Jessica Simpson Starts Work on Country Album
The Major Movie Star actress heads back into the studio
Jessica Simpson is getting back to her roots.
The singer, 27, has begun recording a country album in Nashville, Billboard reports.
“I am a country girl,” she told the magazine. “I grew up in Texas, and country music was what I listened to. I always wanted to wait until the time was right.”
So why now? Simpson’s recent movie efforts have sputtered, with her Blonde Ambition getting only a limited theatrical release and 2006’s Employee of the Month failing to find a large audience. Her last pop CD, 2006’s A Public Affair, also underperformed.
Simpson – who’s now dating Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo – added that she’ll pen some of the songs for the new project.
“Writing is a release for me,” she said. “It’s a way for me to tell my story. That’s not to say I wouldn’t record a song that I didn’t write. It’s just that it has been a while since I have opened the book.”