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Jamie Lynn Spears Releases New Single Ahead Of TLC Special

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Rising country artist and singer-songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears releases catchy new single “Sleepover” that will have you turning the volume up and singing along instantly. The single is available nationwide today on iTunes and Spotify.

The mid-tempo song tells the story of wanting an old-fashioned relationship and taking it slow, saying that “this ain’t no sleepover.” Teaming up with co-writers Liz Rose, Tina Parol and Corey Crowder, “Sleepover” showcases Jamie Lynn’s vocal and writing abilities proving that she is a rising talent in the country genre.

“‘Sleepover’ has really set the tone for my next chapter as an artist,” says Spears. “Sometimes I forget that I’m only 25 years old so I wanted to embrace that. We as women can be mothers and wives, but we can still be confident, sexy and flirty. ‘Sleepover’ really helped me understand that side of me more.”


As well as releasing her new single, Jamie Lynn will star in a one hour TLC special on Sun., June 26th at 10/9c. Jamie Lynn Spears: When The Lights Go Out will take fans into her everyday life showing her as a mother and as a country artist.

After taking a break to raise her daughter back home in Louisiana, Jamie Lynn started her career in country music. Her official country music debut came in the form of country ballad “How Could I Want More.” The intensely personal lyrics mixed with a simple song production portrays Jamie Lynn as wise beyond her 25 years. Most recently, Jamie Lynn co-wrote Jana Kramer’s hit single “I Got The Boy.” The single was an amazing success for Jana Kramer as well as for Jamie Lynn receiving RIAA’s Gold Certification in February 2016.


Jamie Lynn Spears on Motherhood, Marriage and Overcoming the ‘Teen Mom’ Label

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With her hit Nickelodeon series having just wrapped, Jamie Lynn Spears’ star was at its brightest in 2007 – until a positive pregnancy test changed everything.

“It was scary – I couldn’t believe it,” Spears, now 25, tells PEOPLE of the home test results she received in a BP gas station bathroom.

Sixteen at the time, Spears and her “first love,” then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge, kept the baby news under wraps, sharing it with close family in the fall before going public in December 2007.

Like many teenagers, Spears was preoccupied by how her parents would react. “My biggest concern was, ‘Oh my goodness, I need to tell my mother and father and my family,'” she says.

The Zoey 101 starlet also felt the pressures of her post as a role model. “I was on a Nickelodeon show, so I felt responsible for what these young girls were gonna think looking up to me,” she says. “I put myself in an adult situation, so I needed to handle it like an adult. My age was never an excuse for me.”

But Spears felt a greater responsibility to her unborn child. Having been in the public eye since her big sister Britney broke out in the late-’90s, she decided to take a respite from the spotlight and sequestered herself away in her Mississippi home.

“I needed to step away from the noise of the world and just focus on growing up and becoming the best mother,” says Spears, now 25, who will share her story in the TLC documentary Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out, airing at 10/9c on June 26.

Spears gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann on June 19, 2008. Then two years later, she and Maddie’s dad split.

“We tried to do the right thing, but it ultimately wasn’t the right thing for our forever,” says Spears of her split from Aldridge. “It just wasn’t the the healthiest situation for any of us. So accepting that and moving forward and working on myself allowed me to be open to finding the right person.”

Mr. Right turned out to be businessman Jamie Watson, whom Spears began dating in 2010 after her breakup.

While Spears found love after becoming a mother, she also found her voice – because she became a mother.

“When you have to be strong, not only for yourself but for someone else, you grow a whole other layer of skin,” she says. “That strength comes from being a mother.”

Shortly after giving birth, Spears reevaluated her career.

“As you get older, you’re able to say, ‘What is the real channel that I want?’ And that’s where music made the most sense for me.'”

Seeking creative sanctuary in Nashville, Spears discovered a passion for country music working with the songwriting community, calling those formative years “like college for me.” Indeed, in 2013, Spears and her sister recorded a country-song, “Chillin’ with You,” for her sister’s eponymous album; a year later, she released her debut EP, The Journey.

Also in 2014, Spears and Watson, 33, said I Do in New Orleans, with daughter Maddie by her side as flower girl.

“She’s got such a sweet little heart,” says Spears of her daughter, now 8. “I feel like I’ve raised her with a lot of honesty, but I’ve also raised her with a lot of love. She’s a very happy, content little girl, and there’s nothing more a parent could ask for. That’s my most proud accomplishment out of anything and always will be.”

