Jewel Blanch

Jewel Blanch is an Australian country singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of country music singer, Arthur Blanch, with whom she has performed.

Jewel Blanch
BornGlen Innes, NSW
Genrescountry
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
LabelsW&G, HMV, CBS
Associated actsArthur Blanch, The Blanch Family

CareerEdit

Jewel Blanch was born in 1958 the daughter of Arthur and Berice Blanch. At the age of three, she appeared on the Coca Cola TV Show on Channel 9 in Brisbane singing and playing her own ukulele. In 1962 The Blanch Family were signed to W&G label in Melbourne where they recorded a song written for Jewel "I Wanta Stay on Jumbo" and a duet with her father "On Accounts I Love You". "Jumbo" was an instant success and became a national hit.[1]

In 1963, the Blanch family moved to the United States where she started school, before returning in 1965. At the age of eight, Jewel was contracted to EMI and recorded songs on the HMV Label. In 1969 the family moved back to the USA.[1]

In 1978, Blanch recorded for RCA after Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson heard her singing "Will I Ever Be Loved". In 1979 she won the USA Billboard Magazine's Country Music Award for Number One New Female Singles Artist. In 1979, the family moved back home to Australia.[1]

At the 1982 CMAA, Jewel and her father Arthur won Album of the Year for The Lady and the Cowboy and Jewel also won Best Female Vocalist with her own composition "I Can Love You". In 1984 Jewel and her husband moved to Nashville to live and opened a management and publishing company called Ten Ten.[1]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details
Meet the Blanch Family (as part of The Blanch Family)
  • Released: 1960s
  • Format: LP
  • Label: W&G (WG-B-1705)
The Lady and the Cowboy (with Arthur Blanch)
  • Released: 1981
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: CBS (SBP 237632)
Send All the Ghosts Away
  • Released: 1982
  • Format: LP, cassette
  • Label: CBS (SBP 237842)
Blanch Family Classics (as part of The Blanch Family)
  • Released: November 1983
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: Axis (AX.1183)
  • Compilation album
The Best of Jewel Blanch
  • Released: 2015
  • Format: CD
  • Compilation album

SinglesEdit

Year Title
1962 "I Wanta Stay on Jumbo"
1963 "On Accounts I Love You" (with Arthur Blanch)
1964 "Christmas Kangaroo" (with The Kanga-Rolers)
1967 "The Funny Little Voice "
"Mummy's Pretty Clothes" / "Gary"
1976 "Will I Ever Learn"
1978 "Keep Me from Blowing Away"
1979 "Can I See You Tonight"
1981 "You Bring the Best Out in Me"/"I Can Love You" (with Arthur Blanch)
1982 "There's More to Country Than Cowboys" (with Arthur Blanch)

AwardsEdit

Country Music Awards of AustraliaEdit

The Country Music Awards of Australia (CMAA) (also known as the Golden Guitar Awards) is an annual awards night held in January during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, celebrating recording excellence in the Australian country music industry. They have been held annually since 1973.[2]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1982 "I Can Love You" Female Vocalist of the Year Won
The Lady and the Cowboy (with Arthur Blanch) Album of the Year Won
1983 Send All the Ghosts Away Female Vocalist of the Year Won
  • Note: wins only

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Women of Aussie Music 1960s-1990s". womenofaussiemusic. Retrieved 3 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Past Award Winners". Retrieved 2 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)