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DOWNLOAD JO DEE MESSINA’S BRAND NEW SONG “BIGGER THAN THIS” NOW

Over the weekend, Jo Dee performed on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN) Huckabee, where she world premiered her brand new song, “Bigger Than This.” The track was written by Jo Dee, along with Seth Mosley (and produced by Seth and X O Connor), during some of her darkest days. The result of the collaboration between these musical masterminds is pure power and inspiration.

You can download “Bigger Than This” now at http://downloadbiggerthanthis.com. This new song will become available on iTunes and all other digital retailers on April 20, as well as all streaming sites/services on May 4.

New Music Update!

We would like to start by thanking everybody for the outpouring of love and support following our statement in September 2017. The ongoing interest in Jo Dee’s health is so appreciated, and we are grateful for the kind words we have received.

Many of you have requested updates and we are happy to report that she is feeling well and has kicked off her 2018 shows. She has also been in the studio writing and recording new music. That new music speaks directly to where Jo Dee’s heart was during a tumultuous summer and where it remains today — a place of gratitude for an unconditional, real, and faithful love.

In the midst of health, personal life, and financial struggles, at a time when she felt as though the waves were crashing down around her, Jo Dee’s heart was moved to focus on the enormity of God. Casting away the chaos and confusion, she praised and worshiped Him, and from that place came a song of which she is incredibly proud.

It is so easy to focus on the hard times; to center our minds on the negative; to allow the good to be blurred by the bad. While faced with hard times, negative, and the bad, Jo Dee put pen to paper, called on producers Seth Mosley and X O Connor of Full Circle Music, and together they created a really special and important track. For all of you who have been asking how Jo Dee is doing and what is next for her, the answers are in the lyrics of this song.

Stay tuned for what’s to come — because it’s bigger than any of us!

-Team JDM

A Personal Note From Team JDM To Fans.

Over the years, Jo Dee has built a close relationship with her fans, so those of us at Team JDM wanted to be the first to let you know that she was recently diagnosed with cancer. It has been a trying summer, but her heart has been filled with gratitude for the many opportunities she has had to see God’s hand at work. 

 
As many of you know, Jo Dee is a believer who feels blessed to be surrounded by the love of God — a love that has brought her the inner peace. On her lowest of low days, she has been able to see God’s hand at work and feel His love as she continues her walk. It is because of our Father’s love that she has been able to find the beauty in the days that could have brought her the most fear, gratitude in moments that most would call unfair, and companionship during times she might feel the loneliest.
 
We don’t know anything specific regarding the treatment plan at this point, but Jo Dee is working closely with a team to explore all options. She has taken the semester off from classes at The King’s University, and her last tour date for the year will be October 7 (all other 2017 dates are being postponed), as she will begin cancer treatment this Fall.  
 
Jo Dee has been working with producer Seth Mosley, and in a recent writing session wrote the song “Here” with Seth and Mia Fieldes. Seth was deeply moved to see her faith following her diagnosis while the two worked in the studio together. “It was one of the most powerful moments I’ve had in my entire studio career,” Seth told Team JDM. “To see Jo Dee singing ‘there’s no pain, there’s no fear, here’ through the cancer and the chaos that she is walking through…God is going to use her and her story to intercept people in their pain and remind them that He is near.”
 
We will continue to keep fans updated on Jo Dee’s journey and appreciate the outpouring of love, prayers, and support she has already received.
 
-Team JDM

Eight Minutes, Eight Questions with Jo Dee Messina

Country music singer Jo Dee Messina comes to Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs, Okla., for a free concert at 9 p.m. July 20. Since her breakout in 1996 with the hit “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” Messina has charted 16 Top 40 songs and sold more than 5 million albums. Among her nine No. 1 songs are the memorable hits of the late ’90s and early 2000s “Bye, Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Stand Beside Me” and “Bring On the Rain.”

 

Country music singer Jo Dee Messina comes to Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs, Okla., for a free concert at 9 p.m. today. Since her breakout in 1996 with the hit “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” Messina has charted 16 Top 40 songs and sold more than 5 million albums. Among her nine No. 1 songs are the memorable hits of the late ’90s and early 2000s “Bye, Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Stand Beside Me” and “Bring On the Rain.”

