Published November 09, 2011
Jamie Lynn Spears has finally resurfaced.
The former star of “Zoey 101” -- which ended after Spears got pregnant at all of 16 -- has popped up on a Nashville music stage after having blinked off the entertainment world radar in 2008 following the birth of her daughter.
Spears, 20, took the stage at The Rutledge live music venue on Monday night and played a set of original songs.
The audience was reportedly packed with an assortment of Spears’ friends and relatives, including her grandmother and parents. Country singer Pam Tillis was also in the crowd. (Spears’ big sister Britney is on tour and skipped the show.)
“I am so emotional tonight,” Spears’ mom, Lynne, told People.com, after the performance. Her father, Jamie, added that “We are so proud of her.”
Spears, a single mom, moved to Nashville, with her daughter two years ago in an effort to jump-start a country music career.
In April, reports surfaced that Spears was on the verge of debuting her first single, with hopes of releasing a full country-pop album down the road.
She stirred up controversy in 2007 when she announced that she was pregnant.
Critics charged that she was glamorizing teen pregnancy.