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'Downtime' doesn't make Messina 'Unbreakable' (Created February 27, 2013)
She grew up emulating stars like Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd and Dolly Parton. But Jo Dee Messina has blazed her own path through the country music world over the last 17 years (and counting), thanks to hit songs like "I'm Alright" and "Stand Beside Me." The red-headed spitfire from New England not only proved she belonged in country circles, but briefly crossed into the pop scene while her songs burned up the charts.
Messina got the performing bug early in life, starring in musical plays at age eight and playing local clubs by the age of 16. Three years later, she moved to Nashville and made the rounds at local talent competitions, winning a slot on the radio show Live at Libby's. It wasn't long before Messina caught the attention of producer Byron Gallimore, befriended a hot country upstart by the name of Tim McGraw, and got her foot in the door at Curb Records. The rest, as they say, was history.
An eponymous debut album, released in 1996, put Messina on the map thanks to the Top Ten hits "Heads Carolina, Tails California" and "You're Not in Kansas Anymore." Her sophomore effort made her the first female country artist to have three multiple-week number one hits from the same album: "Bye Bye," "I'm Alright" and "Stand Beside Me." And with the wind at her back, she drifted into the pop realm with her third album, 2000's "Burn." Not only did it climb to the top of the charts, songs like the title track, "That's the Way," "Downtime" and "Bring on the Rain" solidified her as the reigning queen of country.
Though it took five years for an official follow-up to "Burn," Messina's next album also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It would, however, be her last trip to the top. A stint in rehab for alcoholism, a slew of failed singles and EPs that failed to gain traction put her career on the back burner while she focused on her family. But Messina recently kicked off 2013 in full writing mode, and in early February she produced a downloadable single and streaming music video for a song that has summed up her career – "Unbreakable."
Jo Dee Messina Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|A Joyful Noise||2002|
|Bye Bye / I'm Alright||1998|
|Jo Dee Messina||1996|
|Jo Dee Messina||1996|
Top 10 Jo Dee Messina Songs
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Jo Dee Messina Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/12/2014 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 12/10/2014 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor 10/11/2014 Easton PA State Theatre - Easton 10/05/2014 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 10/05/2014 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 10/04/2014 Woonsocket RI Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre 09/28/2014 Durham CT Durham Fair 09/27/2014 Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 09/24/2014 Marietta GA Jim R. Miller Park 09/20/2014 Orlando FL Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 09/19/2014 Orlando FL Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 09/18/2014 Orlando FL Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 09/12/2014 Grand Junction CO Lincoln Park 09/05/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 08/29/2014 Northfield OH Hard Rock Rocksino - Northfield Park 08/16/2014 Fairmont MN Martin County Fairgrounds 08/06/2014 South Jordan UT Salt Lake County to Host 76th Annual Fair 08/02/2014 Greeneville TN Niswonger Performing Arts Center 08/01/2014 Decatur IL Decatur Celebration 07/26/2014 Evanston WY Uinta County Fairgrounds 07/19/2014 Englewood CO Centennial Center Park 07/18/2014 Warsaw IN Central Park 07/16/2014 Albany OR Linn County Expo Center 07/13/2014 Northridge CA Valley Performing Arts Center 06/28/2014 Tuscumbia AL Spring Park 06/21/2014 South Bend IN Coveleski Stadium 06/20/2014 Saint Louis MO St. Louis Zoo 06/09/2014 Eminence MO Cross Country Trail Ride 05/23/2014 Biloxi MS Beau Rivage Theatre 03/14/2014 Portland OR Jubitz/Ponderosa 03/01/2014 Macon GA Macon City Auditorium
