Michelle Obama selects Jessica Simpson to sing for military families

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Pop sensation Jessica Simpson has reportedly been invited to sing for military families April 13 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

The “Irresistible” singer told Us Weekly that she’d personally been asked by first lady Michelle Obama to appear and perform before the troops.

“[The First Lady] asked me to sing for the troops. That’s a huge honor for me,” Simpson told Us Weekly. “Just to be there and show my support and say thank you.”

Simpson’s musical contributions, which will take place during the Rockies vs. Mets baseball game at 7:50 p.m., are part of Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s effort to honor America’s service members.

During the national two-day tour, the women will go to Denver, Camp Lejeune, N.C., San Antonio, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio, with the intention of recognizing “the work of Americans who have answered the call to serve our military families to showcase ways all Americans can serve them, from teachers and business leaders, to neighbors and volunteers,” according to a statement obtained by Us Weekly.

Simpson is not the sole pop star to interact with Michelle Obama lately. Last month, Fox News reported that Beyonce Knowles joined the first lady for a children’s anti-obesity campaign. President Barack Obama also invited singer Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony to the White House for February’s Super Bowl.