BiographyGlen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
In 1962, aged 4, her musical career began when she sang "I Want to Stay on Jumbo", (a novelty song written by her father Arthur). 1963 - Spent a year in USA with her parents. Jewel was a member of the Blanch Family Show. 1969 - Family moved to the USA for 12 years. Jewel became interested in acting and had roles in many TV shows, movies, plays and commercials. Jewel continued to sing and write songs. 1976 - The Grundy Production brought her back to Australia to do six episodes of "Young Doctor's". Read more... Australia on Living Sound Records and won an award for her at the Queensland Country Music Awards. 1978 - Signed to the RCA Label in Nashville after Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson heard her singing "Will I Ever Be Loved". 1979 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame. Won the USA Billboard Magazine's Country Music Award for Number 1 New Female Singles Artist. Record World Magazine also nominated her as Top New Female Vocalist as did Cashbox. Co-produced her father's single "A Real Cowboy". Stage hostess at the Australasian Country Music Awards. 1982 - Golden Guitars for Album of the Year with "The Lady and the Cowboy" with Arthur, and Female Vocalist of the Year with "Can I Love You". 1984 - Jewel and her husband moved to Nashville to live and opened a management and publishing company called Ten Ten. 1992 - Offered Keith Urban a publishing deal. Ten Ten also signed Alan Jackson when he was starting his career.