Jessica Simpson’s Country Record Due in 2008

Jessica Simpson’s country album will be released sometime in 2008 on Columbia Nashville, according to Billboard. She tells the magazine she’s been collaborating with Nashville songwriters, and that because she’s from Texas, she grew up listening to country music and has always wanted to make a country album. In the article, she cites Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire as inspirations.