According to E! Online, teen mother and former Disney star Jamie Lynn Spears is planning a career as a country singer and has been working on an album for months. This is despite the fact that Jamie Lynn, 17, has almost no professional signing experience. E! notes that Jamie Lynn has mentioned in the past that she’d like to pursue a singing career so perhaps she’s secretly talented or just thinks she is:
Jamie Lynn Spears is looking at the Jessica Simpson model for career reinvention.
While Britney continues on her comeback tour, sources confirm to E! News that her baby sister is hoping to become the next Nashville star.
The younger Spears, who took leave of a burgeoning Hollywood career to relocate to Mississippi to raise daughter Maddie, “has been quietly working on a country album since last fall,” says a source close to the family.
Although Jamie Lynn’s only musical credit to date is warbling the theme song to her defunct Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101 (a tune cowritten by her more pedigreed big sister), that hasn’t stopped Team Spears from “trying to get Jamie Lynn a record deal,” says another insider.
The 17-year-old Spears recently recorded demo tracks in Nashville but has yet to land a label.
Still, the sessions mark the first attempt for Spears to get back into the entertainment game since she and fiancé Casey Aldridge welcomed Maddie last June.
While the Spears family declined to comment on Jamie Lynn’s new venture, she did tell the Associated Press in 2002 that crooning was in her future.
“I’ll probably do a lot of acting first, then go to singing,” she said, “but I am going to definitely sing someday. So when I do start singing, buy my album!”
[From E! Online]
Jamie Lynn has a lot of a options open to her still and if she’s able to sing at least partially well, someone will give her the chance. She definitely has name recognition factor and her album might sell based on that alone. We still don’t know if she can actually sing, but her bigger sister doesn’t have an incredible voice and gets by with lip synced performances and studio magic. Those kind of tricks don’t seem to work across all genres, and country may require some more authentic talent. Hopefully she has the chops for it although I doubt it.
Jamie Lynn and Maddie are shown out with Lynne Spears on 10/22/08. Credit: Jones, Symons, PacificCoastNews.com