Regaining the ‘Zoey 101’ Magic


Jamie Lynn Spears answered Billboard’s 20 questions about her early influences, upcoming tasks and also exactly how Britney once aided her overcome her music anxieties.

The signature tune rebirth adhered to a Zoey 101 cast reunion on All That earlier this year that was met a cascade of exhilaration on social networks. That occasion was adhered to by See it Initial: The Follow Me (Zoey 101) Experience, a worldwide livestream event on Sunday (Oct. 25) that proceeded the review the collection.

As Jamie Lynn Spears reviews the power of Zoey 101 and also expects even more brand-new songs– along with reprising her duty in the Netflix collection Sweet Magnolias– she addressed Billboard’s 20 concerns regarding her early impacts, upcoming jobs and just how Britney when aided her conquered her music anxieties.

1. What’s the initial opus that you bought for yourself, as well as what was the medium?

It was a Shania Twain CD, Come On Over. The one that had “That Don’t Impress Me Much” on it, and I utilized to change the lyrics with “So you assume you’re Britney Spears?

2. What was the very first performance you saw?

That’s complicated, due to the fact that I expanded up going to my sister’s shows– I do not truly bear in mind a performance prior to her. The first one I actually keep in mind was the one where she was opening up for * NSYNC as well as she had on this silver top as well as this silver pant and also she had her stomach out, as well as people were like “Oh my god, that’s so outrageous” and I just remember thinking “My sibling looks fantastic and also she remains in an actual show doing a real concert!”.

3. How did your parents shape your music preference?

They have really various taste in music, so I assume that that was vital. It made me enjoy and also value all music.

4. That made you realize you could be a musician full-time?

I would certainly state that my sister showed me that it was feasible. We lived in, you recognize, Podunk Kentwood, Louisiana, and also she desired something negative enough to go after it.

5. What goes to the top of your professional pail list?

And also not just for a task that I was a component of, however something I was a part of producing on the back end– like songwriting on the music side, or creating on the Television side. I simply assume that would certainly be something that I would actually, truly like– I imply certainly, who would not desire that?

6. Exactly how did your hometown/city form who you are?

Oh, it’s every little thing. Individuals that sustained me and also still sustain me as well as keep me grounded– and now they’re doing that for my youngsters, and I believe that’s the reason that I returned and also I desire to elevate my youngsters there, due to the fact that it maintains me straightforward. My home town maintains my actually sincere.

7. What’s the last tune you paid attention to?

” Follow Me (Zoey 101)”– it really is. I had to sing it concerning 400 times the other day!

8. If you could see any kind of artist together, dead or alive, who would it be?

I actually wished to see Royal prince. That’s somebody I didn’t reach see.

9. What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen happen in the group of one of your collections?

One time while were shooting Zoey 101, and also Matthew Undergrowth (that played Logan Reese) had just obtained his license … as well as he trashed his BMW on collection! It boggled the mind. It was pretty significant, and probably the craziest thing I’ve ever before seen.

10. Exactly how has the pandemic affected your creative thinking in 2020?

It’s been way up as well as way down. I get really, actually hyper-creative as well as intend to do every little thing; and also then I just obtain like, “Ugh, gosh, when am I going to have the ability to have my imaginative outlet, I just intend to rest below as well as binge-watch television.” I assume it’s been a rollercoaster however total, some of my best innovative things has possibly come from being alone and having time to be individual with my ideas.

11. What was it like to experience the Zoey 101 cast get-together?

It felt like I was kind of in a desire, yet it was outstanding to see everybody, and see everybody doing well. And the followers enjoyed it, which to me was the finest part– offering the followers that, what they’ve been desiring so very much.

12. What made you choose that it was time to tape-record a full-length, updated version of the signature tune?

Well, we never launched the initial song. And it came to be equally as prominent as the program did– individuals desired the song, the followers wanted the tune. Throughout this pandemic, I assume a whole lot of individuals were reaching back for their childhood years programs and convenience television, as well as I intended to provide something to hold them over while we’re servicing the reboot as well as also type of examination the waters regarding what the reboot would certainly look like.

The tune is a fantastic example for what the reboot will certainly be, by marrying the initial Zoey with today’s generations. Making both the old followers and also the new followers happy, and also making it something positive, that discuss integrating as people while additionally simply being pleased and hemming and haw– I believe this song actually covers every one of that.

13. Just how much do you anticipate your focus to be on music in 2021 and also beyond?

Whether I’m composing songs independently or whether I am around doing it publicly, songs is a significant component of my everyday life. I’m an innovative individual as well as now, the innovative electrical outlets that I’ve been able to have actually have been Sweet Magnolias as well as this track and also reboot, which has been really enjoyable due to the fact that I’ve been able to have both songs and also acting. So I assume for me, songs is always there– it’s practically having the moment to do it as well as do it properly.

14. What are your memories of hearing the Zoey 101 signature tune, which was co-written by your huge sister Britney, for the very first time?

I simply bear in mind being like really happy hearing myself on a full track. Can you picture being 12 years old and hearing on your own on a totally created track?

15. What’s your karaoke go-to?

” Fancy,” Reba McEntire.

16. What movie, or song, always makes you sob?

Steel Magnolias.

17. What television series have you viewed right via multiple times?

Probably Parks and also Rec as well as The Golden Girls and also Bewitched … I saw Bewitched a number of times, even the ones in black-and-white.

18. What’s one point that even your most committed followers do not find out about you?

Hmm. One thing they might not recognize concerning me is that I’m additionally a songwriter for other musicians. I co-wrote the song “I Got The Child” by Jana Kramer, which won NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Organization International) and also BMI Awards.

19. If you were not a musician, what would certainly you be?

I ‘d such as to be a meteorologist … ’cause I’m really scared of tornadoes, and also meteorologists get to remain in a big studio each time there’s a hurricane, and I feel like that’s the best place to be. I’m truly unafraid of anything … other than when it comes to a tornado. I obtain the drinks and also I go hide in the closet. In my new house, I’m actually mosting likely to construct myself a little risk-free room for the hurricanes since I’m just so deathly terrified of them. But truthfully, I love whatever to do with the weather, so I assume that ‘d be a dream task.

20. What’s one item of advice you would certainly offer to your younger self?

Appreciate it, as well as stop being so hard on yourself. Have fun as well as just do what you feel you want to do, you understand? Count on your intestine and have a good time.

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