Jessica Simpson has broken the record for highest debuting solo artist on Billboard’s country singles charts. Her song “Come On Over”, which was thrust upon country radio last week, appeared on the charts at #41. So, uh, that’s…pretty impressive. #41. That’s up there. Right. Oh, Jessica.
After her last pop album bombed, and her movies began to go straight-to-DVD, Jessica (with the aid of her Svengali dad, Joe Simpson) decided to embrace her Texan roots. She’s cut a country album. Ok, it’s totally a last ditch effort to retain her fame and fortune but Tony Romo won’t do a reality show with her!
“I got chills and butterflies in my stomach,” Simpson said about hearing her song on country radio for the first time. “It felt like the first time I heard myself on the radio when I was 19. Country is where my heart is. It’s refreshing to share something that feels so close to home. I am so honored to become a part of the country community.”
And if this doesn’t work, you’re going to see her trying to find Timbaland and Dr. Dre, putting cornrows in her hair, and cutting a hip-jop album. “Seriously, you guys, the ghetto is where my heart is…I’m head bitch in charge up in this piece!”
Her country album drops in the fall, and she’s currently in Nashville at her first CMA festival. Don’t believe the hype, country fans! She’s using your asses!
More photos of country crooner Jessica Simpson after the jump.