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Jewel Kilcher to Be One of the Judges on 'Nashville Star'

April 11, 2008 (8:18 am) GMT
Jewel Kilcher reportedly will be one of the judges on the country music reality series "Nashville Star".

After hosting the country music reality series "Nashville Star" last year, this year takes her involvement further. The singer-songwriter is set to be one of the judges on the show alongside John Rich of .

Jewel says that she's honored to work for the show. The "Foolish Games" singer also explicitly revealed her reason to take the job, claiming that at the beginning of her career she also had mentors to help and guide her. "As a young artist, I really benefited from having great mentors like and . They took me under their wings and encouraged me to stand up for things that, as an artist, are important," she said. Because of that she plans to share her experience by becoming one of the judges and helps the contestants of "Nashville Star." The show will be premiered on June 9 at NBC.

Jewel herself has just started her career in country music in 2007, after she was previously known as a pop singer. Her first country project was recording a duet single "No Good in Goodbye" with , which was featured on Jason's debut album "".

Jewel has also finished her country album titled "", which will be released on June 3, 2008. Meanwhile, one of the singles on the album "Stronger Woman" has been released to country radio on January 17, 2008 and managed to reach #14 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts on its April 9 edition.

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