6
Nashville Star (season 6)
Season 6 of Nashville Star, the annual reality show and singing competition, premiered on NBC on June 9, 2008 at 9PM Eastern/Pacific. The show moved to NBC from USA Network, which had inaugurated the show and broadcast it for five seasons. For the first time, auditions were open also for duets and...

Judge
The show has moved to NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 this season. Jewel is a judge, along with John Rich
John Rich (musician)
John Rich is an American country music singer-songwriter. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the country music band Lonestar, in which he played bass guitar and alternated with Richie McDonald as lead vocalist...

 and Jeffrey Steele
Jeffrey Steele
Jeffrey LeVasseur is an American country music singer and songwriter, more commonly known by the name Jeffrey Steele...

, and hosted by Country music
Country music
Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

 singer, Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus
William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, who helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon...

.
2010 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is a reality television series providing home renovations for less fortunate families and community schools etc...

Herself
WWE Monday Night RAW
WWE RAW
WWE Raw ) is a sports entertainment television program for WWE that currently airs on the USA Network in the United States...

Herself
Guest host on the February 22nd edition along with her husband Ty Murray
Ty Murray
Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

.
Funny or Die
Funny or Die
Funny or Die is a comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions with original and user-generated content. Funny or Die contains exclusive material from a number of famous contributors and also has its own Funny or Die Team, which creates...

Karen, Herself
Sang in a karaoke bar as Karen, a frumpy office worker, before revealing her true identity.
America's Got Talent The Finale: Results
America's Got Talent (season 5)
The fifth season of America's Got Talent, an American television reality show talent competition, premiered in the United States on the NBC network and on Canada's Global on June 1, 2010...

Herself
Performed a duet with America's Got Talent's contestant finalist: Michael Grimm
Michael Grimm (singer)
Michael Joseph Grimm is an American singer/songwriter and winner of the fifth season of America's Got Talent.-Personal life:...

.
2011 Platinum Hit
Platinum Hit
Platinum Hit is a reality competition series on Bravo launched in 2011 in which 12 singer-songwriters compete through innovative songwriting challenges that will test their creativity, patience and drive. The series was created and produced by Evan Bogart...

Host/Judge

Minor

  • Lifetime TV network
    Lifetime Television
    Lifetime Television, often referred to as Lifetime TV, or most commonly, Lifetime, is an American cable television specialty channel devoted to movies, sitcoms and dramas, all of which are either geared toward women or feature women in lead roles. The cable network is owned by A&E Television Networks...

     released a commercial starring Jewel to help promote breast cancer awareness.
  • In 2006, Jewel appeared with Ty Murray in a Miller Lite
    Miller Lite
    Miller Lite is a 4.2% abv pale lager brand sold by MillerCoors of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Sibling beers include Miller Genuine Draft and Miller High Life.-History:...

     Men of the Square Table
    Man Laws
    Man Laws are a series of beer commercials for Miller Lite, inspired by the supposed unwritten codes by which men live. In the commercials, the panel discusses a given issue until it decides upon a "Man Law". The "Men of the Square Table" are a parody of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table...

     commercial.
  • Jewel appears as herself, during her indie years, performing in a musical festival called "The Greatful Sound", in episode 23 of the anime series BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
    BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
    BECK is a manga by Harold Sakuishi published by Kodansha in Monthly Shōnen Magazine. It was adapted as an anime television series with the title BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad...

    .
  • Jewel was a featured singer in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra is an American progressive metal band founded in 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team. Since then, TSO sold nearly 8...

     television special and 2001 DVD The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, performing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems, having been written by Charles Wesley. This is not the version widely known today. A sombre man, Wesley had requested and received slow and solemn music for his lyrics, not the...

    ".
  • Jewel appeared on The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour where she performed a duet of "Who Will Save Your Soul
    Who Will Save Your Soul
    "Who Will Save Your Soul" is a folk pop song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.-About the record:Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview....

    " with Jessica Simpson
    Jessica Simpson
    Jessica Ann Simpson is an American recording artist, actress, television personality, and fashion designer whose rise to fame began in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies, and commercials, launched a line of hair and...

