Jewel will release a new country album, Sweet and Wild, on June 8 on the Valory Music Co. label. It's her second country album, following Perfectly Clear in 2008. The singer-songwriter will also embark on a month-long acoustic tour, starting June 1 in Fargo, N.D., and concluding June 27 in Seattle. Radney Foster will open the series of shows. "I've spent the better part of my year writing and recording this new album," Jewel said. "There is nothing more rewarding than for me getting the chance to perform some of my new songs along with the hits I've had over the course of my career. These shows really become a sneak peek into my songwriting and my life."