Four-time Grammy-nominee Jewel has always talked openly about her humble beginnings, increasingly impressive considering the stardom she has reached in her life. So as a child, Jewel says there weren’t many so-called superstars she could look up to who had a similar upbringing.
That is, until she found the music and found out the story of a certain country music legend that became a life-long hero of Jewel’s: Dolly Parton.
“As a kid growing up with an outhouse, my heroes were always Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn,” Jewel said in a recent press release. “They were the only other icons I’d heard of that were raised similarly to me. I never thought I’d be producing Dolly Parton on a record.”
That’s exactly what she did on the song “My Father’s Daughter,” a beauty of a tune featured on her current album “Picking Up the Pieces” and a song she played live at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on September 8. Parton serves up guest vocals on the song.
Jewel has been keeping busy of late on a promotional tour for not only her new record, but also her brand new memoir “Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story.” The Alaskan beauty was set to appear on Steve Harvey on October 22 to discuss her life and career thus far.