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Jo Dee Messina

  • In late October of 2008, Jo Dee Messina revealed that she was six months pregnant with a baby boy.
  • Jo Dee and Chris Deffenbaugh announced their engagement June 22, 2007. They were married in October of 2007.
  • Jo Dee has been successfully touring across the country in support of her latest #1 album Delicious Surprise, wowing promoters and fans across the boards. (2006)
  • On October 16th at 9:45 a.m., Jo Dee Messina helped honor the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 40th anniversary in busines at the Hilton Ballroom at Hilton Suites in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • On September 28, 2006, Jo Dee Messina helped celebate the 65th anniversary of the United Services Organization.
  • Jo Dee Messina sang "God Bless America" in the 7th inning strech at game 3 in the 2006 World Series.
  • Jo Dee Messina's kicked off her 2006 tour in Blue Ash, Ohio.
  • When Jo Dee first became interested in country music her heroes were Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. But she loved Reba McEntire and related most to her.
  • Jo Dee had her first public performance at the age of 6. She formed her own band at the age of 16.
  • Jo Dee was first attracted to country music after hearing the recordings of Alabama and Hank Williams, Jr.
  • "My Give A Damn’s Busted” was Jo Dee’s first song released to radio in nearly two years.
  • Jo Dee either wrote or co wrote 5 out of the 12 songs on her newest album, Delicious Surprise.
  • In 2004, Jo Dee revealed she was an alcoholic, and that she had entered herself into a rehab program.
  • Jo Dee released a Greatest Hits album in 2003. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
  • Jo Dee has made appearances on Nash Bridges and Touched By An Angel.
  • On Jo Dee's first headlining tour Rascal Flatts was her opening act.
  • In 2002, Jo Dee released “Bring On The Rain.” This was a duet with long-time friend Tim McGraw.
  • Jo Dee was chosen to be the opening act for the Judds Reunion tour in 2000.
  • Jo Dee's second album I’m Alright was certified double platinum.
  • Jo Dee toured with George Strait in 1999.
  • In 1999, Jo Dee was name Billboard's most played female country artist.
  • Jo Dee's self-titled debut album was co-produced by Tim McGraw and Byron Gallimore.
  • Jo Dee's first single, "Heads Carolina, Tails California," reached the number two spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart.
  • Jo Dee's boldness caught Curb Records attention when she was a backstage guest of Tim McGraw during Fan Fair in the early 1990s. She walked up to the executive from McGraw's record label and joked they needed a redhead on their roster.
  • Jo Dee signed with RCA but was dropped after a managment shake-up.
  • While trying to pursue her music dream Jo Dee worked as a bartender and several other odd and end jobs.
  • After moving to Nashville Jo Dee met Tim McGraw and they became good friends.
  • Jo Dee graduated in the Holliston High School in Massachusetts.
  • Jo Dee is 5 foot three inches tall.
  • In 2002 Jo Dee and tour manager, Don Muzquiz, became engaged. The engagement was called off in 2004.
  • Jo Dee's top ten singles include: "Heads Carolina, Tails California," "You're Not In Kansas Anymore," "Bye-Bye," "I'm Alright," "Stand Beside Me," "Lesson In Leavin," "Because You Love Me," "That's The Way," "Burn," "Downtime," and "Bring On The Rain."


Bye, Bye
I'm Alright
Lesson Leavin'
Stand Beside Me
That's The Way

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