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Country superstar Martina McBride has partnered up with Pandora Jewelry for her upcoming concert appearances. As part of their partnership deal, she’ll appear in print advertising in American and Canadian magazines such as Lucky, Canadian Living, Everyday Home, Style At Home, Fitness, and more. The brand will sponsor her upcoming concerts.
About her new partnership, Martina said:
“I am really excited to work with Pandora, a brand that celebrates the qualities that make a woman unique. As a busy working mom, I enjoy being on stage as well as the simple joy of laughing or spending a quiet moment with my daughters. Pandora offers unique jewelry that reflect special moments that I cherish.”
Pandora has designed a special page on their official website just for their partnership with the country star. Check out “Pandora Presents Martina McBride” right here and let us know what you think. You can enter the sweepstakes to win one of Martina’s Picks!
Former country singer Julianne Hough was a victim of a pretty serious car theft in Los Angeles on Friday night. The singer/actress/dancer left $100,000 worth of jewelry in her Mercedes at a Hollywood apartment complex while visiting a friend. When she came back to the lot afterwards, everything was missing… and what’s worse is that the three pricey pieces of jewelry were a gift from her boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest. Included in the theft was a $50,000 watch, reports TMZ.
There were no signs of visible forced entry on the scene, so its possible that she left her car unlocked. The “That Song In My Head” singer had found the car door left wide open.
Although Jewel‘s Greatest Hits CD doesn’t hit stores until next week, the Internet is already all a-flutter with anticipation. While the album features many of her biggest known tracks, including “Hands,” “Who Will Save Your Soul,” and “Standing Still,” it’s the special duets that have people salivating. Jewel enlists the Pistol Annies on her classic “You Were Meant For Me,” and Kelly Clarkson on “Foolish Games.” The results? Purely eargasmic.
Take a listen to Jewel & KC, and let us know what you think!
Genre-crossing artist Jewel, who dabbled in country for a brief stint, will be releasing her greatest hits album on February 5th. On her album, Jewel will explore her pop folk, adult contemporary, and country sounds by inviting several guest vocalists to join her on some of her biggest hits from the past.
Pistol Annies are teaming up with Jewel for a newly-recorded version of her 1995 hit, “You Were Meant for Me.” Kelly Clarkson will also join Jewel for a new version of “Foolish Games.” The set is rounded out by the original version of Jewel’s hits like “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “Intuition.” It also traces her foray into country music a few years back with the songs “Stronger Woman” and “Satisfied.”
Make sure to check out this album when it’s released in February!
Congratulations are in order today for new parents Jewel Kilcher and Ty Murray. The pair welcomed their first baby, Kase Townes Murray, on Monday at 7 pm CST in Texas. People magazine is reporting that their son weighed in at 7 lbs, 6 oz.
Jewel had problems trying to conceive in the past, and had a scary moment when she was hit by a firetruck back in March. She was five months pregnant at the time. She had found out she was expecting on the set of the first day of “Platinum Hit” on BRAVO.
“Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world. We are overcome with happiness, it really is as great as everyone told us it would be, better even!” – Jewel to People.com
Kase is the first child for the couple, who were married in the Bahamas in 2008. Jewel will be releasing a children’s album, titled “The Merry Goes ‘Round” in August.
They aren’t the only celebrities celebrating this week, as Victoria and David Beckham as well as Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy welcomed their own additions to the family yesterday.
Nashville Star’s first winner has released a brand new studio album, “I Surrender All.” His debut single from the album, “Somebody Who Would Die For You,” topped the Christian Country charts. His newest single, “Jesus, Elvis, and Me,” is being sent out to Christian, country and gospel stations later on this month. This is his first release on his own label, “Diamond Dust Records.”
“I Surrender All” is available on iTunes, Amazon, and any other digital retailer as well as his official website. Jewell beat out Miranda Lambert in the first season of Nashville Star, and was he was formerly signed to SonyBMG. His first album debuted at #1 on the country charts and #13 on the pop charts. It also sold over 500,000 copies, earning him a RIAA gold certification.
Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher is featured in the August-September issue of Fit Pregnancy magazine. Not only is she the cover story, but she has a great, lengthy interview on starting her career in coffee shops and how she’s expecting her first baby with husband Ty Murray.
She was first discovered by local radio stations, then the record labels all started chasing her for her unique voice and songwriting. She discusses how she managed to choose one, and stayed true to who she was throughout it out.
To read the interview check out CountryWeekly.com, who also have a video of Jewel from when she was about 30 weeks along in her first pregnancy.
Jewel is putting together a Children’s album, “The Merry Goes ‘Round,” and she’ll be hosting a brand new show “Platinum Hit.” Check out her magazine cover underneath the “read more” tag.
With her son due to be born in July, Jewel isn’t worried about not having a name picked out for him yet. In an interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop, she discusses her recent car crash with a firetruck, how she plans to breastfeed her baby, and how she doesn’t have “first-time mommy nerves.” Although she ideally would want her son to follow in his parents’ footsteps, she isn’t going to force his hand into his carrer, she’ll let him pick whatever he wants to do when he gets older.
Jewel just finished writing a brand new studio album, a children’s album. She plans to release it this Fall.
The CMA’s are upon as once again, so the Keepin’ It Country Staff narrowed down our picks for the night’s biggest awards. Let us know who you agree with!
Entertainer of the Year Nominees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift
Nicole: It’s not an easy choice here, and there’s definitely the obvious inclusion of George Strait for sentimental reasons, but I have to give this to Blake. He played a huge summer tour, anchors the judging panel on The Voice season after season and put out quite a few huge hits. He’s arguably the biggest thing in country right now so I have to give it to him.
Jessica: Luke Bryan has had a huge year, and I think he’s taken one of the top spots in country music right now. You can’t deny those dance moves!
Jennifer: Luke Bryan – With sold out shows across the country and yet another #1 hit song (despite Zac Brown’s disdain for said song), no one is killing it on radio or on the road quite like Luke.
Jeanna: Blake Shelton or Taylor Swift? Both have really helped broaden the country music audience and impact the genre in such a significant way. Taylor is massive with her sold out tours worldwide and cross-over success. Blake is the face of the genre at the present time, and he has helped put country on the map and bring it to focus with The Voice. Luke Bryan had a big year and is a possibility too. However, I feel like it’s Blake’s time for this right now so I’m giving this one to him.
Janelle Arthur (@JanelleOArthur) is perhaps best known, at this time, as a contestant from Season 12 of American Idol. A true beauty, inside and out, the Tennessean country singer and guitarist left her life behind and embarked on the journey that so many hope to experience, but a mere few ever will. After placing fifth in a season of the most epic singing competition to ever land on American television, Janelle has been hard at work launching her solo career. We were fortunate to catch up with the incredibly sweet, personable, and inspiring artist to discuss her childhood, Idol journey, and what her bright musical future holds.
Janelle was born in Oliver Springs, Tennessee and began singing certain words before she could even speak them. Immediately it became clear that music was going to be a huge part of Janelle’s life. From that point forward, Janelle began performing around her hometown and in school, which led to a gig that most country-loving kids would be beyond honored to land. At eight-years-old, Janelle was cast as a young Dolly Parton at the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Janelle’s mom was instrumental in her landing the part, as, after seeing an advertisement for the show in Country Weekly, she called Dollywood and inquired as to whether a child performer was needed. The phone call took place at just the right time, as production was looking for a little girl Janelle’s age to portray Dolly. Janelle’s mom asked if she could bring her to the audition, and thereafter, without hesitation, Janelle was immediately cast in the role.