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Friday 25 July 2014

Jamie Lynn Spears goes country

Jamie Lynn Spears said she has realised music is her passion

Jamie Lynn Spears has revealed she turns to her pop star sister Britney for advice and inspiration when it comes to her music.

The 23-year-old is working on her country music career, making an appearance at this week's CMA Music Fest in Nashville, and said her big sister is behind her all the way.

"She thinks it's brave that I am out there really laying it on the line with some of my lyrics," Jamie said.

"So I think that we do influence each other just as far as the craft goes even though it is two completely different sounds."

The singer also revealed she likes the fact that people are surprised to hear the little sister of one of the world's biggest pop stars singing country.

"It gives me more of a reason to prove that I love what I am doing and make them believe in me," she said.

Jamie previously starred in US TV series Zoey 101, but left acting after announcing that she was pregnant at 16, and said she now knows that music is her passion.

She has been working behind the scenes in Nashville learning the craft of songwriting and has already got a music video and put out an EP called The Journey on iTunes, with five new songs.

"It felt good to be able to tell these stories and be able to sing them, make them universal," she said. "I feel like I have really been able to find who I was as an artist."

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