    .
  • Jewel was featured on the MTV
    MTV
    MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

     show Punk'd
    Punk'd
    Punk'd is an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher. It bore a resemblance to both the classic hidden camera show Candid Camera and to TV's Bloopers...

     in 2007.
  • Jewel was a celebrity judge on Iron Chef America
    Iron Chef America
    Iron Chef America: The Series is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA. The show is produced by Food Network, which also carried a dubbed version of the original Iron Chef. Like the...

     in 2007.
  • In 2010, Jewel appeared on the Food Network
    Food Network
    Food Network is a television specialty channel that airs both one-time and recurring programs about food and cooking. Scripps Networks Interactive owns 70 percent of the network, with Tribune Company controlling the remaining 30 percent....

     show Ace of Cakes
    Ace of Cakes
    Ace of Cakes is an American reality television show which airs on the Food Network. The show focuses on the daily operations of Duff Goldman's custom cake shop, Charm City Cakes, in Baltimore, Maryland; including small-business ownership, working with various vendors, tasting with customers,...

     as she kicked off her tour in Baltimore
    Baltimore
    Baltimore is the largest independent city in the United States and the largest city and cultural center of the US state of Maryland. The city is located in central Maryland along the tidal portion of the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore is sometimes referred to as Baltimore...

    , Maryland
    Maryland
    Maryland is a U.S. state located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east...

    , United States
    United States
    The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

    .
  • In 2010, Jewel appeared in a Funny or Die
    Funny or Die
    Funny or Die is a comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions with original and user-generated content. Funny or Die contains exclusive material from a number of famous contributors and also has its own Funny or Die Team, which creates...

     Exclusive internet video. Jewel, disguised as mild mannered businesswoman, "Karen," visited a local karaoke bar and performed some of her classic songs. She sang "You Were Meant for Me
    You Were Meant for Me (Jewel song)
    "You Were Meant for Me" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album, Pieces of You. It relates the singer's incomprehension of a failed relationship, and her inadequate attempts at moving on with her life. It was the second single from that album...

    " and "Foolish Games
    Foolish Games
    "Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

    ".
  • On July 3, 2010, Jewel gave an interview on NPR's Weekend Edition
    Weekend Edition
    Weekend Edition is the name given to a set of American radio news magazines produced and distributed by National Public Radio . It is the weekend counterpart to Morning Edition. It consists of Weekend Edition Saturday and Weekend Edition Sunday , each of which airs for two hours, from 8 a.m. to 10...

    .

Dancing With the Stars

On February 8, 2009, it was announced that she would appear on the eighth season of Dancing With the Stars alongside new pro Dmitry Chaplin
Dmitry Chaplin
Dmitry Chaplin is an Russian dancer and an Emmy Nominated choreographer, best known for being a Top 10 finalist on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance . He was famous for constantly performing shirtless, with one solo routine having him rip off his shirt.-Biography:Chaplin was born in...

, which she did primarily as a bet against husband Ty Murray
Ty Murray
Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

. However, five days before the season premiere, she suffered stress fractures in the tibia
Tibia
The tibia , shinbone, or shankbone is the larger and stronger of the two bones in the leg below the knee in vertebrates , and connects the knee with the ankle bones....

 of both legs, and was forced to withdraw.

Writing

Jewel published a book of poetry
Poetry
Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning...

 titled A Night Without Armor in 1998. Although it sold over 1 million copies and was a The New York Times Best Seller list
New York Times Best Seller list
The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. It is published weekly in The New York Times Book Review magazine, which is published in the Sunday edition of The New York Times and as a stand-alone publication...

, it received mixed reviews. During an MTV
MTV
MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

 interview in 1998, Kurt Loder
Kurt Loder
Kurt Loder is an American film critic, author, columnist, and television personality. He served in the 1980s as editor at Rolling Stone, during a tenure that Reason later called "legendary". He has contributed to articles in Reason, Esquire, Details, New York, and Time. He has also made cameos on...

 pointed out the incorrect usage in her book of poetry of the word "casualty" (intended as something to the effect of "of a casual nature") to which Jewel responded, "You're a smartass for pointing that out. Next topic."

