Simpson, go home
Mike Sudhalter | June 24, 2008
Jessica Simpson thinks Nashville is a weigh-station on her way back to a successful pop career. Her country debut, "Come On Over," is mediocre at best, and it proves that Simpson has no business in the genre. The only thing that makes her mildly country is the fact that she was raised in Texas.
Hey, at least, she could have picked a more original song title. The title she chose was already performed by Shania Twain, although it's a different song.
It's not that Simpson has changed much of her act to become country. Sadly, Nashville has changed so much that the lines between country and pop are so blurred that few will notice or care that the former pop star has gone country.
Former pop artists like Jewel, Darius Rucker and Michelle Branch of The Wreckers, have contributed positively to country music, and they can all be taken seriously as artists. Simpson, not so much.