Friday, June 6, 2008

Jewel


From The Winnipeg Sun:

With the exception of one album a few years ago, Jewel has always leaned musically more toward country than glossy, over-produced pop material.

So her new (and first) country album Perfectly Clear finally seems to be a perfect fit for the 34-year-old artist, even if Nashville industry folks weren't enthralled with the idea.

"A lot of them wanted me to be more pop, I was so surprised that that was the reaction I got," she says.

"They wanted me to be a bit more slick and produced and pop-driven country. I thought, 'I can't win for trying. I'm too country for pop and now they're telling me I'm too pop for country.' "

The album, out this week, follows an eventful few years for the performer. After 2006's Goodbye Alice In Wonderland, Jewel parted ways with Atlantic Records, eventually landing on the Nashville-based label The Valory Music Co. (Open Road Recordings in Canada).

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