Jewel’s latest single, “Stronger Woman,” hits Country radio in February and her highly-anticipated new album is slated for a Summer 2008 release.
In early February 2007, Jewel made a promotional appearance on the T in Boston for the Verizon Yellow Pages, playing songs on a moving subway car and then doing an hour-long acoustic concert in South Station for a large crowd of adoring fans. In an interview with the Boston Globe, Jewel confirmed that she is no longer affiliated with a record label, confirming rumors that Atlantic Records failed to renew her contract after the lackluster sales of her latest album. She also hinted that she would like to do a country album next. Jewel’s album is predicted to be out (at least a single on the radio) by the end of 2007 (now confirmed March 11th 2007). She is working with John Rich of Big & Rich fame. He says that she is “probably one of the greatest American singer-songwriters we have had.” He also said that “every label in Nashville” is talking to her now.
In November 2007, Jewel was signed to Valory Records, a new imprint of the independent Big Machine Records label.