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Jessica Simpson kicks it up country style with her new single, “Come on Over.”
Access Hollywood
updated 5/28/2008 4:55:49 PM ET 2008-05-28T20:55:49

Jessica Simpson is taking a turn from her pop roots and kicking it up country style with her new single, “Come on Over.”

“I am a country girl,” she told Billboard in December. “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.”

On the new single, Jessica sings in a southern twang, “Just come on over/I need you now/I need you bad/I need you baby looking just like that.”

As for some of her country inspirations, Jessica said she admires the work of Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire.

Jessica’s as-yet-untitled album is expected to drop in the fall, according to her rep.

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