Jessica Simpson was on The Early Show this morning in Nashville to help announce the Academy of Country Music Awards — video of the announcement after the jump — and perform her new single "Pray Out Loud." She had nothing but good things to say about touring with Rascal Flatts, which includes "lots of hugs . . . Texas style." When asked how she's been doing over the past few weeks, Jessica answered, "Honestly, I am right where I'm supposed to be. I am so very, very happy. Everything's really great. It's all about keeping the faith." Jess has been looking amazing and keeping her head up despite all of the drama and was spotted out drinking beers with Tony Romo after her rough show last week. She's also going full steam ahead with her successful brand adding a jewelry line and a bedding and luggage collection.
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Images include: LeAnn Rimes, Kellie Pickler, Julianne Hough, Maggie Rodriguez, Jessica Simpson