|Jo Dee Messina|
Jo Dee Messina in Naples, Italy in January 2007
|Birth name||Jo-Dee Marie Messina|
|Born||August 25, 1970|
|Origin||Holliston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Website||Jo Dee Messina Official Site|
Jo Dee Messina (born Jo Dee Marie Messina, August 25, 1970 in Holliston, Massachusetts, U.S.) is an American Country Music Singer-songwriter. Naples ( Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule) is a historic City in southern Italy, the Capital of the Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Holliston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Greater Boston area The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. Rhythm guitar is the use of a Guitar to provide Rhythmic chordal Accompaniment for a singer or other instruments in a Musical ensemble The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Curb Records is a Record label started by Mike Curb in 1973, after leaving MGM Records. Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Holliston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Greater Boston area The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the To date, she has charted nine Number One singles on the Billboard country music charts, has been honored by The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and The Grammy Awards and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album. 
Jo Dee Messina was one of the most successful female country artists of the late 1990s and new millennium. She was the first female Country singer to have three multiple-week No. 1 hits from the same album. To date, she has two Platinum and three Gold-certified albums by the RIAA to date.
Of Italian heritage, Jo-Dee Marie Messina was born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts, and grew up in nearby Holliston. Framingham is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. When she was eight, she began singing and taking tap dancing lessons. She appeared in local plays and musicals like The Sound Of Music and Fiddler On The Roof. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set From an early age, she knew that she wanted to be a singer, and she never considered singing any other style of music but country. 
When Jo Dee was thirteen years old, she began singing in local clubs with various bands. By the age of 16, she fronted "The Jo Dee Messina Band", which also included her sister on bass, her brother on drums, and mom, Mary. They eventually became a major part of New England's country music scene, performing up to four hours each night, six times a week.  Realizing that being a country singer in the Northeast would limit her chances of making it in the industry, Messina made the move to Nashville at age 19. She found positions in accounting and computer programming, and also entered singing talent contests. She soon became a regular on a local radio show called Live at Libby's. 
A producer named Byron Gallimore heard her singing on the radio, and contacted Messina about working together to secure her a recording contract. Byron Gallimore is a Grammy Award -winning American Country music Record producer. One day, while she and Gallimore were in his office choosing material for her demo, another young singer entered the office.  The young singer, Tim McGraw, was struggling to make it into the business at the time. Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country Singer and actor The two became close friends, and he would eventually serve as Jo Dee's co-producer along with Gallimore.  Backstage at one of his concerts, Messina met an executive from his label, Curb. Curb Records is a Record label started by Mike Curb in 1973, after leaving MGM Records. Producer James Stroud, who had just heard Messina's demo, signed her. 
Messina's self-titled debut album was released in 1996 and gave her two Top Ten hits in "Heads Carolina, Tails California" (number two) and "You're Not in Kansas Anymore. " The album sold well.  A number of business decisions nearly sank her career, placing her on the edge of bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their Creditors Creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against  The other two singles from Messina's album did not reach the Billboard Country Top 40.
Messina released her second album, I'm Alright. I'm Alright is the second studio album released by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina. Released in 1998, it made Messina the first female country artist to score three multiple-week number one hits from the same album: "Bye, Bye," "I'm Alright," and "Stand Beside Me. "Bye Bye" is a single by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country " Of the album's ten tracks, five would be released as singles and make the country top ten.  Messina's fourth single from her second album, "Lesson in Leavin", a cover of the 1980 No. "A Lesson in Leavin'" or "Lesson in Leavin'" is the name of a popular Country music song 1 Country hit by Dottie West, peaked at No. Dottie West (born October 11, 1932 &ndash September 4, 1991) was an American Country music singer and was one of Country 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart, spending seven weeks at No. Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States 2, becoming one of the few Country songs to spend that many weeks at No. 2. One of the reasons for why the song didn't reach No. 1 was because of how many weeks, Lonestar's "Amazed" spent at No. Lonestar is an American Country music group consisting of Cody Collins ( Lead vocals) Michael Britt ( Lead guitar, background vocals) Keech Rainwater 1.
