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Jewel and Ty Murray Hope There’s No Bull in Son’s Future

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Jewel and her husband, professional bull rider Ty Murray, are adjusting to their lives as new parents to three-month-old baby, Kase Townes. Like other parents, they’re already dreaming about what they want their little boy to be when he grows up. But one thing is for certain — they hope their son does not follow in his father’s footsteps.

“The last thing in the world you want to think about is him getting on a bull,” Ty tells People. “It’s the most dangerous sport in the world. It would give me and Jewel gray hair instantly.”

Still, the nine-time world champion adds that they wouldn’t stand in their way, should that be his career choice. “It’s our job to protect him and shepherd him the best we can if that’s what he really wants to do,” he concedes. “It would be the hardest thing in the world for me — I can’t think of anything worse!”

The 42-year-old will head to Las Vegas to serve as the lead analyst for the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough World Finals this weekend, but he’ll have to make the trip solo this year. “It’s five performances with rock music blaring, pyro, and then smoky casinos,” the protective father explains. “No place for a three-month-old baby.”

When he isn’t traveling for the PBR, the Texas resident is happy to be able to spend time getting to know the new baby. “We find out a little more about him every day,” he reveals. “Like Jewel says, he’s a present that opens really slowly. He’s a little person now. He laughs and thinks things are funny and raises his eyebrows at you.”

Kase’s singer-songwriter mother just released a new CD of children’s tunes, ‘The Merry Goes ‘Round,’ which she created in honor of their new addition to the family. I wrote this album for my child,” she tells The Boot. “It was all the stuff I wanted to say to him.”


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