Has Jewel given up music for acting?
—Ashley J., Chattanooga, Tenn.
A: No way. The Grammy-nominated singer, 42, is still making music. But she jumped at the chance to play Shannon Hughes, a home renovator and amateur sleuth, in Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery, premiering tonight at 9 p.m. ET. It’s the latest in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries franchise based on a book series by Kate Carlisle. “I liked this part because she’s a female contractor, so she’s a very empowered, modern woman,” says the Alaska native.