Jessica Simpson Planning a New Album & Tour

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Jessica Simpson is going to be booked and busy in 2024, as the singer is in the process of preparing a new album and tour for next year.

Speaking with Footwear News for a story published Tuesday, Simpson shared that she’s been working on new material in Nashville after temporarily relocating her family there from Los Angeles last summer.

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“It’s like a retreat for me,” she told the outlet, which is honoring Simpson as their 37th Icon Award recipient. “I get to just crawl up inside my head and embrace my heart. I feel so enlightened there. Writing music has become a beautiful therapeutic thing for me that I didn’t know was so natural, but it’s because I haven’t done it in so long. It’s just nice to know that I’m meeting myself back in this place, as a woman, and after going through everything that I’ve been through in my life. There’s a sense of freedom and empowerment.”

The Dukes of Hazzard star’s next album would mark her first in more than 13 years. Her last release, Happy Christmas, was released on Nov. 22, 2010. Simpson’s last non-holiday release was 2008’s Do You Know, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. She also released “Particles” as a one-off single in 2021.

The 2023 FN Achievement Awards — nicknamed the “Shoe Oscars” — will be held Wednesday night (Nov. 29) at Cipriani South Street in New York. Simpson will be honored as the Icon Award winner, the footwear industry’s highest honor, at the event.

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