08:12 PM EDT 10/21/2013
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.
Originally posted 08/06/2002 12:00PM
The platinum-selling musician and her mother, Lenedra Carroll, form a Hollywood production company and purchase a script called "Wave."
Originally posted 04/25/2002 10:00AM
The pop star, 27, falls off a colt at her boyfriend's Texas ranch and breaks her collarbone and a rib and suffers bumps and bruises.
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