Happy birthday, Jewell

Please join us in sending up Happy Birthday thoughts to Jewell, who would have turned 97 on June 22. She was born June 22, 1920, in Delta County, Texas, to James and Minnie Hancock and grew up on her sharecropper father’s farms in Delta and Red River counties near Annona. Her parents were no-nonsense, hard-working […]

Jewell the gardener

Friends, this is Part 1 of “Remembering Jewell,” an occasional series based on memories of her beyond songwriting. We hope these little stories will give you a more personal sense of what Jewell was like. Knowing Jewell was to know a gifted gardener. Jewell had a great green thumb and knew how to contend with […]

Magazine salutes Jewell

1956: “Cowboy Songs” magazine features Jewell in its “Women In The News” roundup (pictured at lower right on the page). They write: “Radio Station KCMC, Texarkana, Texas, lays claim to being first for one of the best Country-Western d.j. shows in that part of the country. The show we’re referring to is the ‘Jewell House […]