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Jewel joins NBC's "The Sing-Off" judges panel

Grammy-nominated folk artist Jewel is no stranger to singing competition series. She previously appeared on "The Voice," "Platinum Hit," "America's Got Talent," and "Nashville Star" and now she's coming back for more.

NBC announced on Tuesday that Jewel will be replacing Sara Bareilles as a judge on the a cappella series "The Sing-Off" for the show's upcoming fourth season. "The Sing-Off" is expected to return at some point in December after more than a year off the airwaves.

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds and Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman will be coming back to the judge's panel with Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees fame continuing to serve as host of the series.

"I am so thrilled to welcome Jewel to our expert musical panel," executive producer Mark Burnett said in a statement. "Jewel is one of America's greatest singer-songwriters and is an amazing storyteller. In company with the incredible talent of Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Nick Lachey this season of 'The Sing-Off' is sure to be its best yet."

Jewel has been keeping busy over the past several months. She released her greatest hits album in February and will wrap up her latest concert tour at the end of this month. In May, she starred as June Carter Cash in the TV biopic, "Ring of Fire."

She resides with her husband, famed bull-rider Ty Murray, and their son, Kase, on a ranch in Stephenville, Texas.