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Jessica Simpson song gets feature treatment

Monday, August 18, 2008 – Jessica Simpson's Top 20 hit single, Come On Over, will be the featured track in all of ABC's on-air promotion spots running in advance of the television special CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock airing Sept. 8. Filmed in Nashville, the special will be hosted by Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler and Julianne Hough. Featured performers include Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Bucky Covington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Hill, Hough, Alan Jackson, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Swift, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Dwight Yoakam.

ABC's promotional spots begin airing August 18. This year marked Simpson's first CMA Music Festival experience during which she signed for fans and came out to watch the nightly concerts, which makes being a part of this ABC promotion even more special for the Texas native. "I've gone back to my roots and come on over to country music," comments Simpson. "I just couldn't be more thrilled for Come On Over to be a part of this amazing night of country music."

Simpson has been on the road playing select fairs/festivals and visiting radio in support of her country debut, "Do You Know," out Sept. 9 on Epic/Columbia Nashville.

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