The singer says that the experience of being pregnant, in part, inspired her new album album of children’s songs, The Merry Goes Round: “It’s neat that my son got to hear me writing and recording and singing an album my whole pregnancy, and he’ll get to hear it when he’s out of my tummy.”
Though the baby will be their first, it sounds like the couple already have their parenting roles down pat.
“I think I’ll be the stricter one, oddly,” she says. “You’d think being the singer/songwriter I’d be the sort of fluffy one, but I think Ty’s going to be a bit of a pushover.”
One thing that’s important to both of them, she shares, is that their child stays grounded, despite his parents’ fame and success.
“That’s something we both think a lot about,” Jewel admits. “The good thing is we live on a giant ranch in Texas in a really small community that’s not flashy. … It’s definitely very different from how Ty and I were raised.”