Jewel says she was disappointed that her early records weren't promoted to country radio. Regardless, she became a regular around Nashville, especially once she started hanging out with rodeo star Ty Murray. By the time she hosted 'Nashville Star' in 2007, she'd made clear her interest in being part of the scene. Her 2008 album 'Perfectly Clear' was co-produced by Big & Rich's John Rich and includes the Top 20 country single 'Stronger Woman.'