Country singer Jewel reunited with her estranged husband Ty Murray this weekend (04-06Jul14) to celebrate America's Independence Day holiday with their young son.
The musician announced on Wednesday (02Jul14) that she and rodeo star Murray are...
"My Father's Daughter," was released as a single from the new album and goes way back to a childhood where Dolly Parton was a major influence and idol.
It's been 20 years since Jewel, then a fresh-faced Alaskan barely out of her teens, released the album that would change her life forever, "Pieces of You," her one-way ticket out of the cycle of poverty she'd known all her life.
"I enjoyed Sean and would eventually fall in love, but I did not go around holding hands or trying to be seen or noticed," Jewel continues.
They did a really good job keeping a low profile, even while attending the Venice Film Festival together in 1998 -- there are barely any photos of them together anywhere online.
"We spoke on the phone a lot and he was a fantastic flirt and I did not mind one bit," she says. I put that man through his paces and he took it in stride.
He began to court me in earnest, following me around on tour, acting as my de facto roadie." "I moved very slowly with him but he was a persistent and inventive suitor, and I enjoyed it immensely," she continues, adding that he was a big fan of her music.The singer reflected on her past in an interview with TODAY.com, explaining how it helped shape her new album and memoir, and her life as a mom to 4-year-old son Kase with rodeo star Ty Murray, whom she divorced last year."I didn't have the kind of childhood I wanted to repeat," said Jewel, now 41.I'm talking about your soul, your passion, your fire," on her inspirations for the new album.But there was a silver lining to the divorce, and that was the opportunity for Jewel to perform a duet with Parton, which marked a milestone in her career.Jewel has admitted that co-parenting with her ex-husband is not always easy.