The life-size portrait of cattle baron Jesse Driskill has silently witnessed a number of love stories unfold over the passage of time as guests are welcomed at the lobby of The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. In 1934 the fire of romance was lit between future President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the young woman he affectionately dubbed Lady Bird as they enjoyed their first date in the hotel’s dining room, and in October 2008 Grammy Award winner Jewel added another chapter to the Lone Star sanctuary’s romantic history as she filmed her latest music video, “Till It Feels Like Cheating.”
If Austin is truly the Live Music Capital of the World, then 6th Street is the city’s rhythmic pulse. While a medley of melodies from struggling musicians waft from venue to venue along the street on any given evening, once the glass doors of the downtown retreat closed only the sound of Jewel’s country recording and the click of the singer/songwriter’s fringe boots on the lobby’s polished marble floor echoed as the cameras rolled on a video which also features a cameo from the star’s husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray.
In the following clip from Austin’s Fox News station, get a glimpse behind the scenes of the video shoot, then enjoy the finished product.