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5 Things About Ty Murray: Who is Jewel's Hubby & Baby Daddy?

Who is Ty Murray?

 

July 11th, 2011 was a big day for singer/songwriter Jewel and her husband Ty Murray. That was the day that they welcomed their baby boy Kase Townes Murray into the world. This 7 pound 6 ounce bundle of joy is the first child for Jewel and Ty.

While Jewel is a household name, unless you are a fan of the Rodeo, you may not be as familiar with Jewel’s hubby and baby daddy. So who is Ty Murray? Here are five things about him: nggallery id=’115176′

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    Ty Murray and Jewel
    Ty Murray was born on October 11th, 1969 in Arizona to a rodeo family. His dad was a rodeo hand and his mom was a rider in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. Ty decided he wanted to be a rodeo star when he was just two years old. His father taught Ty some early lessons on the back of the family's dog. The lessons worked and Ty won his first prize buckle when he was just 5-years-old. He won his first bull competition when he was only nine. Ty went on to be named the Arizona All-Around Junior Rodeo Champion nine years in a row.
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    Ty Murray and Jewel
    Ty continued riding and also went to school at Odessa College. And even though he competed in Rodeos for the college, he still got good grades and made the Dean's List.
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    Ty Murray and Jewel
    He went on to be named the World All-Around Rodeo Champion title seven times, (1989—1994, 1998). And won the PRCA World Bull Riding Championship title in 1993 and 1998. That's a lot of wins! Some even claim that he is the greatest rodeo performer of all time.
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    Ty Murray and Jewel
    He is the co-founder, president and an advisor on the board of the Professional Bull Riders.
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    Ty Murray and Jewel
    Ty met Jewel in 1999. And it just so happened that Jewel was no stranger to the Rodeo world. Her dad was an Alaska All-Around Rodeo Champion. The two got married in the Bahamas in 2008.
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