Folk rocker Jewel will be the new host of the country-singing reality competition "Nashville Star" when it returns for a fourth season on the USA Network in January. According to the show's producers the yodeling, former van-dweller is a big fan of the show. We're guessing that at the very least she dug the last name of first season champ Buddy Jewell.
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