SINGER-SONGWRITER JEWEL, A FOUR-TIME GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE, GOES UNDERCOVER IN NASHVILLE TO DISCOVER GIFTED MUSICIANS AND ARTISANS FOR HER HANDMADE HOLIDAY TOUR, ON “UNDERCOVER BOSS: CELEBRITY EDITION,” FRIDAY, JUNE 8
“Jewel” – Four-time Grammy Award nominee Jewel, one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, goes undercover to discover gifted musicians and artisans to recruit for her Handmade Holiday Tour, on UNDERCOVER BOSS: CELEBRITY EDITION, Friday, June 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. While Jewel is in Nashville disguised as “Andrea,” a bubbly brunette from New Jersey, she tries to fire up a crowd while assisting a talented painter with a unique style. Also, she’s forced to fake a poor singing voice at an open mic night and a podcast while getting to know two aspiring musicians.
Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, entrepreneur and mindfulness expert who is passionate about health, equality, the relentless pursuit of wisdom and sharing it with others. Jewel has earned four GRAMMY Award nominations and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Touted as “one of the most richly idiomatic pop singers of her generation” by Rolling Stone, Jewel credits mentors Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who groomed and encouraged her as a young artist.
At the request of Johnny Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, Jewel will perform on an upcoming album that sets Johnny’s poems to music. In March 2018, Jewel debuted her first Cirque du Soleil show, “One Night for One Drop,” based on her life story, and she will appear at the Wynn Vegas, where she will perform her pop, rock and folk hits in a special two-night engagement, “JEWEL: Hits, Muses and Mentors.” Backed by her full band, Jewel will perform signature hits like “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games.”
Her most recent concert tours include the “Picking Up the Pieces” tour, during which she shared stories from her New York Times bestselling memoir, Never Broken – Songs Are Only Half the Story, which chronicles how she used hard work, grit and grace to survive and thrive as a child, living off the land with her family at their Alaskan homestead, with no plumbing or electricity, and the “Handmade Holiday Tour, which also featured her father, Atz, and family members Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher. Her family’s story is documented in the successful Discovery Channel reality series “Alaska, The Last Frontier,” which features a theme song by Jewel, who has made several appearances.
Jewel debuted her acting talents in Ang Lee’s Civil War feature film “Ride with the Devil,” and she garnered the lead role of June Carter Cash in the Lifetime original movie “Ring of Fire.” In 2017 Jewel assumed the lead role of Shannon Hughes in “Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery” and “Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery,” both of which aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and were based on the best-selling Fixer-Upper Mystery series books by Kate Carlisle.
Jewel started singing in bars at age 8 and left home to provide for herself by age 14. At 17, she received a partial scholarship to Interlochen Fine Arts Academy in Michigan, where she wrote songs with artful and profound lyrics, documenting her inner journey. Her early hit “Hands” spoke of “mindfulness” about 20 years before the term became popular. At age 19, during a bidding war between record companies, instead of taking the largest advance, Jewel made a back-end deal that generated millions of additional dollars.
An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jewel recently partnered with Dr. Judson Brewer (of Yale University and University of Massachusetts) and other leading medical doctors to found the Never Broken Foundation, which, via the free interactive platform JewelNeverBroken.com, enables her to share the mindfulness tools she developed to convert her pain into resilience. She is also building a Whole Human curriculum for public schools, corporations and consumers with content that emphasizes mindfulness and emotional intelligence to give everyday people a “psychology for life,” so they can be the architects of their own life, rather than a passenger in a life they’ve inherited.
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