Jamie Lynn Spears is getting ready to release her debut EP, The Journey, which drops on May 27. The 23-year-old country singer is also getting ready to go on the road, where she'll be doing live performances in various cities around the country.
Despite her busy schedule, she took some time to sit down with Cambio to answer all of our burning questions about her album, her career and some other hard-hitting topics like who she'd want to snap a selfie with and, of course, her love for Frozen. Check it out.
Cambio: What made you decide to do country? Was country music big in your house growing up or was it something you discovered/pursued on your own?
Jamie Lynn Spears: My daddy was always a big country music person. He was always the one that just loved country music. It was a big part of our relationship growing up...and you know, I grew up in Louisiana, so it was just kind of a way of life.
C: Were you pulling all-nighters when you were working on the album?
JLS: No. I like to go in early in the morning and I like to be in bed early at night - I'm not a late night person, I like my sleep. But I definitely would get up early. I like to start really early, so probably like when normal people would just be getting up, I'm already in the studio...when you're a mom, you can't be pulling all-nighters.
C: Speaking of being a mom, what does your daughter (Maddie) think of the album?
JLS: She loves it! She's like 'mama, I don't understand why you only have one song out...why don't you have more songs out, I've heard so many of your songs.' I'm like 'baby that's not how it works...'
C: Did you sleep at all the night you released the Spotify sneak peek or were you up reading reviews?
JLS: I haven't looked at anything yet, I'm gonna wait until it comes out...because my fans have been, you know on Instagram and Twitter and stuff, I'm waiting on the feedback from my fans, because that's what matters to me. They've been SO supportive of me, I want to make them proud. I've been looking at all of my fan stuff and getting their reactions, but I haven't looked at anything on the internet yet because I just really care about my fans.
C: You're so active on social media, always engaging with your fans, they must really love that...
JLS: They're ultimately the reason I get to do what I do and I want to keep it as intimate and make them feel like they're just as much a part of it as I am.
C: What's your favorite social media site?
JLS: I like Instagram the best, it's a lot easier. You post a picture with the caption and it's simple. I love that. It's a lot more simple and that's good for me.
C: Where were you the first time you heard "How Could I Want More" on the radio?
JLS: I was leaving a radio station and they played it and that was so weird, it was just like 'oh my gosh' cause I didn't know they were gonna do that. I got in my car to leave and I think we were in Florida and I was like oh my gosh, it sounds so different. Even though you've heard it a million times, it's so different when it's on the radio.
C: If you could choose, would you collaborate with Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood and why?
JLS: I would love to collaborate with all of them, I really would. I would love to write with Taylor Swift, I would love to sing with Carrie Underwood and I would love to watch Hunter Hayes play a guitar because he's so talented.
C: Do you get nervous to go on stage or are you used to it from Zoey 101?
JLS: No, no...Everyone's like 'it's good to be nervous' and I'm like 'no, you don't understand how nervous I am.' I get so nervous every time I go on stage.
C: Do you have a pre-performance ritual that you do?
JLS: I say like so many Our Fathers and Hail Mary's before I go on stage, I say them like a trillion times before I walk on stage.
C: OK, now for some fun stuff...If you could snap a selfie with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?
JLS: Um...that's really hard. I would like to take a selfie with Elvis because his face was gorgeous and yeah...I would like to take a selfie with him.
C: Do you have a favorite song to sing in the car?
JLS: It's "Let It Go" from the Frozen soundtrack. Me and Maddie sing the soundtrack on the way to school and after school and stuff, so 'Let It Go' and 'Do You Wanna Build a Snowman,' I think I know all the words.
C: Who's a bigger Frozen fan, you or Maddie?
JLS: It's gotta be a tie, we're both pretty in love with Frozen.
C: Do you have a guilty pleasure TV show?
JLS: :::Laughing::: I watch the ID channel it's like all of those crime mystery shows. You know, all of these murder mysteries and all that kind of stuff, I sit down and I can binge watching all of that stuff.
C: Anything else you want to tell your fans?
JLS: I just want to make sure my fans check out the EP when it comes out because it's a really personal, vulnerable thing for me and I just hope they love it and I hope they really feel like they get to be a part of this so they get to know me better.
You can listen to Jamie Lynn's entire album on Spotify now through May 26 or you can head over to iTunes to pre-order before it's released on May 27.