Jewel and her husband Ty Murray are expecting their first child together this July. And despite them originally wanting a family immediately after their 2008 nuptials, the singer-songwriter says waiting has proven to be “great timing.”
“We feel like it’s great timing, even though we’re a little older,” she said. “We were both real careful and kind of cautious about it. I think it sort of scared both of us.”
And it seems as though her pregnancy has inspired her musically. She recorded the album Lullaby at her Texas home while trying to get pregnant, and she finished another children’s album, The Merry Goes Round, due out in the fall.
“I wanted it to work on a lot of levels where infants would like it, and they could just bounce to the rhythm of a song, and then as they get older they could get into the storytelling aspect, and hopefully have them be well-crafted pop songs that a parent would like,” she said.
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