09/11/2007 at 08:00 AM EDT
is ready to add another accessory to her always-stylish look – a cowboy hat.
The singer is "talking about doing a country record and going back to her roots, being from Texas," Jessica's father and manager, Joe Simpson, told PEOPLE at Hard Rock Hotel's Rolling Stone
party in Las Vegas.
"Everything in our business is about beats and I think she really wants to
sing," he said, "and country music still believes in that."
Simpson, 27, recently finished filming Major Movie Star
and is turning
her thoughts back to her music. Her last album, 2006's "Public Affair," hit
the Top 20, but quickly fell off the charts.
"She's a singer from top to bottom," Joe Simpson said. "And everything in the
music business, especially pop music, has moved away from singers. And I
think country is the the only pure, storytelling kind of genre left."
On whether she will be accepted among country fans, he said, "She's from
Texas. How could she not?"