Jamie Lynn Spears all set to prove herself

Los Angeles: Jamie Lynn is proud of her sister and pop star Britney Spears` achievements, but now she is all set to carve a niche for herself as a singer.

The 23-year-old, who released her debut album "The Journey" this week, likes being associated with Britney but she wants to build a name of her own, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I`m proud of my sister. She`s worked hard to become extremely successful. It makes me proud, but it also gives me an outlet to prove who I am as a person and what I love," said Jamie.

"For the past few years, I`ve been writing, working with different people, demoing songs, and really trying to figure out what the exact sound I wanted to put out there. My fans have been so supportive, and have been so patient for me to get the music to them ... I just want to connect with them, and them to get a grasp of who I am as an artist," she added.

The budding singer, who made her debut single with "How Could I Want More", said that her love of country songs is deep rooted in her childhood when she was growing up in Louisiana.

Jamie, who has a five-year-old daughter Maddie from her relationship with Casey Aldridge, said that she inherited her appreciation of the genre from her dad James Spears.

"My first musical memories would have to be with my daddy at the dirt bike track. He loved Merle Haggard and all the greats. I love Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty - especially the duets they had together. I am a big Patsy Cline fan, but I also love Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson," said Jamie, who is currently married to businessman Jamie Watson.

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