Jewel and Hubby Ty Murray Get ‘Raw’ With Wrestling Stars
Jewel and her husband, rodeo champ Ty Murray are stepping onto a very different stage -- make that ring -- tonight (Feb. 22). The two will host the wrestling show 'WWE Monday Night Raw,' after trying to fit it into their collective schedule for a year.
The pair are in Indianapolis for the show, which features such wrestling superstars as The Miz, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and many others. They were told by the producers that they'll essentially serve as puppeteers of the program, which is just fine with Ty. "It's exciting because we're living in a world where they're starting to include me and the sport of bull riding and cowboys into more mainstream popular culture," he says.
For Ty, his involvement is more about awareness of his chosen field. "I feel like it's another way to get the sport of bull riding out to a giant audience," he explains. "It's already sold out, and they do huge numbers on television worldwide, [plus] it's a fun deal." Sporting a bit of bravado, he adds, "Nacho Libre has nothing on me," referring to the wrestling-themed film starring funnyman Jack Black.
In the meantime, fans can also check out Jewel on the radio with her new single, 'Stay Here Forever,' from the 'Valentine's Day' soundtrack. The tune will also be featured on her forthcoming album.