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Sony-Nashvile Ditches Simpson

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Singer Jessica Simpson has been quietly dropped from her new country label home, Sony Nashville, Us Magazine reported.

Formerly a pop singer, Simpson surprised many of her fans last year when she decided to pursue a country music career, saying at the time that "I am a country girl. I grew up in Texas, and country music was what I listened to."

Well, the best laid plans of mice and pop singers often go awry and while her country album debuted at #1 on the Billboard country charts, its only shifted about 170,000 units since it dropped in February.

Her live performances opening for Rascal Flatts this year have been less than stellar too and she reportedly has tangled, or entirely forgotten lyrics. She also took a pass on the Academy of Country Music Awards, despite having announced the nominees for the show at an event earlier this year.

Simpson's publicist told Us Magazine that Simpson was still connected to Epic Records. "She was on loan to Sony Nashville for her country album." The rep went on to add that Simpson "is and has always been an Epic artist, she continues to be on Epic's label." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers