VP Mike Pence invites Christian trio Selah to sing in Washington

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was so touched by the performance of Christian singing trio Selah during a fundraising dinner in Montana that he reportedly invited them to perform in Washington, D.C.

(REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst)Republican vice presidential nominee Indiana Governor Mike Pence speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016.

Selah was among the musical guests featured during the 2017 Missions Banquet in Billings, Montana, on May 12. The event, which was hosted by Christian ministry Provision International, aimed to raise funds that will be used to meet the needs of the less fortunate both in the country and abroad, The Christian Post details.

While VP Pence's appearance at the 2017 Missions Banquet was not announced, Selah pianist Allan Hall revealed that they interacted with him while they were on their way home. He said the vice president punched him on the shoulder and exclaimed that their trio is "a big deal!"

Selah member Amy Perry responded to Pence's comment by saying they do not have Secret Service agents following them around. Pence's wife Karen told them they should be glad that they are not in the same situation.

"He wants us to come sing in Washington, so we'll see!" said Hall. "So, I'd say it's been a pretty cool day! I certainly didn't think I'd be chatting with Amy Grant and the vice president when I woke up this morning!"

Selah is a Christian singing trio that has received multiple Dove Awards since it was formed 20 years ago. To celebrate their second decade in the industry, the group released "Unbreakable" in March, their first all-new studio recording in a span of three years, The Christian Beat reports.

"Unbreakable" was produced by Selah members Hall and Todd Smith, and collaborator Jason Kyle Saetveit. Other artists such as Charlie Peacock and Scott Cash also contributed to the project. The highlight of the album is the debut single "I Got Saved," which was penned by Jennie Lee Riddle, Crystal Yates, and Corey Voss.

For Perry, the song "Broken Ladders" is very touching because it reminds her how much she is worth in Christ's eyes. She recalled how she felt like she was not good enough in the past, but the song spoke to her heart and pushed her to surrender all her insecurities to God so that He can use her for His works.