Gallimore was also working with the young Tim McGraw around the same time, and Messina befriended him. . How would God take care of her sons? Messina was born August 25, 1970, in Framingham, Massachusetts, and grew up in nearby Holliston. In September, country singer-songwriter announced via her official website that she is currently battling cancer. Finally, in 2005, she released her official follow-up to Burn, Delicious Surprise. Messina, who dropped three consecutive Billboard number one hits in 1998, let her fans know that she would turn to God for strength and guidance moving forward.
Backstage at one of his concerts, Messina met an executive from his label, Curb, and jokingly suggested that they needed a redhead. Messina followed it with the holiday album A Joyful Noise in late 2002, and just months later, with only three albums to her credit, Curb released a Greatest Hits compilation. Producer James Stroud, who had just heard Messina's demo, stepped up to vouch for her, and she soon wound up on Curb, with Gallimore and McGraw serving as her producers. She sang in musical plays starting at age eight but discovered country music at age 12 and got hooked on the likes of the Judds, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton. It is no longer supported by Microsoft. And my tithing check bounced. Messina's long-running contract with Curb Records ended in 2012, and her next album, Me, which appeared early in 2014 on her own Dreambound Records imprint, was funded through a Kickstarter campaign.
Messina had already begun work on her next project, an album to be called Unmistakable, when Delicious Surprise was released, and although a couple of singles hit the radio, Unmistakable itself did not appear until 2010. One win led to a regular gig on the radio show Live at Libby's, which in turn caught the interest of producer Byron Gallimore, who helped her assemble a demo tape. Would she go to heaven when she died? We are all rooting for you Jo Dee Messina! At age 19, she moved to Nashville in search of greater exposure and sang regularly for prize money in local talent competitions. Yes, people, my tithing check bounced! She soon started performing live, and by 16 she was playing local clubs with a rhythm section made up of her brother and sister. We suggest installing the , or the latest version of these other popular browsers: , , ,. In March of 2011, Microsoft released version 9 of Internet Explorer that, in addition to providing greater security, is faster and more standards compliant than versions 6, 7, and 8 that came before it. Unsupported Browser We have detected that you are using Internet Explorer 6, a browser version that is not supported by this website.
In the interview, the Massachusetts native revealed the questions that raced through her mind following the diagnosis— Did she still believe in God? Keep believing, keep fighting, and never give up! Part of country music's late-'90s crop of female crossover stars, Jo Dee Messina's appeal nonetheless remained more with country fans than pop audiences. . . . . .
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