Jessica Simpson has already scored one hit from her first country album, “Do You Know,” in the form of “Come On Over.” But there are several other potential winners here, particularly the slow-burning “Might As Well Be Making Love,” which has shades of Faith Hill’s powerful belting, and the autobiographical “Pray Out Loud,” which nods to the rootsy charm of the Dixie Chicks.
Elsewhere, Simpson offers comfort to a victim of domestic abuse on “Remember That” and sings with Dolly Parton on the title track, which Parton penned. “I look in the mirror and I know I’m doing the right thing with my career and my life,” Simpson says. “It’s a great place of comfort.”
And early skepticism aside, Simpson feels like she’s found a home. “I did a lot in the pop world and I had a great time doing it, but this just feels so much easier,” she says. “There’s a lot of soul in country and while I was making this album I discovered that. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else, to be honest with you.”