Jewel went on to write an autobiography
Autobiography
An autobiography is a book about the life of a person, written by that person.-Origin of the term:...

 titled Chasing Down the Dawn in 2000, a collection of diary entries and musings detailing her life growing up in Alaska, her struggle to learn her craft and life on the road.

Jewel was scheduled to release a third book called Love Poems, which was supposed to be an extremely intimate portrayal of her relationship with her boyfriend, Ty Murray. It was canceled several months before release because Jewel was worried about Murray's mother's reaction to her intimate confessions.

Philanthropy

In 1995 Jewel played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True was a 1995 musical performance based on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz . The book and score of the film were performed on stage at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund...

, a musical performance of the popular story at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund is an American child advocacy and research group, founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman. Its motto Leave No Child Behind reflects its mission to advocate on behalf of children...

. The performance was originally broadcast on Turner Network Television (TNT), and issued on CD and video in 1996.

She formed a non-profit organization called Higher Ground For Humanity
Higher Ground For Humanity
Higher Ground for Humanity is a non-profit organization located in Carlsbad, California. It is a humanitarian foundation which works in education, research, program development, and innovative partnering with other charities....

 with her mother, Lenedra J. Carroll, and her older brother, Shane Kilcher. The organization's focus is education, sustainable improvements, and building alliances with like-minded organizations. Jewel donates a portion of her income to the organization and often holds events to benefit the organization. The organization tends to parallel Jewel's career since she provides the majority of the organization's funding. , the activities of the organization were reduced. One early grantee was the Global Youth Action Network
Global Youth Action Network
The Global Youth Action Network is an international network of youth NGOs spanning 180 countries, and headquartered in New York, near the United Nations. GYAN is a youth-led not for profit organization that incubates global partnerships and increases youth participation in decision-making...

, which has become one of the largest youth movements around the United Nations
United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace...

.

In September 2006, as part of Lifetime Television
Lifetime Television
Lifetime Television, often referred to as Lifetime TV, or most commonly, Lifetime, is an American cable television specialty channel devoted to movies, sitcoms and dramas, all of which are either geared toward women or feature women in lead roles. The cable network is owned by A&E Television Networks...

's "Stop Breast Cancer for Life" campaign, Jewel delivered more than 12 million petition signatures to Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Capitol Hill, aside from being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues...

, urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2005 (S 910/HR1849). The bill would ban the practice of "drive-through" mastectomies, when women are discharged from the hospital just hours after their surgeries.

Jewel served as the honorary chairperson of the 2006 Help the Homeless Walk in Washington, DC.

Project Clean Water: Celebrity Lyrics Auction

In November 2008, Jewel began work on a project with several dozen singer-songwriters to write and auction their lyrics with donations benefiting her "Project Clean Water
Higher Ground For Humanity
Higher Ground for Humanity is a non-profit organization located in Carlsbad, California. It is a humanitarian foundation which works in education, research, program development, and innovative partnering with other charities....

" charity. Many singers and songwriters besides herself have donated their written lyrics including, Patrick Davis
Patrick Davis
Patrick Davis is a political consultant and strategist and the Executive Director of Common Sense Issues. Davis has worked in the George H.W. Bush Administration and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, most notably as Political Director in 2004. Davis also served as the Executive...

, Alabama
Alabama (band)
Alabama is a country music and southern rock band from Fort Payne, Alabama, United States. The band was founded in 1969 by Randy Owen and his cousin Teddy Gentry , soon joined by Jeff Cook...

's Randy Owen
Randy Owen
Randy Owen is an American country music artist. He is known primarily for his role as the lead singer of Alabama, a country rock band which saw considerable mainstream success throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Although Alabama only records new albums on occasion, Owen himself has maintained a career...

, John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp, previously known by the stage names Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock that eschews synthesizers and other artificial sounds...

, Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz
Jason Thomas Mraz , also known as Mr. AZ and Mr. Raz, is an American singer-songwriter. Mraz released his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single "The Remedy ", in 2002, but it was not until the release of his second album, "Mr. A-Z", in 2005, that Mraz achieved...

, Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen Frances Wilson is an American country music artist. She made her debut in 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single "Redneck Woman," a number-one hit on the Billboard country charts. The song served as the lead-off single of her debut album, Here for the Party...

, and Marv Green. The majority of the lyrics were written on paper and signed by the songwriter, with the exception of Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastor parents, Perry grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child. After earning a GED during her first year of high school, she began to pursue a...

's "I Kissed A Girl". Many of the artists as well as writing lyrics (and their signature), also drew pictures to illustrate their lyrics. The auction ran from December 1, 2008 to December 18, 2008, promoted by CMT
CMT
- Medicine :* California mastitis test* Certified Massage Therapist* Cervical motion tenderness, a sign of pelvic inflammatory disease* Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease* Chemically modified tetracyclines* Circus Movement Tachycardia...

 and Virgin Music. Some of the lyrics that were up for auction included hits such as "So Small
So Small
"So Small" is a song composed by fourth-season American Idol winner and country pop singer Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey and Luke Laird. It is the first single from Underwood's second studio album, Carnival Ride, released in Canada on August 14, 2007, and in the United States on August 28, 2007...

", "Foolish Games
Foolish Games
"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

", "I'm Yours
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz song)
"I'm Yours" is the first single released by Jason Mraz from his third studio album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. The song was originally released on a limited edition EP called Extra Credit as a demo in 2005 to promote his second studio album Mr. A–Z. It was performed in his 2004 and 2005...

", "I Kissed A Girl", "St. Elmo's Fire Movie Theme Song
St. Elmo's fire
St. Elmo's fire is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a coronal discharge from a grounded object in an electric field in the atmosphere St. Elmo's fire is named after St. Erasmus of Formiae St. Elmo's fire (also St. Elmo's light) is a weather phenomenon in which luminous...

", "Live Like You Were Dying
Live Like You Were Dying
Live Like You Were Dying is the eighth studio album by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released on August 24, 2004, by Curb Records and was recorded in a mountaintop studio in upstate New York. It entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one, with sales of 766,000 copies in its...

", "I Don't Need A Man
I Don't Need a Man
"I Don't Need a Man" is the fifth single released from the Pussycat Dolls' debut album, PCD . The European and Canadian release date for the single was September 25, 2006, and the release date in Australia was October 21. In the United States, the video premiered on April 18, 2007 on MTV's show...

", "Superman (It's Not Easy)
Superman (It's Not Easy)
"Superman " is the title of a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Five for Fighting . It was released in April 2001 as the second single from his album America Town...

" and "Redneck Woman
Redneck Woman
"Redneck Woman" is the debut single of American country music artist Gretchen Wilson. Released in 2004, the single served as the lead-off to her multi-platinum debut album Here for the Party. The song was also Wilson's only number one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks...

". The auction officially ended on December 18, with the highest bought lyrics being Jewel's signature song
Signature song
A signature song is the one song that a popular and well-established singer or band is most closely identified with or best known for, even if they have had success with a variety of songs...

 "You Were Meant For Me
You Were Meant for Me (Jewel song)
"You Were Meant for Me" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album, Pieces of You. It relates the singer's incomprehension of a failed relationship, and her inadequate attempts at moving on with her life. It was the second single from that album...

" sold for $1505, and "Who Will Save Your Soul
Who Will Save Your Soul
"Who Will Save Your Soul" is a folk pop song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.-About the record:Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview....

" and "Hands
Hands (Jewel Song)
"Hands" is the first single released from Jewel's second album, Spirit .A commercial single was never issued in the United States, and the singles that were issued internationally received the album version. The radio edit can be found only on promos for the single...

", raising more than $1,005 each. Jewel promises that all items sold by December 18 will be delivered by Christmas. After the majority of the auctions ended on December 18 two new lyrics by Craig Wiseman and Ernie Ashworth were put up for auction ending in January 2009.

Personal life

Jewel married pro rodeo cowboy Ty Murray
Ty Murray
Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

 on August 7, 2008 in the Bahamas
The Bahamas
The Bahamas , officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is a nation consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets . It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola , northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States...

 after 10 years together. Their son, Kase Townes Murray, was born on July 11, 2011.