Messina took a few minutes to answer these questions for What’s Up! before her show today.

FAQ

Jo Dee Messina

WHEN — 8 p.m. today

WHERE — SEVEN Bar inside Cherokee Casino, West Siloam Springs, Okla.

COST — Free

INFO — 800-754-4111, cherokeecasino.com, jodeemessina.com

Q. How has your music changed over your career?

A. Music is always evolving because you have different influences, both musically and topically. We’re going to share some new material tonight — it’s really hard to describe it. People in Nashville don’t even know what box to put it in; I don’t really know that it fits in a box. It’s just songs about life, and the musical style has just continuously evolved.

Q. Are you pulling influences from other genres, then, if it doesn’t fit into one of those “boxes” in Nashville?

A. Well I mean [that is the case] in any place, any major city: ‘”Does it fit into a box? How do you market it?” And so my music influences are from across the board, every type of music that’s out there. It’s just a mish-mash of music.

Q. Is this music from (upcoming EP) “Masquerade?” Are you still working on that?

A. We are. We’re hoping to go into the studio this fall. We don’t have any release dates or anything, but I’m working with a producer now and we’re trying to set dates now to go into the studio and start recording a new project.

Q. Tell me about starting your independent label (Dreambound Records). How did that affect your music and your creative process?

A. That was all part of a project that started via the internet. I started posting songs that I was writing, and fans were asking how they were going to get these songs. So it’s not a full label; it’s not a building somewhere with employees, etc. It’s really something that had to be set up in order to distribute the songs on iTunes and that kind of stuff. It just really was a project that was put together [as a way to get] mostly stuff I had written out to the fans.

Q. What is important to you now versus early in your career, and how has that evolved?

A. A lot of that is depicted in the show. And early in the career, success looked totally different than it does today and I share that evolution with folks that come out to the show with stories and songs. Looking back, a lot of people ask me advice, and I think the most solid piece of advice I can give somebody that wants to do something in the music business is stay true to who you are. Don’t sell out who you are to try to fit into the box, to try to fit into a mold.

Q. I’m sure that can be really hard in an industry that has pressure coming at you from every different angle. How have you approached that and stood your ground in staying true to who you are?

A. I didn’t! (Laughs) I didn’t until I looked in the mirror one day, and I didn’t know who I was looking at. And it took a lot of processing. Because people [in your life] will vanish. And then you’re left with a total stranger — which is yourself — that is a creation of all these other people. So I’ve gone up and down, up and down, up and down, and up and down. And I’m like wait a minute, these people disappear.

So I keep the inner circle tight. I keep them real. And I stay true to who I am. But at the beginning of your career, or the beginning of mine, I never said no. I would go from Miami, Fla., to Portland, Ore., overnight to make appearances and beat the crap out of my body and out of my voice. I could never say no. So I was like one of those lottery balls that just bumbles around all over the place.

Q. Was that part of the process of putting out “Me” — your most personal album? Was that where you had reached that point, or did you get to that point before that album?

A. Oh, I got to that point before that album. That’s why it’s all over the board– you’ve got bluegrass, you’ve got R&B, you’ve got country songs, it’s all over the place.

Q. What do you want people to know or hope they learn about you when they listen to your music or watch you perform?

A. It’s fun. It’s a gift. It’s something I enjoy doing. It’s a way to connect with people. I don’t stand in front of them and try to be something that’s idolized — I try to connect with them and just kind of get us all on the same walk together.

— Jocelyn Murphy

jmurphy@nwadg.com

NAN What’s Up on 07/20/2017

Source: Eight Minutes, Eight Questions with Jo Dee Messina

Like country music, Jo Dee Messina is all about ‘real life’ – Naperville Sun

Grammy nominated singer to perform at North Central College.

Jo Dee Messina brings her songs and stories to Naperville for an early spring performance.

Messina, who debuted in 1996 with the hit single “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” has charted nine No. 1 singles, has two Grammy nominations and has sold more than 5 million records.

She performs a 6 p.m. show March 26 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall.

“We have to do the hits. But then I’ve got a lot of stories and some new stuff to share with people,” Messina said. “I’m really looking forward to it.” READ MORE
Source: Like country music, Jo Dee Messina is all about ‘real life’ – Naperville Sun