When MTV News went to visit Jessica Simpson on the set of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” she let it slip that she really wanted to hook up with someone special — for the movie’s soundtrack.
“I’ve been really inspired to write some country stuff,” she said. “It would be a lot of fun to step into the Shania Twain type of direction, just for the movie, just for fun. And I’m crossing my fingers to do something with Willie.”
That would be Willie Nelson, her co-star who plays Uncle Jesse to her Daisy Duke (see “On The ‘Hazzard’ Set With Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville” ). Simpson’s wish has since come true — her spokesperson has confirmed that the singer will indeed record a duet with the country music legend, whom Simpson calls “absolutely unbelievable.” There are no details yet about which song the two will tackle, or when they’ll record it.
There’s also no word on whether the song will also appear on Simpson’s next album, which she’s indicated could have a bit of country flavor as well (see “Jessica Simpson Planning Workout Video, Listening To Bjork For Inspiration” ). “I want to still keep it pop,” she said in December, “but steer left a little bit. Maybe I’ll put a little bit of country in there, maybe a little bit of jazz.”
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