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Jewel and Ty Murray: We're Having a Boy! | Jewel, Ty Murray

Jewel and Ty Murray: We're Having a Boy!

Originally posted 01/24/2011 07:00AM

Jewel and Ty Murray can finally start painting their nursery.



"We would have been happy either way, of course, but we are so excited to be 
having a little boy," the singer, 36, tells PEOPLE.



The couple, who are expecting their first child this summer, had been
 waiting to find out the sex of their baby before finalizing a remodel of 
their guest room at their 2,200-acre ranch in Texas.



"I have to admit, I was doing a little dance on our way out of the doctor's 
office when we found out!" says Murray, a nine-time World Champion rodeo
 cowboy.



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Jewel & Ty Murray: We're Having a Baby | Jewel, Ty Murray

Jewel & Ty Murray: We're Having a Baby

Originally posted 01/11/2011 08:00AM

It was on the first day of her job as the co-host of Bravo's upcoming new reality show Going Platinum that Jewel received the happy news.

"I took a pregnancy test and it was positive!" the singer, 36, tells PEOPLE. "It was so hard to keep it a secret. I was worried I'd start throwing up on set and everyone would be like, 'Oh, she's pregnant.' "

Now in her second trimester, Jewel and her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, are finally ready to share their happy news.

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Kara DioGuardi to Judge New Song-Writing Show | Kara DioGuardi

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Kara DioGuardi to Judge New Song-Writing Show

Originally posted 10/26/2010 10:00AM

Less than two months after exiting American Idol, Kara DioGuardi is heading back to television as the head judge on Going Platinum, a new song-writing competition on Bravo, the network confirms.

"Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent," DioGuardi says. "I am happy to be a part of a show that helps up and coming songwriters pursue their dreams, while giving the public a look into the creative process."

Jewel will host the show and help judge the competition, along with a music executive and celebrity guests. Going Platinum starts taping this month and will premiere in 2011.

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Tim McGraw & Jewel Reveal Their Favorite BBQ Spots

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Tim McGraw & Jewel Reveal Their Favorite BBQ Spots

Originally posted 08/18/2010 03:30PM

How does country star Jewel keep her figure in tune? Mesquite-smoked Texas-style barbecue.

Okay, maybe that's not her most tried-and-true diet tip, but the country singer certainly has a go-to barbecue joint: Hard 8 BBQ in Stephenville, Texas.

"I take all my out-of-town guests here, and they rave about it," she tells PEOPLE Country in its September issue. "In fact, I think they visit me just for the barbecue."

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FIRST PHOTO: Jewel Is a Real Dish (at Denny’s) | Jewel

FIRST PHOTO: Jewel Is a Real Dish (at Denny’s)

Originally posted 10/18/2009 08:55AM

Got the late-night munchies?

A serving of Jewel's Acoustic Smoked Chicken Quesadilla may just hit the spot.

The country singer is the latest star to team up with Denny's to create a signature dish featured on the restaurant chain's Allnight Rockstar menu, which serves a late-night crowd from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Jewel isn't the only celebrity dish on tap. The menu also offers among others, Rascal Flatts's Unstoppable Breakfast or a Hooburrito, developed by rockers Hoobastank.

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Jewel Kicks Off Good Cause – with a Kiss | Jewel

Good Deeds

Jewel Kicks Off Good Cause – with a Kiss

Originally posted 11/04/2008 10:15AM

Valentine's Day isn't for another three months, but Jewel is helping kick off the second annual Kiss for Country charitable campaign, aimed at wiping out domestic violence – with Reba McEntire, Laila Ali, LeAnn Rimes, Kellie Pickler, Wynonna, Naomi Judd, Sarah Evans and Jennifer Hanson also among those lending their lips for the cause.

The country artists are providing their kiss prints and autographs so they can be auctioned off to benefit domestic violence prevention starting next Tuesday, Nov. 11, when Jewel will unveil the love signs.

The auction, on uBid.com, runs through Dec. 12, with all proceeds benefiting the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation and domestic violence prevention.

Mary Kay is the official beauty sponsor of the 42nd Annual CMA Awards, in partnership with the Country Music Association. As part of a $3 million commitment, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation will provide a grant in the name of each participating artist to domestic violence prevention shelters around the country in 2009.

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards airs live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
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FIRST PHOTO: Jewel's Secret Wedding | Jewel

Weddings

FIRST PHOTO: Jewel's Secret Wedding

Originally posted 08/14/2008 08:55AM

Jewel sure knows how to pull off a hush-hush wedding.

Without family, friends (or paparazzi!) knowing, the singer and rodeo star Ty Murray eloped to the Bahamas on Aug. 7. "To pull off the wedding quietly made it magical," Jewel told PEOPLE the following day.

Held at The Cove Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, the very private affair included just two guests: Jewel's former keyboard player Jason Freese, who officiated (the couple found out he had been ordained online) and his wife Amy.

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Jewel Gets Married! | Jewel

Jewel Gets Married!

Originally posted 08/08/2008 12:30AM

Jewel's a newlywed.

The singer and her longtime boyfriend, rodeo champion Ty Murray, eloped to the Bahamas and exchanged vows in a private ceremony Thursday night, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. The wedding took place at The Cove Atlantis.

"She wore a traditional wedding gown, while Ty wore his favorite blue jeans, white shirt and cowboy hat," says Jewel's rep. "The couple is very happy and look forward to enjoying their honeymoon."

The pair, who never announced an engagement, have been together for ten years and share a 2,200-acre ranch in Stephenville, Texas. Murray, 38, who hosted Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull-Riding Challenge on CMT last year, currently stars in the video for his wife's new country single, "I Do."

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Jewel Lends Her Lips to a Good Cause | Jewel

Good Deeds

Jewel Lends Her Lips to a Good Cause

Originally posted 08/06/2008 12:00PM

Jewel, who has teamed up with Mary Kay as a spokesperson for their "A Kiss for Country" initiative to eliminate domestic violence, puckered up Tuesday, leaving lip prints and an autograph to be auctioned for the charity.

"It's a topic that's close to my heart. I was homeless for a year and saw first hand how sometimes the streets can be safer than what's at home," Jewel said during an event at the Morning Star Sanctuary domestic violence shelter near Nashville to promote the initiative.

As for her life now, Jewel says it's a far cry from her days on the streets. "We have a pretty normal life at least what's normal to me having grown up on a ranch," she says of the working Texas ranch she shares with longtime boyfriend Ty Murray.

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Jewel Honored for 18 Million Albums Sold | Buddy Jewell

Music News

Jewel Honored for 18 Million Albums Sold

Originally posted 06/06/2008 02:45PM

Having sold more than 18 million albums in the U.S. and 27 million albums worldwide since her professional debut in 1995, Jewel has been honored by the Recording Industry Association of America – which surprised her with a career-milestone plaque on Thursday as she prepared to sign autographs at the Country Music Association festival in Nashville. "This is awesome. Thank you so much," said the singer, 34, the Associated Press reports. Jewel (full name: Jewel Kilcher) released her new album, Perfectly Clear on Tuesday. Its lead single, "Stronger Woman," is already No. 15 on the Billboard chart. This summer, she tours with Brad Paisley.
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