Jessica Simpson was never just another pop princess, and she comes by her country roots, naturally. A product of the Christian music scene, her music originally was an infusion of pop, R&B and soul, and the message it delivered was consistent with her own firmly held beliefs.
Back in Richardson, she came to the attention of the head of a small Christian music label who heard her sing an a cappella version of Amazing Grace at Church camp. She worked on her first album for three years, but before it was launched the label folded. Her grandmother stepped in and paid to have the album pressed and released. Undaunted, and accompanied by her father who had become her manager, Jessica made a name for herself on the Christian Youth Conference circuit where she performed before large audiences and sold her albums after the show. Word of the little girl with the big voice spread throughout the industry and she was approached by Sony. After receiving guarantees that she would not be turned into another pop princess clone, she signed.¹
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