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Jessica Simpson set for Sept. 9 country debut

Monday, July 14, 2008 – Jessica Simpson will release her debut country album, "Do You Know?" on Sept. 9. Produced by Brett James and John Shanks, Simpson co-wrote all but three of the tracks, including her current Top 25 hit single, "Come On Over." SonyBMG Records had said the CD would be out in September, but never gave a release date until now.

The pop star recorded the disc in Nashville. "Every single song is a piece of my heart...who I am," said Simpson. "I'm not what everybody thinks that I am. Believe it or not, I'm a simple country girl. I might buy expensive shoes, but I'm definitely a simple country girl, and this album will hopefully give people a sense of who Jessica is again."

Dolly Parton lends her vocals to the title track. "It's such a great song," said Simpson. "I'm so blessed to be able to sing with her on it ... she is so much a part of me finding myself as an artist."

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