Even while in the Big Apple, Jessica Simpson, a daughter of the South, paid homage to a country legend by wearing a Willie Nelson T-shirt, dressed up with some strappy black heels. Willie knows how to rock a stage, and Jessica seemed to be taking a cue from him as she beamed bright for cameras on Wednesday in NYC on her way out of The Ritz-Carlton.

Jess is no stranger to spreading smiles — she works closely with Operation Smile to help children all over the world with cleft palates get surgery to repair their mouths.

OK! GALLERY: JESSICA SIMPSON SPREADS SMILES FOR OPERATION SMILE

She’ll probably have even more cause to be happy when her episode guest-starring on Entourage debuts!

OK! NEWS: JESSICA SIMPSON TWEETS ABOUT HER ENTOURAGE EXPERIENCE

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