07:32 AM EDT 07/09/2014
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
– Stephen M. Silverman
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.
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."
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.
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.
– Stephen M. Silverman
To see Jewel's PEOPLE Music Country Lounge VIDEO, click here.
Originally posted 05/28/2008 05:35PM
Although Jewel is best known as a pop artist, the Grammy nominee is set to release her first country album next week. In fact, the entire album is previewed online at iheartmusic.com.
To listen to the album, follow this link: Jewel - Stronger Woman
Jewel, 34, says country is genre that has always appealed to her. "I'm not a pop star," the singer tells PEOPLE. "I'm an old school singer/songwriter/troubadour. That's me, that's who I am.”
Jewel, who wrote 10 of the 11 songs on her new disc, Perfectly Clear, tells PEOPLE that the title cut was written when she was 18.
"Stronger Woman," her first single off the album (co-produced by John Rich of Big & Rich) is already a country hit, currently at No. 15 on the Billboard country chart.
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!