June 29, 2008
Reading this has me thinking deep thoughts today:
Jessica Simpson has booked an appearance during the Country Thunder USA festival in Twin Lakes, Wis., in what her representatives say is her first full concert since shifting from pop music into country.
The music on her first country album, due this fall, will represent her truthfully — at least at an emotional level.
“Most of the music is from real-life experiences,” she said. “I can’t sing about something that I haven’t gone through. I can’t make you fall in love with that song if I can’t relate to it.”
A Modest Proposal:
For every pop star that crosses over to country, we get to send a country star over to pop. The proverbial scale needs to be balanced. It’s long time that country music got something out of this deal.
So, thank you for Jessica Simpson, pop. Here’s Taylor Swift.
Welcome to country music, Bon Jovi. So long, Rascal Flatts!
Make yourself at home, Jewel. Happy trails, Bucky Covington!
This could work out pretty well in the end. Any other trades we should make?