These days, she's gained a few more modern comforts in the three-bedroom, 3,100-sq.-ft. home she shares with her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. "I'm excited we have plumbing," says Jewel, 33, with a laugh. The interior exudes rustic charm, with a living room featuring deep leather couches, wide windows overlooking rolling hills, and Murray's prized possessions—his collection of rodeo trophies. "Almost everything from the paintings to the spurs to the saddles are awards that I won," says Murray, 38, who bought the home—an hour and a half's drive southwest of Dallas—in 1996. (Jewel moved in two years later.) The rooms also feature a variety of gifts, including the animal hides that drape the furniture (a timber wolf skin was a Christmas present from Jewel) and an assortment of mounted guns, passed down to Murray through three generations on his father's side. Not that the guns get much use. "I have zero desire to hunt," says Murray. "This ranch hasn't had hunting in 11 years."
Jewel says she thrives on her ranch life with Murray and the "beautiful" surroundings (including a doe that has her babies in the couple's backyard each year). In fact she aims to spend even less time at the home she keeps in L.A. by building a recording studio on the property. "For us, getting famous was kind of an accident," she says. " But we weren't ever really attention-seekers. So for us, we're real happy to just be here."
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For Jewel, living on a secluded 2,200-acre ranch in Stephenville, Texas—surrounded by roughly 200 cows and 18 horses—feels a bit like going home. "I grew up in Alaska," says the Grammy-nominated singer, "and it was rustic. We had an outhouse and only ate what we raised."