Jessica Simpson Explains Why She’s Ditching Pop For Country

During an appearance on K-FROG 95.1 in Colton, California on Tuesday, talked about transitioning from pop to country music with her new single ‘Come On Over’.

“This is a pivotal moment in my career and my life,” Simpson said. “I feel I’ve kind of stepped over into new territory, but it feels so much at home for me. I really just wanted to showcase the talent that God has given me and I don’t believe that in pop music I ever had the chance to stand on two feet and stand firm and just feel comfortable and really just use what God has given me. Through country music and with the lyrics and it’s okay to do a ballad and it could be played on the radio, it doesn’t really happen in the pop world.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Jessica Simpson ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Ashlee’s Engagement

April 11, 2008 – Jessica Simpson spoke with Us Weekly after her sister Ashlee broke news she and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz are engaged. “My sister is overflowing with joy,” Jessica told the mag. “Pete is an incredible soul. They naturally bring out the best in each other. I couldn’t be happier.”

Jessica Simpson Hospitalized & Released After Kidney Infection

March 31, 2008 – People magazine has learned Jessica Simpson was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday after suffering a fever. There, it was learned the singer was suffering from a kidney infection. A rep for Simpson told the magazine that she “has been released and is doing fine.”

Jessica Simpson Promotes Kuwait MySpace Concert On ‘Today’

March 11, 2008 – Jessica Simpson appeared via satellite from Kuwait on the ‘Today’ show on Monday (March 10), where the singer talked about performing the Operation MySpace concert for the troops. “I haven’t really gotten a lot of sleep,” Simpson admitted. “[I’ve] been signing autographs, done a couple rehearsals and [am] just trying to show my support as much as I can.” Watch the interview below.

Jessica Simpson Trio Honored At Cosmo’s Fun And Fearless Male Awards

March 4, 2008 – Jessica Simpson’s current boyfriend Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo joined the singer’s ex-boyfriend and ‘Employee of The Month’ co-star Dane Cook, also linked to Simpson romantically, to be honored as Fun Fearless Males by Cosmopolitan magazine. Romo broke the ice when he joked about the situation while claiming his award at Monday’s luncheon. As Simpson looked on, Romo speculated about what made him qualify as Cosmo’s Fun, Fearless Male, saying: “Dane Cook, John Mayer … if you date Jessica Simpson, I guess.” Watch a report from ‘Access Hollywood’ below.

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