Jewel, country music's newest star, is giving back to her country music roots as part of November's Country Music month: On November 28, the day after Thanksgiving, fans can obtain copies of Jewel’s first country album and seventh career album, Perfectly Clear, by making a $1 minimum donation to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Perfectly Clear, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart upon its release in June and features the hit “Stronger Woman,” can be purchased on ‘Black Friday’ for a minimum $1 donation, plus shipping and handling, with proceeds benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's All for the Hall campaign. This 24-hour opportunity is available at www.jeweljk.com .
“I have come full circle with my music. It was country music that I grew up on, so to be embraced by the country music community this year has been a great feeling,” says Jewel, whose new music video for “Till It Feels Like Cheating,” from Perfectly Clear, world premiered on CMT in heavy rotation on November 14. “I wanted to find a way to say thank you to the fans and I couldn’t think of a better way than by allowing them to purchase my album for a one dollar donation to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall campaign.”
“We are very appreciative of this generous gesture by Jewel,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “All for the Hall, which was launched in 2005 by Vince Gill, the president of our board of officers and trustees, is an ongoing national fundraising campaign that supports our not-for-profit educational organization’s mission. The proceeds that Jewel and her fans are generously donating will help to fund the storage and preservation of the museum’s unduplicated collection of country music artifacts, and assist our staff’s efforts to make the collection available to the largest possible audience through exhibits, programs, books and recordings.”
Supporting her career launch into the country music mainstream, Jewel has had quite a busy year in 2008. With numerous visits to country radio stations across the US, Jewel's Top 15 country breakthrough single "Stronger Woman" posted more than 50,000 spins and earned the singer-songwriter a BDS Spin Award.
The three-time Grammy nominee also packed in a summer and fall tour with Brad Paisley, a judging seat on NBC’s Nashville Star and a live DVD release, and she married rodeo superstar Ty Murray in a private beach-side ceremony.
The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will be hitting the road in January 2009 for a solo acoustic headlining tour. Tour dates can be found at www.jeweljk.com.