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For Jessia Simpson, next stop is Grand Ole Opry

Thursday, September 4, 2008 – Jessica Simpson's next stop is the Grand Ole Opry, where she'll be making her televised debut on the historic stage this Saturday, Sept. 6. Opry Live airs on GAC at 8 p.m. Central. Joining country music legend Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless and newcomer Crystal Shawanda for a Ladies Night themed evening, Simpson will perform her current hit single, Come On Over and Remember That from her soon-to-be-released album, "Do You Know."

"I'm incredibly honored to be singing here ... on this stage which has such a rich and amazing history," said Simpson. "I get chill bumps just thinking about it."

After the Opry, the Texas native is headed straight to New York City to celebrate the release of her country album on Sept. 9. To kick off release week, Simpson is performing on Good Morning America's Fall Concert Series (Sept. 9), The View ( Sept. 11), Late Show with David Letterman (Sept. 11), The CBS Early Show (Sept. 16) and Rachael Ray (Sept. 17). Simpson will then be back on the road playing select fairs and festivals through the end of the summer, with the next tour date at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sept. 20

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