April 09, 2008 07:28 PM by Joe Reality
During the fifth season of Nashville Star, Jewel served as host of the show. Jewel will be returning for season six of Nashville Star, but this time she will be serving as a mentor and a judge. John Rich, who is the producer of Jewel’s latest album and is half of the country duo Big & Rich, will also be serving as a judge of the competition.
“As a young artist, I really benefited from having great mentors like Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard. They took me under their wings and encouraged me to stand up for things that, as an artist, are important. They constantly reminded me that an artist’s only concern is being great, not being famous. If you are truly great, success should follow,” said Jewel. “I am so excited to be a part of Nashville Star, to help mentor young artists and cultivate their singing, songwriting and playing and to encourage and continue that tradition.”
“With Jewel as a judge and mentor, the contestants will be learning from an artist that personifies American music,” said Nashville Star executive producer Howard T. Owens. “She is an amazing singer/songwriter, musician and performer that will give great insight to both the contestants and television viewers and that again elevates the competition with her participation in the show this season.”
Serving as host of Nashville Star this year will be country music singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus. The winner of Nashville Star 6 will receive a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records. Nashville Star 6 premieres on NBC on Monday, June 9 from 9:30 PM to 11 PM ET.
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