Jewel Greatest Hits Tour
Among Jewel’s many accolades are four Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award. In 1999, she was presented the prestigious Governors Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS). The award, now known as the “Recording Academy Honors” award, recognizes those whose creative talents and accomplishments have crossed all musical boundaries and have been recognized as an asset to our music community.
From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, Jewel, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents,” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career. Her singular style and beauty continuously land her on the covers of such diverse magazines as Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, In Style, Glamour and Seventeen. Stuff listed her among its “102 Sexiest Women in the World” while Blender went further, crowning her “rock’s sexiest poet.”
In 2011, Jewel and her husband Ty Murray welcomed baby Kase Townes to the world. Soon after, the singer released The Merry Goes’Round, her second children’s album with Fisher-Price® and Somerset Entertainment. The album, written while pregnant and inspired by Kase, appeals to kids and parents alike and includes more than 15 songs and four classics such as The Green Grass Grows All Around and My Favorite Things, plus new whimsical Jewel story-telling originals. The album was named iTunes Children’s Album of the Year in 2011.
In September 2012, Jewel released a picture book and CD based on a song from The Merry Goes ‘Round. The book, That’s What I’d Do, is perfect for bedtime sharing again-and-again. In addition, Jewel is portraying June Carter Cash in the Lifetime movie based on Cash’s life. The film is due to be released this year.