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Jewel Singer
Professional partner: To be announced

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This year, Jewel will be doing an acoustic solo tour for the first time in 12 years.

Jewel married her husband Ty Murray in August 2008, and they live together on a ranch in Texas. Ty will also be competed on Dancing With The Stars this season, marking the first time that a wife and husband will be competing against each other as celebrity dancers.