Her father taught music in elementary schools.
Friends with actor/activist Sean Penn, who directed an early version of a music video for "You Were Meant For Me." in 1995. A later version was made in 1997 and that is the version we know today.
On behalf of the Everyday Angels, The International Star Registry redesignated the star number Ursa Minor 15h38m42s 75°58'37'' to the name Jewel Kilcher (Jewel of the North). [May 1997]
Her grandfather helped draft the Alaska state constitution.
Singer. She learned to play guitar at age 16.
Is able to speak some Swedish. When she was 18, she had a Swedish boyfriend, named Musse, from whom she learned it. She also wrote him a lullaby song in Swedish, which she has performed at concerts and on TV appearances.
Broke collarbone and rib when thrown from a colt at the Stephenville, Texas, ranch of her rodeo-star boyfriend star Ty Murray, April 24, 2002. Murray is 7-time winner of rodeo's all-around world title.
Attended the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, an exclusive boarding school, in Interlochen, Michigan.
She had to cancel several dates on an upcoming tour following the death of her bassist, Terome T-Bone Hannon (September 12, 2003).
She is one of the many artists and songwriters asked to join Music United For A Strong Internet Copyright, but she is still undecided as to whether the all-star ad campaign is an effective means of putting a stop to illegal downloading (October 3, 2002).
Dated musician Steve Poltz for 3 years. They co-wrote Jewel's 1997 hit 'You Were Meant For Me.'
Ranked #92 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
Second cousin of actress/singer Q'orianka Kilcher, Xihuaru Kilcher and actor Kainoa Kilcher.
Father's name is Atz Kilcher and mother's Lenedra Carroll.
Her paternal grandparents were Swiss (of Swiss-German origin). Her mother has English, German, and Scottish ancestry.
Lived in a VW bus in San Diego with her mother before making it big.
Ranked #45 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Ex-sister-in-law of Kim Murray.
Ex-daughter-in-law of Butch Murray and Joy Murray.
First cousin of Saskia Genet-Oulicky.
Is recovering after her car, a Cadillac, was rammed by a fire truck in Stephenville, Texas on March 11, 2011.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a son Kase Townes Murray on July 11, 2011 in Texas, weighing in at 7 lbs. 6 oz. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Ty Murray.
Married Ty Murray, the professional bull rider, in the Bahamas in 2008 after being in a relationship with him for 10 years. They filed for divorce after 6 years of marriage in July 2014.