Jamie Lynn Spears Talks New Album, Wedding & Britney: 'She's My Biggest Fan'

Jamie Lynn Spears stepped out of the Hollywood limelight after starring on Nickelodeon’s “Zoey 101.” Now, she’s back with a new collection of songs, titled “Journey.”

“I’ve been working on this album now, probably for six years almost. My little girl will be 6 in two weeks, so it’s about six years,” Jamie Lynn told Access Hollywood at the CMA Fest. “So I’m definitely nervous and kind of overwhelmed, excited. I have so many feelings going on ‘cause I’ve worked so hard on this and it took so much time that now, all the sudden, with a click of a button it’s out there for everyone to hear.

“It’s just so personal. I have so much invested in it so I’m definitely very — I’m very nervous about the reaction and how people are gonna take to it,” Jamie added.

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In addition to putting out her first EP, Jamie Lynn is a newlywed (she married Jamie Watson in March) and she admitted prepping her songs while planning her wedding was challenging.

“I can’t believe that I did everything in one year. I was like, ‘If I’m gonna do it, I might as well just release my EP, get married, do it all in one year. Why not?’” she said. “So I definitely think that I knocked out a lot of big, important things in life in one year, but it’s been a good year for me.

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“This is a year I’ll always look back on as some really big moments in my life and I’ve got a great support team around me,” she continued. “My husband’s great with supporting me in what I do, so, I mean, I’m happy. This is my life and I’m just making the best of it. I’m pretty blessed.”

In addition to her supportive husband, the 23-year-old has the support of her big sister, Britney Spears.

“For me and my sister the relationship [has] always been a really special one,” she said. “I’m proud of my sister. She went after her dream from a small town and she’s still doing what she loves, so there’s something to be said about that and something to be really proud of.

“So I definitely look at that as, you know, it gives me motivation and really inspires me to keep going,” she added.

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Was there ever any sibling rivalry between the sisters?

“There’s such a big age difference between me and my sister that I think [she] almost was like a second mom,” she said of Britney. “She’s so supportive and she’s so encouraging of me and she’s like my biggest fan… She’s always had my back.”

“Journey” is available now.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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