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Country music artist Jo Dee Messina is hitting the road this Summer, bringing her arsenal of memorable hits (including nine number-one singles from the Billboard country music chart) to the stage in North Carolina, California, and Georgia. Her first show will be at The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Next, she'll be playing at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, California (where she will also be doing a parking lot performance for audience members with parking passes!). The tour will wrap up at the Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, Georgia. Stay up to date on all the latest Jo Dee Messina tour info right here at StubHub - your number one resource on the web for all of your online concert ticket needs!
Whether you're seeing Jo Dee in an intimate bar, festival, or concert hall, you owe it to yourself to see her play one of her fantastic sets while she's on the road. Critics and fans alike continue to praise her ability to pen authentic, chart-topping hits, while still being able to deliver a truly genuine live folk music experience.
Jo Dee's career began at a young age, singing in local clubs while her brother and sister played drums and guitar. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee at age 19 in order to chase her dream of becoming a country music star like her idols Patsy Cline and Reba McEntire. She managed to supplement her income at first with a variety of temp jobs, including computer programming. During this period, she continued to enter various local talent shows, where she hoped her abilities and talent would be exposed and opportunity would knock.
Her prayers were answered when she won a regular position on the radio show Live at Libby's. This was where she managed to catch the attention of producer Byron Gallimore (producer of artists such as Faith Hill, Sugarland, and Lee Ann Womack). Gallimore, at the time, was working with the young singer and actor Tim McGraw. Having struck up a relationship with McGraw, Jo Dee happened to meet James Stroud, founder of Curb Records, backstage at one of his shows.
With a stroke of luck (by suggesting that they needed to sign a redhead!), Messina was signed to Curb and released her self-titled debut album in 1996. It was an immediate success, with the first two singles - "Heads Carolina, Tails California" and "You're Not In Kansas Anymore" - both charting in the Top 10.
Since then, Jo Dee has released four full-length LPs, with each signalling an evolution and progression of her abilities as a songwriter and musician, while still staying true to her original vision.
Thanks to her newfound success following the release of her self-titled debut album, Jo Dee went on to perform 215 shows in 1996, which - along with her album sales topping 500,000 - made her one of the hottest female singer-songwriters of the 90s. Facing personal and financial distress after this, she then managed to regain control of her life and career. This was thanks to the two lead singles ("Bye, Bye" and "I'm Alright") from her 1998 album, titled "I'm Alright", with both charting at number one. This was followed by another number chart-topper, "Stand Beside Me". In 1999, she released two more singles: "Lesson in Leavin" and "Because You Love Me"; both peaked in the US Country Chart at positions 2 and 8, respectively.
Jo Dee's 2000 album, simply titled "Burn", featured collaborations with a variety of prominent country music figures, including Tom Shapiro, Stephanie Bentley, Tina Arena, and more. The first four singles from the album ("That's The Way", "Burn", "Downtime", and "Bring On The Rain" featuring Tim McGraw) all charted in the US Country Top 10 again. Both "That's The Way" and "Bring On The Rain" claimed the number one spot soon after their release.
She saw success again with the release of her follow-up album, Delicious Surprise, which was released in 2005. The single "My Give A Damn's Busted" once again saw her charting at the number one spot, while the three later singles ("Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)", "Not Going Down", and "It's Too Late to Worry") all made appearances in the Top 40.
Jo Dee Messina's 2014 album, "Me", was crowdfunded by fans using Kickstarter, helping her to raise over $100,000. The "My Time. Our Music" campaign was the fifteenth most-popular music campaign in Kickstarter.com history, and the fans accordingly picked the title for the LP. Jo Dee harnessed the power of social networking to allow contributing fans to vote for the set list, the artwork, and the first single. It features 12 outstanding new songs, two of which ("Peace Sign" and "A Woman's Rant") both went to radio. Following the positive reception of this album, she toured in its support in October 2014.
Besides being one of the most successful country singer-songwriters of her generation, Jo Dee is also a published author, having co-authored the book "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom" with Amy Newmark. The book is a collection of 101 true stories submitted by various people which detail the unique insanity that comes from being a loving mother. Each story is a heartwarming tale of the value of a mother's love, and will remind us all - whether or not we have kids of our own - of the lengths they will go to to make their children happy.
Jo Dee was also regularly featured during the fourth season of the hit television show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta".
Jo Dee's unique range of musical abilities mean that she is just as exciting to see in smaller intimate venues as she is during an arena show. Her unique blend of authentic country music and memorable pop hits make for a truly enjoyable experience, whether you're a long-time fan or a curious new listener. Don't miss your chance to catch this veteran folk artist live and in the flesh - get your tickets today!
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