Jewel was born May 23, 1974, in Payson, Utah. She is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. Jewel grew up in Alaska and learned to play the guitar and write songs at the age of 16. For a time, Jewel experienced poverty and even resorted to living out of her car. She traveled around playing small gigs eventually broke out into the music scene with the hit song “You Were Meant for Me.” Since then, she has released a number of successful songs and albums. After ten years together, she and champion bull rider Ty Murray married in 2008. The two were scheduled to compete on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, but Jewel had to withdraw due to injury.
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