Country music fans, whether you love her or you hate her, Jessica Simpson is here to stay! When asked on why people are so against the idea of her singing country she responded,
“I think just because my name
is attached to it. Or maybe they thought that I was just trying to
stomp on their ground for a little bit and see what I could do, and
then just go back and make another pop record. But I’m planning on
making country for the rest of my life, and I don’t want to go back to
that other world.”
She’s also very proud of the new album.
“It’s a spiritual thing for me,
like ‘I know God has a plan and a purpose.’ For the first time in my
life, I take a lot of pride in my talent and in the record I was able
to put together. With the writers, I felt comfortable opening up,
because the only way this opportunity was going to be a great one was
to be honest with myself and with them. If I want to be singing it for
the rest of my life onstage, I want it to be honest.”
American Idol contestants, Jewel, and even Bon Jovi have all found some level of success within the genre so it seems like country music fans are a pretty open-minded bunch…unless it comes to the Dixie Chicks, of course.