It’s so personal that the 31-year-old singer even enlisted the help of her little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, to appear on a track.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 13, 2013
The Spears sisters will join forces on “Chillin’ With You.” It also marks Jamie Lynn’s first big return to the spotlight since ending her hit Nickelodeon show, “Zoey 101,” in 2008 to raise her daughter, Maddie , who turned 5 years old this summer. In the years since, Jamie Lynn has been trying to work on her country music career, even living part time in Nashville and playing small shows.
In November 2011, she took the stage for the first time in Nashville, and in June 2012 she performed at a showcase at the Music City’s 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill. It was there that she debuted the track, “I Look Up to You,” which was inspired by her older sister.
That same year, she dished to Glamour about her country music debut, which had been originally slated to drop in 2012.
“I’m more honest in my lyrics than I am in anything else,” she said. “It’s where I feel the most safe to express myself. I write about growing up, my family, Maddie and getting pregnant. If I’ve lived it, why wouldn’t I talk about it? I guess that’s been the coolest thing, realizing that it’s OK to just be myself and really tell my story.”
While the album has yet to get a release date, Jamie Lynn seems excited for this next chapter of her career. Shortly after Britney tweeted out her track list on Tuesday, Jamie Lynn added, “I’m excited to work with my sis, but even moreee excited for y’all to hear what I’ve been working sooo hard on the past 5 years! #staytuned.”
I'm excited to work with my sis, but even moreee excited for y'all to hear what I've been working sooo hard on the past 5 years! #staytuned
— Jamie Lynn Spears (@jamielynnspears) November 13, 2013
Days after Britney Jean is released, Jamie Lynn has a show lined up for December 6 at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, North Carolina. In addition to her career, she also got engaged earlier this year to Jamie Watson . This is the singer/actress’ second engagement. She was previously engaged to Casey Aldridge, the father of her daughter.