Jewel has recorded with such legendary country artists as Merle Haggard, and has even scored some hits of her own in the format -- 2008's "Stronger Woman" reached No. 13 on Hot Country Songs. Still, her next musical move is one that required a great bit of resolve -- playing the legendary musician June Carter Cash.
The songstress will appear as the wife of Johnny Cash in the Lifetime original movie "Ring Of Fire," which is set to premiere Monday, May 27 at 8 p.m. EST.
In Las Vegas for the ACM Experience, the singer premiered several clips from the film, and also chatted with CMT's Cody Alan about the challenges of portraying the singer in the film. Based on the book "Anchored In Love," written by John Carter Cash, the movie details her standing by her man, but also some of her own inner demons that longtime fans may not be aware of – especially co-dependency issues that came to light upon Johnny entering the Betty Ford Clinic in the early 1980s.