Albums

Studio Albums
  • 1995: Pieces of You
    Pieces of You
    Pieces of You is the debut album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1995 for Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly 2 years after its release...

  • 1998: Spirit
    Spirit (Jewel album)
    Spirit is the second album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1998 by Atlantic. Singles include "Hands", "Down So Long," and a newly recorded version of "Jupiter," followed by a remix of "What's Simple Is True" to promote Jewel's debut film Ride with the Devil...

  • 1999: Joy: A Holiday Collection
    Joy: A Holiday Collection
    Joy: A Holiday Collection is a Christmas album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1999 . The radio-only single "Joy to the World" was released in November the same year...

  • 2001: This Way
  • 2003: 0304
  • 2006: Goodbye Alice in Wonderland
    Goodbye Alice in Wonderland
    Goodbye Alice in Wonderland is the fifth album by singer-songwriter Jewel, released in 2006 by Atlantic Records Group. The album marks a return to her musical roots after 0304, and trying to write an autobiographical album like she did with Pieces of You. The album was written in the form of a...

  • 2008: Perfectly Clear
    Perfectly Clear
    Perfectly Clear is the sixth album recorded by American singer Jewel. Her first album of country music, it was released on Valory Records on June 3, 2008 . The album is composed of a mixture of new and old fan-favorite songs, although only one of the songs had previously appeared on one of her...

  • 2009: Lullaby
    Lullaby (Jewel album)
    Lullaby is the seventh studio album by American country/pop singer-songwriter Jewel, released in the United States on May 5, 2009 by Somerset Entertainment, through Fisher-Price Records. It is her first-ever independent release...

  • 2010: Sweet and Wild
    Sweet and Wild
    Sweet and Wild is the ninth studio album by American country artist Jewel. It was released on June 8, 2010 via Valory Music Group as her second country album with the label. The song "Stay Here Forever" was released as a single from the soundtrack of Valentine's Day and as the lead-off single to...

  • 2011: The Merry Goes 'Round

DVDs

  • Jewel: A Life Uncommon. An intimate documentary featuring live performances and candid interviews. (1999)
  • Live at Humphrey's By The Bay. Shot over two sold-out performances at the San Diego venue. Bonus features include interviews, live footage from her This Way Tour, and a photo gallery. (2004)
  • Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook (2008)

Books

  • Revealing Jewel An Intimate Portrait from Family and Friends (2003) Edited by Kenneth Calhoun and Cambria Jensen Publisher: Atria (June 5, 2003) ISBN 0-7434-7540-2
  • A Night Without Armor : Poems by Jewel Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (August 3, 1999) ISBN 0-06-107362-8
  • Angel Standing By: The Story of Jewel by Jewel (January 1999) ISBN 0-312-19827-2
  • Jewel: Pieces of You Published by Alfred Publishing Company (November 1997), ISBN 0-7692-1676-5
  • Chasing Down the Dawn: Stories from the road, Published by Harper Paperbacks (November 2001), ISBN 0-06-019200-3
  • The Best of Jewel - Piano/Vocal/Guitar Published by Hal Leonard Corporation, ISBN
  • Jewel Spirit: Guitar Songbook Edition, by Jewel Published by Warner Brothers Publications (January 1999) ISBN 0-7692-7335-1

Major tours

  • Papillion Tour (1997)
  • Lilith Fair
    Lilith Fair
    Lilith Fair was a concert tour and travelling music festival, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, Nettwerk Music Group's Dan Fraser and Terry McBride, and New York talent agent Marty Diamond. It took place during the summers of 1997 to 1999, and was revived in the summer of 2010. It...

     Tour (1997)
  • Tiny Lights Tour (1997)
  • Spirit World Tour (1999), Support Acts: Steve Poltz
    Steve Poltz
    Steve Poltz is a Canadian-born American singer-songwriter and guitarist based in San Diego, California. He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for co-writing the #2 Jewel song "You Were Meant for Me"...

    , Rusted Root
    Rusted Root
    Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, Native American, and Indian influences...

