Jessica's country songs are not that bad. Honestly, I know all of you have heard worse. Here is the problem. She tries too hard. "I don't know what your perception is of Jessica Simpson or what tabloid you buy, but I just want you to know that I'm just a girl from Texas; I'm just like you. I'm doing what I love and dating a boy."
You know? Who says that stuff? She also made it a point to dedicate a song to Tony Romo who was there, and even tried to talk with more of an accent than she normally does. I think the problem she is having is that country fans are not ignorant and know when they are being played. Pimpa and Jessica are trying to force the idea that Jessica has always been country and the fans aren't buying it.
Another issue was although Jessica was opening for Sara Evans, she actually played AFTER Kellie Pickler and the fans were pissed about that because Kellie is more popular and has been a country singer longer. Plus there isn't anyone on this planet who doubts Kellie's country roots. And in full disclosure, Kellie is my buddy and so I kind of tend to stick up for her.
As one fan put it, "Just because she's dating Tony Romo it doesn't make her country." Tell that to Jessica who as often as possible wears something with the Dallas Cowboy logo on it. I'm surprised she hasn't tattooed the damn star on her forehead and changed her name to Patsy. She will do anything to be accepted. I also get the feeling that Tony Romo is expendable and if some guy with more country credentials popped up that she would run faster than Kim Kardashian after a guy with a wallet.