updated 08/18/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/18/2010 AT 3:30 PM ET
How does country star Jewel keep her figure in tune? Mesquite-smoked Texas-style barbecue.
Okay, maybe that’s not her most tried-and-true diet tip, but the country singer certainly has a go-to barbecue joint: Hard 8 BBQ in Stephenville, Texas.
“I take all my out-of-town guests here, and they rave about it,” she tells PEOPLE Country in its September issue. “In fact, I think they visit me just for the barbecue.”