  • This Way World Tour (2002), Support Acts: M2M
    M2M (band)
    M2M was a pop music duo formed by two Norwegians, Marion Elise Raven and Marit Elisabeth Larsen. They released three albums under Atlantic Records and Warner Music: Shades of Purple, The Big Room, and The Day You Went Away: The Best of M2M, a greatest hits album released by their record label after...

    , Rosie Thomas
    Rosie Thomas
    Rosie Thomas is an American singer-songwriter, originally from Michigan. It was through mutual friends that she met Trey Many and began playing shows with Velour 100. They recorded one EP together and played a few short tours, where she met Damien Jurado and Pedro the Lion...

     (UK), Soul City Cafe Artists (which included Libbie Schrader
    Libbie Schrader
    Elizabeth Brooke Schrader, professionally known as Libbie Schrader, is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn.Schrader grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to California to attend Pomona College, from which she graduated in 2001. That same year, Schrader's group, The Wash, won the...

    's band Think of England.)
  • New Wild West Acoustic Tour (2002), Support Acts: Stewart Mathis, Jason Mraz
    Jason Mraz
    Jason Thomas Mraz , also known as Mr. AZ and Mr. Raz, is an American singer-songwriter. Mraz released his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single "The Remedy ", in 2002, but it was not until the release of his second album, "Mr. A-Z", in 2005, that Mraz achieved...

  • 0304 World Tour (2003), Support Acts: Josh Kelly (Tour cancelled after death of bassist Terone "T-bone" Hannon.)
  • 0304 Acoustic Tour (2003/2004), Support Acts: Madeline Peyroux, Joe Firstman
    Joe Firstman
    Joe Firstman is an American adult alternative rock musician. Former musical director for Carson Daly's house band on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC. His latest release was 2010's "Live at The Treehouse".-Early life:...

    , Ryan Cabrera
    Ryan Cabrera
    Ryan Frank Cabrera is an American pop rock musician. In 2004, Cabrera debuted with his single "On the Way Down", a top ten hit in the U.S., and album Take It All Away...

    , Susan Greenbaum, Anne Heaton
    Anne Heaton
    Anne Heaton is an American pop-influenced folk singer/songwriter and pianist from New York City. She majored in liberal studies at the Notre Dame, and grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette. She regularly toured with "Live from New York" on the eastern coast of the United States...

  • Tour For No Reason [Acoustic] (2005), Support Acts: Joe Firstman
    Joe Firstman
    Joe Firstman is an American adult alternative rock musician. Former musical director for Carson Daly's house band on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC. His latest release was 2010's "Live at The Treehouse".-Early life:...

  • Something to Be Tour
    Something to Be Tour
    The Something to Be Tour is the debut concert tour by American recording artist and Matchbox Twenty frontman, Rob Thomas. Visiting numerous countries in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, the tour supported his first solo record, ...Something to Be. The tour began in April 2005, shortly...

     (2006), Opening act for Rob Thomas
    Rob Thomas (musician)
    Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist...

     along with Toby Lightman
    Toby Lightman
    Toby Lightman is an American singer-songwriter. Her first album, Little Things, was released in 2004 on Lava/Atlantic. Her second album, Bird on a Wire was released in 2006. During her career, she has toured and performed with bands such as OAR, Rob Thomas, Jewel, Gavin DeGraw, Train, Prince, and...

    .
  • Goodbye Alice In Wonderland Tour (2006), Tour included dates with a band, but majority were performed as solo acoustic shows. Steve Poltz opened several shows.
  • The Paisley Party Tour (2008), with headliner Brad Paisley
    Brad Paisley
    Brad Douglas Paisley is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His style crosses between traditional country music and Southern rock, and his songs are frequently laced with humor and pop culture references....

     and co-supporting acts, Chuck Wicks
    Chuck Wicks
    Charles Elliott "Chuck" Wicks is an American country music artist. He was one of the participants on the American reality series Nashville, which aired on Fox Networks for two episodes before its cancellation in mid-2007...

    , and Julianne Hough
    Julianne Hough
    Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress. She is most widely known for being a two-time champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She earned a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nomination in 2007 for choreography...

