Jewel Gives Birth to Kase Townes Murray

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The Boot reports that singer, Jewel, gave birth to her new son yesterday evening in a Texas hospital. Jewel and her husband, Ty Murrary, named their son Kase Townes.

Jewel tells People Magazine how thrilled her and her husband are about the new 7 lb, 6 oz addition to the family, “Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world. We are overcome with happiness—it really is as great as everyone told us it would be– better even!”

Jewel and Ty dated for ten years before getting married in 2008. Ty and Jewel went on their first date after six months of talking on the phone, since Jewel was on tour. The Boot reports on how Jewel felt with Ty, “I know the exact moment I fell in love with him. We were sitting by a  river  in northern California…It wasn’t any one thing he said—it was his whole being. It was his quietness. It was his toughness and strength, but it was the counterpoint of his kindness that set it apart. I knew I would love him. I knew instantly that he would be solid as a rock and someone I could depend on.”

The singer has been struggling to get pregnant for the past few years. She found out she was going to have a baby while she was in the making of a new reality-competition show, “Platinum Hit.” She admitted, “I have always been a workaholic, so I had to learn how to slow down and take care of myself in a different way.”

Jewel reportedly prepared for the birth of her son by writing and recording an album of children’s songs which will be featured in an album to be released in the fall.