HTML clipboard A native of Dallas, Texas, Jessica Simpson has entered the music world in a fashion different from many of her counterparts. Spreading values through her music, praising her family and thanking God for making her who she is, is just the beginning of the differences. Simpson has been blessed with the voice of an angel and we hear it in her first release Sweet Kisses.Though she lost at an audition at age 12 to become a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, Simpson realized that she wanted to pursue her talent. Constantly listening to the radio while growing up, she had great admiration for Brian McKnight (whom she would love to have a duet with) and Celine Dion and Shania Twain. Simpson’s career began in the gospel choir at her local Baptist church. At age 13, while at a gospel camp, she preformed a cappella arrangement of “Amazing Grace”. This lead to the work on her first album of gospel music. Three years later, when that label folded, Simpson began touring on the Christian Youth concert circuit and performing at youth conferences. With the help of her grandmother and father she was able to cut her own album which sold every copy ever made. Major record labels began to take notice of Simpson and she was now performing with Kirk Franklin and Ce Ce Winans. Signing with Columbia Records for the release of Sweet Kisses , Simpson is proving to be a bright light in today’s star studded circuit. After touring with 98 degrees, her popularity soared even higher, even finding a boyfriend in the group’s Nick Lachey. Her first release off the album “I Wanna Love You Forever” is a passionate ballad, written and produced by Sam Watters (Color Me Badd) and Louis Biancanella (Mariah Carey). Says Simpson, “I was determined that I be able to stay who I am if I signed to a non-Christian music labeland when I met with Tommy Mottola (Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment) he was genuinely impressed with my beliefs and was completely supportive. I remember singing for him and he told me, “you are going to change the world with the power of your heart and your music. When he said that, I knew that I had a home with Sony.”Simpson sings the kind of songs and portrays the image of a star that you won’t have to fear your pre-teen daughter listening to. Though she claims to have a friendly relationship with Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, there is a huge difference in the way their albums are marketed – Simpson’s are sold on the basis of abstinence and not sex. She claims to welcome responsibility and propriety. We welcome Jessica onto this sometimes not so responsible or moral music scene.