    .
  • Perfectly Clear Acoustic Tour (2009), Support Act: Toby Lightman.
  • Lullaby Acoustic Tour (2009), Support Acts: Meiko, Holly Williams.
  • Star Light Cafe Tour - Acoustic (2010) Support Acts: Kip Moore
    Kip Moore
    Kip Moore is an American country music singer-songwriter. He is signed to MCA Nashville and has released his first two singles, "Mary Was the Marrying Kind" and "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck". His debut album will be released in January 2012 .-Biography:Kip Moore was born in Tifton, Georgia...

    , Radney Foster
    Radney Foster
    Radney Foster is an American Texas Country artist. Initially a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, Foster made his debut in 1986 alongside Bill Lloyd in the duo Foster & Lloyd...

    .

Awards

Year Award-giving Body Award Result
1996 MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
An MTV Video Music Award , is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in music videos...

 
Best Female Video - Who Will Save Your Soul
Who Will Save Your Soul
"Who Will Save Your Soul" is a folk pop song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.-About the record:Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview....

 
Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
An MTV Video Music Award , is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in music videos...

 
Best New Artist Nominated
1997 American Music Awards
American Music Awards
-Conception:The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC...

 
Favorite New Artist Won
American Music Awards
American Music Awards
-Conception:The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC...

 
Favorite Pop/Rock Artist Nominated
VH1
VH1
VH1 or Vh1 is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on January 1, 1985 in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel, the original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly...

 Vogue Fashion Awards
Most Fashionable Video: Foolish Games
Foolish Games
"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

 
Nominated
Grammy Awards  Best New Artist  Nominated
Grammy Awards  Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Who Will Save Your Soul
Who Will Save Your Soul
"Who Will Save Your Soul" is a folk pop song written by Jewel, and was the first song released from her first album Pieces of You.-About the record:Jewel explained her creative process for "Who Will Save Your Soul" in an interview....

 
Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
An MTV Video Music Award , is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in music videos...

 
Best Female Video - "You Were Meant For Me
You Were Meant for Me (Jewel song)
"You Were Meant for Me" is a folk pop song written by Jewel and Steve Poltz and performed by Jewel on her first album, Pieces of You. It relates the singer's incomprehension of a failed relationship, and her inadequate attempts at moving on with her life. It was the second single from that album...

"
Won
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
An MTV Video Music Award , is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in music videos...

 
Viewer's Choice - You Were Meant For Me Nominated
MTV Video Music Award  Video Of The Year - You Were Meant For Me Nominated
Billboard Magazine  #1 Female Singles Artist Of The Year Won
Billboard Magazine  Top 40 Artist Of The Year Won
1998 American Music Awards
American Music Awards
-Conception:The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC...

 
Favorite Female Artist Nominated
American Music Awards
American Music Awards
-Conception:The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC...

 
Favorite LP - Pieces Of You
Pieces of You
Pieces of You is the debut album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1995 for Atlantic Recordings. Though it made little impact initially, "Who Will Save Your Soul" eventually received airplay and the album peaked at #4 on Billboard 200 almost exactly 2 years after its release...

 
Nominated
Grammy Awards  Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Foolish Games
Foolish Games
"Foolish Games" is a song by Jewel released as her third/fourth and final single, taken from her debut album Pieces of You. It was also the third single to be lifted from the Batman & Robin motion picture soundtrack...

 
Nominated
1999 Blockbuster Music Awards Favorite Female Artist Won
Audie Award Best Spoken Word Album - A Night Without Armor Won
Governor's Award Songwriting Award Won
2003 Radio Music Awards  Favorite Female Artist - Modern Rock Won
Regis & Kelly Awards  Favorite Musical Guest Won
2010 American Country Awards
American Country Awards
The American Country Awards is a newly created country music awards show, entirely voted on by fans. Created by the Fox Network, the awards honor country music artists in music, video, and touring categories. In addition to the CMA Awards, the ACM Awards, and the CMT Music Awards, it is the fourth...

 
Female Artist of the Year Nominated
Grammy Awards  Female Country Vocal - Satisfied Nominated

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