Jo Dee Messina won the Academy of Country Music's "Top New Female Vocalist" award in 1999. The Academy of Country Music (ACM was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California as the Country & Western Music Academy That same year, she was awarded the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, became Billboard magazine's "Most Played Female at Country Radio", and won awards at the Boston Music Awards including "Act of the Year", "Outstanding Female Vocalist", and "Outstanding Country Act". The Country Music Association (CMA was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry The Boston Music Awards (formerly called the Kahlua Boston Music Awards) showcases young talented performers in the greater Boston MA area 
Messina's third album, Burn, debuted on August 1, 2000. Burn is the third studio album by American country music artist Jo Dee Messina, released in 2000 The album entered at number one on Billboard's Country Albums chart and sold over a million copies. The first single, "That's The Way," spent four weeks at number one that September. Also included on this album was a duet with Tim McGraw, "Bring On The Rain," became Jo Dee Messina's fifth number one single early in 2002. Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country Singer and actor  The duet with McGraw brought Messina a Top 10 Adult Contemporary radio hit, peaking at No. Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, refers to styles of popular music that ranges from "lush Sixties pop often vocal -based and rooted in 6. Messina further released two other songs in her career that would also chart on Adult Contemporary radio. In addition to headlining concerts, she also toured with Vince Gill, George Strait and The Judds' reunion tour. Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American Neotraditional country Singer-songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American Country music singer The Judds were a Grammy Award -winning American Country music duo composed of Naomi Judd and her daughter Wynonna. 
Her fame also led to television roles on Touched by an Angel and Nash Bridges. Touched by an Angel is an American Drama Television series that chronicles the missions of a group of Angels sent by God Nash Bridges is an American television Police Drama that was created by Carlton Cuse.  She guest-starred on the series a couple of years earlier and stayed in touch with the show's producer/creator. In the episode titled "Bring On The Rain" (named after Messina's hit song), she appeared as Annie, the single mother of a teenage girl. 
She released a Greatest Hits album in 2003. Greatest Hits is the name of a compilation album released by country singer Jo Dee Messina in 2003  Two new songs were included on the album that were released as Country singles, "Was That May Life" (which peaked at No. 21) and "I Wish", which was more successful, peaking at No. 15.
After a few years away, Messina returned with the single, "My Give a Damn's Busted," on her 2005 album, Delicious Surprise. " My Give a Damn's Busted " is the title of a song co-written by American Country music artist Joe Diffie along with Tom Shapiro and Tony Martin Delicious Surprise is the name of the fourth album by American country music artist Jo Dee Messina, released in 2005  The lead single went to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart that year, and also peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100. It marked as Messina's first single since late 2003. The next three singles, ("Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)", "Not Going Down", and "It's Too Late to Worry"), all peaked in the Country Top 40, but did not reach the Country Top 20 or Top 10.
Messina's Delicious Surprise was certified "Gold" by the RIAA, after exceeding a sales of 500,000 copies. The album also peaked at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and No. The Billboard charts are music sales airplay and digital ranking reports distributed to the general public by Billboard magazine 7 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Messina's highest-charting position on Billboard 200 to date. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard
Messina's 2007 single "Biker Chick", was the lead single from her upcoming CD, Unmistakable, that was originally set to drop on November 6, 2007. The single peaked at 48. After being released for only 9 weeks "Biker Chick" was later dropped as a single by Curb Records. Unmistakable, is set for release in 2008. 
Messina joined NBC’s The Today Show on Friday, November 30th with a performance of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” from her Christmas album, A Joyful Noise. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. " Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas " is a Christmas song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St A Joyful Noise is a musical with a book by Edward Padula and music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau. 
Jo Dee Messina released her second single, "I'm Done" from her upcoming album, Unmistakable. She is also expected to release her new album, Unmistakable, later this year. In addition, she has reunited with manager Stuart Dill, who represented her from 1997 to 2004, and hired a new public relations company. Messina's previous album, Delicious Surprise (2005), included the No. 1 hit, "My Give a Damn's Busted. " 
Curb Records recently confirmed on their website that Jo Dee Messina's next album entitled "Unmistakable" will be released Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
In April of 2004, Messina entered a rehabilitation facility in Utah for treatment for alcoholism.  She resumed touring on May 30, 2004 in Marksville, Louisiana.
Messina was involved in a relationship with road manager Don Muzquiz, and was temporarily engaged. Her engagement to him was broken in 2004.
On Oct. 21, 2007, Messina married Chris Deffenbaugh in a ceremony in Nashville. Country singer, Danielle Peck served as a bridesmaid. Danielle Marie Peck (born September 14 1978 in Jacksonville North Carolina) is an American Country music artist Chris is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and owns a company that builds custom road cases and audio equipment. Messina announced their engagement on June 22, 2007.