Britney Spears’ Sister Jamie Lynn Spears to Release New Country Music Album

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By Julia Harris

Jamie Lynn Spears released her debut EP, “The Journey,” in mid-2014, which she promoted via a string of live performances. She has returned to the recording studio in Nashville recently, working on new material for a follow up album, reports Taste of Country.

 “Last year was my first time releasing an EP, and that was a whirlwind,” she told Taste of Country. “I didn’t really know what to expect, and I was really pleased with the way everything went as far as doing that my first time independently. But this year, it’s kind of time to say, ‘Okay, you’ve been through the first round of understanding the whole process,’ and give me some time to think about what I want to say with my next project. That’s what I’m doing right now. I’ve been in Nashville writing a good bit, but I’m also digging through my catalog, digging through some old songs and just trying to figure out what my next message is gonna be.”

Last year the singer-songwriter, 24, spent a great deal of time on the road promoting her album, which left little time to devote toward song writing. Though it has been a struggle to get the creative juices flowing again, she is thrilled to re-connect with the creative process.

“When I went back in to write, it was kind of nerve-wracking,” she said. “It’s so bizarre, whenever you come back in. It’s a vulnerable process, and it was kind of nerve-wracking, but I feel like I’m getting back in the groove of it.”

No word yet on a release date for her newest album.

Before breaking into country music, Spears was the former teen star of Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101” from 2005 to 2008. She got pregnant at 16 amidst public controversy that resulted in her show being canceled, according to Taste of Country.

In June 2008, she gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge.

Spears moved to Nashville as a young single mother with no contacts, trying to make a career for herself under the shadow of world-famous pop singer and older sister, Britney Spears.

Spears and her sister joined forces to sing “Chillin’ With You,” a single on Britney’s 2013 “Britney Jean” album.

In March 2014, she married Jamie Watson, a businessman who owns electronic communications service Advanced Media Partners. In May, she released “The Journey,” which features her first single, “How Could I Want More.”

Spears has performed with country legends, such as the band Alabama, one of her musical influences.