The Story of Jewel Kilcher Ty Murray’s Ex-Wife and Atz Kilcher’s Daughter

Jewel Kilcher is an American singer who is renowned around the world for having a velvety smooth voice with a resonating glint to it. Armed with loads of hit songs over the years, she is respected in the US as a singer of great repute and now has as many as four Grammy nominations to her name. She has sold millions of albums all around the world and has garnered a huge fan-base in many countries.

A very talented woman, Jewel is not just a singer but also a poet and author who continuously stuns her many fans around the world with her versatility and incredible expertise. Apart from being famous in her own rights, she is also known to be from a famous American home.

Who Is Jewel Kilcher And When Was She Born?

Jewel Kilcher was born on the 23rd of May, 1974 in Payson, Utah, US. Although she was born in Utah, she grew up in Alaska because her family relocated to the city shortly after she was born.

The early stages of her career

Jewel Kilcher began her career at a very young age, having seen her parents sing and perform their own songs while growing up in Alaska. When her parents parted ways, she remained with her father and began singing as a duo with the man. In fact, Jewel and her father often went to taverns and roadhouses to perform as a duo and earned some money that way.

Jewel began gaining some recognition as a singer because of her enormous talent as a child and in 1989 when she was 15 years old, she won a partial scholarship to study operatic voice at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

When the singer graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, she started off displaying her brilliance in music by writing her own songs. She also started to perform coffeehouses and clubs in the city of California. By this time, Jewel was already gaining quite some attention because of her uniqueness and smooth performances. Finally, she landed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. After landing the contract, Jewel released her debut album in 1995 and titled it Pieces of You. The album which contained hit songs like Who Will Save Your Soul, was so good that it went 12-times platinum and became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time.

Riding on her successes

Jewel banked on the success of her debut album and released her second album, Spirit in 1998. The album did very well, establishing her as one of the most interesting musicians to watch in America. When she released her third album This Way, in 2001, fans observed that she had departed from the folk-oriented songs she had always been known for. In 2008, she put out her first country album called Perfectly Clear, which did so well that it debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. In 2009, Jewel put out her very first independent album which she titled Lullaby.

Jewel’s immense success as a singer has cemented her status as one of the fieriest artistes ever. She also wrote poems that caught the attention of fans. In fact, as far back as 1998, she had already published a collection of poetry that thrilled fans with its originality.

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Jewel is also an actress. In 1999, she ventured into acting when she featured in Ride with the Devil, a Western movie by Ang Lee.

Details of Her Family Life

Jewel Kilcher
Jewel and her mother, Lenedra Carroll

Jewel Kilcher was born to popular parents; her father, identified as Atz Kilcher, was a local musician and reality TV star and her mother, identified as Lenedra Carroll, is also a respected American musician and author. Having been born to singing parents, it was not long before she began to sing herself.

Jewel’s father used to be a Mormon and the family members were all attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, they stopped attending the church after her parents divorced when she was just eight years old. After the divorce, she stayed with her father and improved her singing skills.

Her Brothers Are TV Actors

Jewel Kilcher is the only female child her parents had together. She has two brothers identified as Shane Kilcher and Atz Lee Kilcher. Shane, the first child, was born in Utah on the 5th of May, 1971 when their parents were living there. Three years later in 1974, Jewel was born and the family moved from Utah to Alaska. It was in Alaska that her younger brother identified as Atz Lee Kilcher was born on August 26, 1977.

Her brothers are now both reality TV stars who feature on the popular Alaska: The Last Frontier TV series, which features the daily lives of the Kilcher family as they live from day to day on the family’s 770-acre (310 ha) homestead. Her father and a host of other extended family members also feature on the reality TV series.


The American musician was married to Ty Murray, a pro rodeo cowboy whom she dated for 10 long years. The couple tied the knot on the 7th of August, 2008, and had a son together. Their son, Kase Townes Murray was born on the 11th of July, 2011.

However, their marriage did not last happily ever after as they got divorced in 2014 after spending six years together as husband and wife.

Body Measurements

Fans admire Jewel’s beauty, as well as her enviable physique. The musician now stands at 5 ft 6 inches in height and weighs about 58 kg or 128 lbs. The musician maintains her figure by running and incorporating cardio and yoga into her work out.

Samuel Daniel
Samuel Daniel
Samuel is a researcher and content creator who is deeply passionate about writing and singing. His expertise is in finance, celebrity profiles and net worth, creative writing, fictional character development, as well as article writing, revolving around exciting names in the world of entertainment, sports and business. Previously, he has worked as Sports and Foreign news correspondent, and voice-over expert with NTA as well as a reporter and deputy news editor for orientation broadcast studio. He holds a B.Sc in Mass Communications


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