Monday, November 24, 2008

Jewel


Sorry guys yet again I have to vent about another cross over artist. On the way to work today I was listening to K102 like always and I heard one of Jewels songs. In no way is she country to me and I don't understand why she is getting air time on K102. Don't get me wrong I don't hate all the girls music. When I was 12 in 1997 I did enjoy bopping along to "You Were Meant for Me" and "Who Will Save Your Soul." But, I don't understand where her new found love for country came from. In 1998 she received much criticism after singing the national anthem at the XXXII Super Bowl. She forgot the beginning of the anthem and it didn't help that she was lip-syncing so everyone heard the words but magically her lips weren't moving. I don't know many country stars that would do any of the above. Her first country album, Perfectly Clear, was released on June 3, 2008. To my surprise it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Charts. But not to my surprise, the next week it dropped down to #25. Its lead single, "Stronger Woman" was released to country radio on January 17, 2008. Its peak position on the country music charts was three months after it was released at #13. I know there are some of you out there that think i am crazy so please let me know I love to hear opinions that aren't the same as mine and who knows you might convince me to not turn the station every time one of her songs comes on. Also, for those of you who love the country Jewel I found out that you can get Mystic Lake Showroom tickets to see her on January 27. This is one country concert you probably won't see me at.

6 comments:

Kristy said...

I think Jewel is perfectly country - she is married to a rodeo cowboy for crying out loud! I love her music and I may buy some of those Mystic Lake tickets just to see her - maybe I will ask for those for Christmas!

Country Music Girl said...
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Country Music Girl said...

Kristy-
You are correct she is married to a rodeo cowboy (which i am very jealous of) but, if i were married to a doctor does that mean i can pretend to be a nurse and everyone would have to believe it? I hope someone special gets you the mystic lake tickets cause i am sure Jewels tour is going great right now. But, I am still not convinced to see this Jewel concert!

Anonymous said...

Very clever response County Music Girl!

Alissa said...

She's great, I love her music, and she does seem to have a little country in her. Not twangy enough to be totally country, but she could def. fall under the same category of someone like Carrie Underwood.

Country Music Girl said...

Alissa,
thank you for your comment. I agree with you she does have a little country in her and if she would have started out in country I probably would have liked her but since she did start out in pop it is hard to take her seriously