Even so, Spears acknowledges her daughter has grown up with some perks having a famous mom and aunt: like attending the recent Billboard Music Awards, where Aunt Britney performed a medley of hits and was honored with the Icon Award.

“She’s just like any other little kid [would be in that situation],” says Spears. “She’s like, ‘Hey, am I gonna get to see Fifth Harmony?’ or ‘Oh my gosh, Ariana Grande is gonna be here!’

“But we keep her really grounded about that,” Spears adds. “As long as you remind your kids to be humble and appreciated; that’s really important.”

As Spears settles into life with a family of three, she has also found major success as a songwriter: Last year, “I Got the Boy,” a track she co-wrote for country breakout Jana Kramer, peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Then, in March, she made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, performing new music, including new single “Sleepover,” due Friday.

No matter where her blooming career takes her, though, Spears has her priorities in line.

“When I’m not working, I’m being a mom and a wife,” she says. “I hope to be on a big piece of land, surrounded by the people I love, doing what I love.”

And these days, what she does largely depends on Maddie’s schedule.

“It’s a different story every day,” she says. “Today we have her softball pictures!”

Eight years after putting her fame on hold, Spears has a has a strong sense of identity and – with her TLC special – is ready to tell the world she’s more than Britney Spears’ little sister, a one-time child star and a teen mom.

“Most people aren’t introduced to the world as a young child; you don’t know what they were doing when they were 11,” says Spears. “It’s the right time to bridge that gap so people who knew me as a young girl now get to meet me as an artist and an adult for the first time.”

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game Hits a Home Run in It’s 26th Year

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It was a homerun for the 26th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, which saw more than 30 music and sports stars step up to the plate to strike out cancer at First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Team iHeart Country and Team Opry ended in a tie game with a final score of 18 to 18.

Country Music icon Trisha Yearwood led with the national anthem before Lauren Alaina, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, The Bobby Bones Show, Bucky Covington, Jessie James Decker, Charles Esten, Nick Fradiani, Vince Gill, Mickey Guyton, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, A Thousand Horses, Tristan McIntosh, Bret Michaels, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Jamie Lynn Spears, Mark Wills, Brett Young and former Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito took to the field to strike out cancer. The Crook and Chase Countdown’s Lorianne Crook and WSM’s Bill Cody emceed and offered play-by-plays for the thousands of fans in attendance.

The fan favorite game didn’t disappoint, as the bats came alive for both teams throughout the high scoring game.  Memorable moments on the field included multiple inside the park homeruns, double plays, and some crazy antics leading to tying the score up at 18 in the final inning.

The City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, a 26-year tradition during CMA Music Festival, celebrated its first quarter century in Nashville as it honored the game’s founder, music industry veteran Bruce Hinton. The “Champion of Hope Award” was presented to Hinton by President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group, Scott Borchetta, for his significant contributions to the event over its quarter century history.

While neither team can walk away with bragging rights this year, it is the patients at City of Hope who are the real winners with more than $200,000 raised for cancer research.

Thousands of fans packed the ballpark to catch the action and antics on the field. Before the first pitch was thrown, the crowds cheered wildly as 8-year old City of Hope patient Aaron Yniguez, who received lifesaving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia more than three years ago at City of Hope, and his genetically matched, life-saving stem cell donor Yolanda Nava, a Southwest® Airlines Employee from Arlington, Texas, traveled to meet on the pitcher’s mound for the very first time.

Bone marrow transplants offer a second chance for people with life-threatening blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies. Since 1976, more than 13,000 patients from virtually every state and dozens of countries have undergone bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplants at City of Hope. Support from the Nashville community and its country music artists directly benefit City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Those unable to attend the game can still support City of Hope. A variety of unique merchandise including game-worn jerseys signed by the players, and experiences including meet-and-greets with the hottest artists, will be available for bid at The proceeds will benefit City of Hope’s mission to eradicate cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Jamie Lynn Spears Surprised by Sister at Opry

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Jamie Lynn Spears was surprised this week by her big sister Britney and brother Bryan right before taking the stage at the Opry. Britney gave the sweetest introduction for her sister.

Jamie Lynn went on to sing her debut single “How Could I Want More” as well as sneak preview of new music.

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