Jennette McCurdy Gets Country Cool on Her 'Not That Far Away' EP

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For the past three years, Jennette McCurdy has been acting alongside Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay's best friend, Sam. Now, following in the footsteps of her Nickelodeon co-star, the California native has released her first EP 'Not That Far Away,' which showcases Jennette's passion for country music.

When so many of Jennette's peers are going the pop route, some may wonder why the 18-year-old is drawn to country. For her, it's simple. "It's always been my favorite," she explains. "I found that I could relate to it more than any other genre and I felt like it was so honest. It told stories like nothing else and it spilled everything right out on the table."

She adds: "There's hardly a country song that plays that doesn't make you smile and want to dance or want to make you have a tear trickling down your cheek, so for country music to evoke those kinds of emotions, I guess that's what drew me towards it."

Super fans of the 18-year-old singer/actress have already heard most of the songs on her EP as they were released earlier this year as a part of a campaign where fans could vote for Jennette's first single. But in the end, 'Not That Far Away,' a song about growing up and moving on, was the overwhelming favorite and got the full video treatment from the iCarly star.
Watch the entire 'Not That Far Away' video below and score Jennette's debut EP on iTunes now. What do you think of JM's country tunes? Is there room for another star in the genre? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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