Cre8tive Reviews team member Paul recently caught up with Jamie Lynn Spears at Jugfest 2014 in Visalia, California over the weekend. In addition to photographing her, we were able to ask a few questions after her show to see how she felt about the festival and her performance there. She is currently promoting her EP titled The Journey which released May 27, 2014. Jamie Lynn is the younger sister of pop sensation Britney Spears, but definitely making her mark as a talented and accomplished country singer. One fan even told us “They should not call her Britney’s sister, cause she can hold her own as an amazing singer!”
At 23 years-old Jamie Lynn Spears is already a seasoned entertainment veteran. After five years focused on raising her daughter, Maddie, the Kentwood, LA native is back in the spotlight with a sound and style that truly captures her Southern roots.
Her official music debut comes in the form of country ballad “How Could I Want More.” The intensely personal lyrics mixed with a simple song production portrays Jamie Lynn as wise beyond her 23 years.
“How Could I Want More” was written by Spears along with Nashville songwriter Rivers Rutherford, who has also collaborated with Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Montgomery Gentry.
Jamie Lynn’s experiences with Rivers and other Nashville writers, including Chris Tompkins, Liz Rose, Lisa Carver and Luke Laird, made for a master class in songwriting. Jamie Lynn learned about how to bring her stories to life through music and became a part of a community that helped her figure out the kind of artist she wanted to be. The experiences paid off – Jamie Lynn now has over 100 songs in her catalog.
Her first single already has critical acclaim and cultural heat. It was named a Taste of Country Critic’s Pick and her journey has been covered by such outlets as E!, Entertainment Tonight, BuzzFeed, MTV, CMT and more!
A full album is imminent and Jamie Lynn credits her producer, Corey Crowder, for helping her define her sound. “He is a huge influence, and mainly responsible for making my music sound like “me”- he really just got me,” says Spears. “It took me years to figure out my sound, and to have confidence in knowing what I wanted.”
Choosing “How Could I Want More” as her first single was not an easy decision, but she feels that it is the right one because of the help and support of her team.
“Keeping it honest is something that will always fall on me. I need to make choices I believe in, so I don’t lose that relationship with my fans – they are the ones I want to stay connected to through my music.” says Spears.
To learn more about Jamie Lynn Spears, please visit her website.