Jo Dee Messina Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/21/2013 Miami FL Casino Miami Jai Alai 12/07/2013 Manistee MI Little River Casino 10/13/2013 Winnipeg MB McPhillips Street Station Casino 10/12/2013 Regina SK Casino Regina 10/10/2013 Edmonton AB Cook County Saloon 10/04/2013 Swift Current SK Living Sky Casino 10/03/2013 North Battleford SK Gold Eagle Casino 09/29/2013 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe 09/01/2013 Clarksburg WV West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival 08/11/2013 Hershey PA Music Box Theatre at Hersheypark 08/09/2013 Le Roy NY Frost Ridge Campground 07/20/2013 Bay Saint Louis MS Bay St. Louis, MS 07/19/2013 Westlake LA Isle of Capri Casino - Lake Charles 07/13/2013 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe 07/07/2013 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe 06/29/2013 Webster MA Indian Ranch 06/12/2013 San Marcos TX The Marc 06/08/2013 Marinette WI Green's Green Acres 06/01/2013 Regina SK Casino Regina 05/17/2013 Renfro Valley KY Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Jo Dee Messina Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/07/2012 Chicago IL Congress Theater 11/12/2012 Austin TX One World Theatre 11/12/2012 Austin TX One World Theatre 11/09/2012 Marshall TX Charlie's BackYard Bar 10/30/2012 Newberry SC Newberry Opera House 10/27/2012 Charenton LA Cypress Bayou Casino 10/07/2012 Rosenhayn NJ Frank LoBiondo, Sr. Recreation Park 10/06/2012 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Playhouse 10/03/2012 Verona NY Turning Stone Casino 08/28/2012 Palmer AK Alaska State Fair Borealis Theatre 08/18/2012 Owensboro KY Reid's Orchard 08/04/2012 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 07/28/2012 Caldwell ID Canyon County Fair 07/22/2012 Anaheim CA City National Grove of Anaheim 07/06/2012 Norfolk CT Infinity Hall 06/22/2012 Mack CO Country Jam USA Campground - Grand Junction 06/07/2012 Nashville TN LP Field 06/03/2012 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 06/03/2012 Annapolis MD Rams Head On Stage 06/01/2012 Carmel IN The Tarkington at Center for the Performing Arts
Jo Dee Messina Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/20/2011 Topeka KS Topeka Performing Arts Center 10/01/2011 Jim Thorpe PA Penns Peak 09/17/2011 Lula MS Isle of Capri Lula Casino 08/27/2011 Biloxi MS IP Casino Resort and Spa 08/21/2011 Webster MA Indian Ranch 07/31/2011 Caldwell ID Canyon County Fair Idaho 06/18/2011 Peachtree City GA Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 05/13/2011 Grand Ronde OR Spirit Mountain Casino 05/05/2011 Florence SC Florence Civic Center 04/09/2011 Nashville TN Wildhorse Saloon 03/13/2011 Walker MN Northern Lights Casino
Jo Dee Messina Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 10/16/2010 Cerritos CA Cerritos Center 08/21/2010 Glens Falls NY Glens Falls Civic Center 08/20/2010 Portland ME Cumberland County Civic Center 07/31/2010 West Wendover NV Peppermill Concert Hall 07/24/2010 Michigan City IN Blue Chip Casino 07/24/2010 Michigan City IN Blue Chip Casino 07/24/2010 Michigan City IN Blue Chip Casino 07/10/2010 Fort Loramie OH Country Concert Grounds 04/15/2010 Florence AZ Country Thunder USA - AZ 04/03/2010 Glenside PA Keswick Theatre 04/01/2010 Stroudsburg PA Sherman Theater 03/20/2010 New York NY Feinsteins at Loews Regency 03/20/2010 New York NY Feinsteins at Loews Regency 03/19/2010 New York NY Feinsteins at Loews Regency 03/19/2010 New York NY Feinsteins at Loews Regency 03/18/2010 New York NY Feinsteins at Loews Regency 03/17/2010 New York NY Feinsteins at Loews Regency 03/16/2010 New York NY Feinsteins at Loews Regency 03/13/2010 Munhall PA Carnegie Library Music Hall 03/11/2010 Kansas City MO Ameristar Casino 03/11/2010 Saint Charles MO Ameristar St. Charles 02/14/2010 Wabash IN Honeywell Center 02/13/2010 Altoona IA The Meadows at Prairie Meadows 02/12/2010 Salt Lake City UT Salt Palace Convention Center
Jo Dee Messina Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/10/2009 Modesto CA Gallo Center For The Arts 11/09/2009 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 10/24/2009 Fort Lauderdale FL Parker Playhouse