Jewel is opening up about her personal struggle with an anxiety disorder that could have really affected her career. The 39-year-old mother of one says she struggled with agoraphobia when she was homeless as a teenager.
After a period of relative inactivity, Jewel is getting back to work in a big way. She plays country legend June Carter Cash in the upcoming television movie 'Ring of Fire.' She's also been back on the road for the first time since the birth of her son, and while she was in Las Vegas for the ACMs this weekend, she talked to Taste of Country about balancing work and family.
The Academy of Country Music has announced performers for the free and open-to-the-public 2013 ACM Experience, which is taking place during 'The Week Vegas Goes Country' leading up to the 48th Annual Country Music Awards. This year, the musical acts include Jewel and Easton Corbin.
Pop-turned-country singer Jewel is celebrating her nearly 20-year career in music with the release her first-ever 'Greatest Hits' package, available next week. The superstar offers the first preview of the new collection with a fresh version of her 1997 classic 'Foolish Games,' which has been revamped as a devastatingly beautiful duet with Kelly Clarkson.
It's hard to believe it's been 17 years since Jewel first shot to fame with her multi-platinum album 'Pieces of You.' She's recorded and toured consistently since then, and the singer-songwriter is getting ready to release a career-spanning retrospective that will also contain new duets with Kelly Clarkson and Pistol Annies.