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Jamie Lynn Spears: Country 101

| Thursday, April 24, 2014

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A hot new country music artist comes to Legends on Friday. Jokes. Jamie Lynn Spears comes to Legends on Friday at 10 p.m. She is young though, and she has recorded a country music song, so I was not being entirely facetious.

She literally has just the one song out. Her debut album has not dropped yet. So what will she be singing in concert? Only one way to find out.The one single we can be sure she will sing is “How Could I Want More.” It’s a soft, sad, girly country song. It has the same theme as Taylor Swift’s “The Way I Loved You,” but is much less catchy. The song is about a girl who has a nice boyfriend, but their relationship lacks passion. You don’t have to worry about it being overplayed to the point of exhaustion pre-concert, because, really, where are you going to be hearing it? The song is not particularly irritating, so give it a listen beforehand so you can sing along. Why not?

Jamie Lynn probably also will sing a cover of her sister Britney’s “Chillin’ With You.” The song is a sister duet from her most recent album “Britney Jean.” We Notre Dame kids do love siblings and celebrating them, so check this song out. The message of the song is quite deep and is difficult to summarize with only a few words. Luckily, the title already does that. It’s about how when Britney and Jamie get together, they are “chillin’.” And often times, they drink some red wine. Other than those two songs, I am sure we can depend upon a lot of country and Britney covers. In my experience, college kids love covers and washed-up teen has-beens. This is probably going to be a really fun concert. Legend’s knows us better than we know ourselves. I never would have asked for the younger Spears to come to campus, but am I going to have a great time at that concert? You bet. I think everyone should go. Even if she isn’t talented, popular or good in any sense, it’s an ironic way to spend a Friday night. And I live for irony.  Plus, this is the perfect way to kick off a weekend that will surely be closed out by Bret Michaels’ concert at Club Fever on Sunday. It’s going to be a funny weekend, and hopefully a fun one too.

    The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer.

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I'm a Junior English and Spanish major hailing from Lyons hall. I like to write fiction and poetry as well as my contributions to the Observer Scene section. If I had to summarize my life for someone who didn't know me I would say: my life is a series of awkward encounters. My passions include eating, napping, working out, lounging, and all other comfort fulfilling activities. I pride myself on being a great conversationalist, nearly great enough to make up for being such a mediocre dancer.

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