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Jessie James veers country

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – Jessie James is going country.

Show Dog - Universal Music partnered with Mercury/IDJ to release the country pop song When You Say My Name, out Jan. 31 via iTunes.

"I remember hearing a demo on Jessie a few years ago and being very impressed with what a big voice she had for such a young girl," said Mark Wright, President Show Dog - Universal Music. "I followed up, only to find that Mercury in New York had signed her. I was so excited to hear from my friend and colleague David Massey at Mercury that Jessie had always considered herself a country artist and would I consider joining forces with him to launch her into the country market. I am proud that SDU and Mercury/IDJ can jointly bring you this exciting, new, soon-to-be superstar."

"It was an honor to work with such a legend like Mark Wright," said James. "Everything came together so easily and so natural with him. He is such a fun guy and we had a blast making this record. I'm glad to have the support of him and the Show Dog-Universal Music staff, they've become like family to me."

James released her debut in 2009. Wanted was one of three songs released from the disc and the only one to chart.

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