PopWatch petition: The Jessica Simpson country album must be stopped!

Simpson_lPopWatch wanted to pretend that we never read about Jessica Simpson’s plans to release a country album in 2008, but news is so slow today that we’re actually gonna discuss it.

Simpson recently told Billboard.com that, "I am a country girl. I grew up in Texas, and country music was what I listened to. I always wanted to make a country album, but I wanted to wait until the time was right." A couple thoughts:

1) Is the time "right" because her pop career has flatlined and her movie career will likely follow suit?

2) Country music fans typically don’t take kindly to someone using their airwaves as a last resort. They need to believe you mean it. Speaking for myself: I accept Kid Rock because Hank Williams Jr. does. Jon Bon Jovi earned cred by dueting with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, and teaming for one of CMT’s best Crossroads concerts. Kelly Clarkson is BFFs with her duet partner, Reba McEntire, and can sing the hell out of any Reba tune, and Reba knows it.

Jessica Simpson flubbing idol Dolly Parton’s "9 to 5" at the taping of the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors just does not sound promising. And yes, Simpson is pals with Willie Nelson, but I saw Dukes of Hazzard, and it sucked so that connection is null and void.

Who— besides deejays wanting the opportunity to ogle Simpson in person—is eager to hear this album? And how can we stop it from happening?

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you Mandi for pointing out the “time is right” comment. She cannot come back and claim her country roots because her last pop album flopped.

  • Bear

    I still can’t fathom why anyone cares about Jessica Simpson anymore. Back when she was actually singing it made sense; but after all the playing stupid and prancing around in bikinis and basically de-valuing her own self…I just don’t see it. WHY does anyone continue to care? Anyways, her country thing is a ploy, all country fans will know it, and she’ll have another flop on her hands. End of story.

  • bb

    I’m sorry but Bon Jovi doesn’t cut it anymore, a whole album just went by that didn’t garner much of any hit (even a duet with Leann Rhimes didn’t do it).
    As for Kelly Clarkson? Country Radio would play her, she actually has some drawl, (and can sing the sh*t out of a Reba tune)

  • GeeMoney

    Maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on the girl…. her popularity waned due to 1)divorcing Nick Lachey 2) making terrible movies and 3) making bad albums. Honestly, she’s just trying to salvage her flailing career.
    However…. I do think that everyone is sick of her and this album won’t take off. But you should at least give the girl credit for trying.

  • B Ro

    If she does put out an album, I have an idea for a potential song right up her alley. It should be called “My Daddy Is Creepy” and the lyrics should come naturally.

  • Country fan

    I am SO with you on this one!!! And may I add another name to the blackball list? Jewel!!!!
    Two pop has-beens who think that they can put a fiddle on a song and it’s country and they will have careers back. I’m not buying it!!!!!!

  • ann

    Which of the Simpson girls is less talented? I’ve never understood how they got so far. “Creepy Daddy” has some connections!

  • ann

    Which of the Simpson girls is less talented? I’ve never understood how they got so far. “Creepy Daddy” has some connections!

  • jane

    I know she sucks, has no talent and is kinda of a hasbeen now. But i actually like her shoe and handbag line when i see them at Norstrome. I think it is better looking then Paris and all the other pop stars fashion lines.

  • mari

    oh my gosh. she is such a media whore. her music career sucks. As for her handbags and shoes they are knocks off of steve madden

  • mari

    oh my gosh. she is such a media whore. her music career sucks. As for her handbags and shoes they are knocks off of steve madden

  • Levente

    As a born and raised Tennessee girl currently living in Texas, I can say that a majority of Texas people can’t stand her because of her nonsense relationship with Tony Romo and her dumb pink cowboys jersey… and generally Tennesseans don’t think much of her either. Bring on the album- it’s going to be laughable. She used to have one of the better voices, but now she over sings (probably thanks to something Daddy suggested) and there’s no passion there.

  • Confidential

    She is one of those people that has a great natural singing ability but has nothing to say. Its a shame because Rihanna, Britney and a few others would love those vocal chops…

  • Confidential

    Oh yeah and lets not forget the queen of inability of singing Jennifer Lopez. I think if she woke up one morning and could sings notes the way her husband and Jessica can she’d just about give birth right there on the spot!

  • Elizabeth

    Where can I sign and add the comment “you’d be nowhere if it weren’t for your ex-husband”? Forget her father, if Nick didn’t let her tag along on the 98 Degrees tours (and her set was horrible), and there wasn’t “Newlyweds”, she’d be running the zoo concert circuit. Where’s Toby Keith to read her the country music riot act when you need him?

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