Nick JonasNick Jonas kicked off his first tour outside of the Jonas Brothers with a hometown show in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 2. However, Nick Jonas and the Administration, the 17-year-old's new side band, had the full backing of brothers Kevin and Joe, who watched and cheered him on. "My brothers were there to support me for the first night," Nick tells PopEater from the tour's third stop in Nashville, Tenn. "I knew they were there. It made for a good and comfortable environment."

Still, having his brothers watch and not play the songs was unusual at first. "Being up on the stage, there definitely was a moment when I realized that this was a lot different to anything I'd done in the past," Nick says. But he rose to the occasion and flew with it. "It was time to take that energy and do my best."