Grammy-winning hipster songstress Jewel will host the next TV season of the U.S. country-music talent search "Nashville Star."
Network Vice President Jeff Wachtel said in a news release that Jewel's singing and songwriting talent would be "invaluable to the aspiring singers and insightful to the viewers."
"Nashville Star" held auditions in a dozen U.S. cities this summer to put together a field of unknown talents for the televised competition.
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