Jamie Lynn Spears has had a momentous year. She released her first single to country radio, "How Could I Want More," as well as her debut EP and performed at the Grand Ole Opry. This Saturday, September 27th, Jamie Lynn will headline the Everyday Heroes Concert in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Jamie Lynn graciously took the time to chat about her year, the importance of giving back and more.
It was almost a year ago that you released your first single, "How Could I Want More," to country radio. The response from listeners, fans and even skeptics was overwhelmingly positive.
It was especially nice to have that with this song because it means so much to me. It is a very personal song and anytime you put something out there like that and get a reaction to it, it's great.
Another big event that occurred this year was the release of your EP, The Journey, which had a nice mix of intimate and fun songs.
It definitely was! It was really cool to be able to get music out to my fans. It was hard to choose which five songs to put on there, but I am really proud of the EP and how it came out. Each of those songs means a lot to me. They are a broad spectrum of songs that tell the story of a different part of my life and show who I am as an artist.
During the year you performed quite a bit including a radio tour and performance at CMA Fest.
Yes, I really did. I had some great experiences. At CMA Fest there was a lot of personal time with the fans, which was my favorite part. It was great to shake hands with and talk to the fans one on one. I loved hearing how they connected with the songs and which ones they really liked. The radio tour was something that I had never done. It was neat to meet the people who work at radio and are in control of what the fans hear. Both were learning experiences that I really enjoyed.
You also recently made your Grand Ole Opry debut, which I imagine was an incredible experience.
It was such an amazing, overwhelming experience and a very personal one as well. I have always wanted to stand in that circle where all of those legends have stood. I was nervous because I really wanted to do my best. It was wonderful to be able to share that time with my family and those I love.
This Saturday you will headline the Everyday Heroes Concert in Seaside Heights, NJ. How did you get involved with the event and why is it important to you?
Anytime I am approached with being involved with anything that benefits a cause, I think it is important to show my appreciation. When I was approached about this benefit, I was immediately honored to be able to be involved. I respect and appreciate what all of these men and women do and am very happy to be able to sing some songs for them.
This benefit is one that honors those who put themselves on the line and make sacrifices for others. They [The event honors Firefighters, EMS, Police and Military] have such compassion for others. I think it is wonderful to be able to support them.
What are you professional plans for the remainder of the year?
Things slow down in Nashville during holiday time. I did a lot this summer and had my daughter travelling with me, so right now we are settled into our routine at home and figuring out the next step.
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