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Jewel special CD sale backs Country Music Hall of Fame

Monday, November 17, 2008 – Jewel's new country CD could be going for cheap this month, but the Country Music Hall of Fame will benefit. On Nov. 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 hall of fame. 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," said Jewel, whose new music video for Till It Feels Like Cheating, from "Perfectly Clear," world premiered on CMT in heavy rotation on Nov. 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."

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Sweet and Wild CD review - Sweet and Wild
Jewel's latest offering sounds pretty good (it comes with both acoustic and electric versions), but it's certainly more pop than country - most of the songs are fast-paced, and there's nary a dulcimer, fiddle or steel guitar to be found. But that fact notwithstanding, there are still a couple of tear-jerker songs here that would make even Hank Williams himself cry. Take, for example, the deeply melancholy Bad As It Gets, the enigmatic and powerful Fading or What You Are, a song »»»
Perfectly Clear CD review - Perfectly Clear
The charge of opportunism could be laid at Jewel's door. "Perfectly Clear" comes after the disappointing sales of her previous CD, "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland" (her first album not to go gold.) And she's flirted with different genres in the past, as on the "modern big band" sound of "0304." On the other hand, it may be that Jewel's always been at least - like another famous Utah-born singer - a little bit country. And it may not matter »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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