MULTI-PLATINUM, AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER PREPARES TO RECORD A ONE-OF-A-KIND ALBUM
JO DEE MESSINA has garnered a reputation for being fiercely independent, honest, determined and driven. The multi-platinum, award-winning country singer/songwriter is now paving a new path with her “My time. Our music.” campaign.
For the first time in her successful 18-year music career, JO DEE is free to make the album she wants. While grateful for the support of her previous record label, she is looking ahead to this new chapter in her career and will release a new full-length album with the people’s help through Kickstarter.com. Fans worldwide can be a part of the “My time. Our music.” movement that begins TODAY (5/24) at kickstarter.
“Now that I have the ability to make any record I want, I’d like to take a different route,” JO DEE explains. “I want to give the public a chance to be heard. This time I want to make a record WITH you, in addition to making one FOR you. Kickstarter is the perfect platform. It allows me to change the way things have traditionally been done in my career for years. It’s totally exciting!”
JO DEE’s backers will be involved with every step that goes into creating and recording the album. They will be rewarded with exclusive content and one-of-a-kind opportunities. A $100,000 goal has been set to fund studio time, musicians, engineers, engineer assistants, production assistants, cartage, background vocalists, lead vocal recording days, overdubs, utility musicians, equipment rental, recording, mixing, mastering and more. In order to succeed, the goal must be reached within a 30-day period.
Additionally, JO DEE’s fans have been involved in the creative process by influencing which songs will make it on the album, via their input at live shows, Facebook/Twitter comments or Stageit reviews. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote on album artwork and even submit original pieces for consideration. The “My time. Our music.” campaign gives the public an authentic, first-hand glimpse into all that is involved with each step of releasing an album.
“This album is truly for you, the people who appreciate the creative process, as well as my amazing fans,” exclaims JO DEE. “There’s no question, I wouldn’t be where I am today without your love and support. You’ve been with me since the beginning, and I’m in need of your support now more than ever. This album is a fresh start for me, and I want us to go on this exciting journey together.”
About Jo Dee Messina:
Since breaking onto the music scene in 1996, the multi-platinum and award-winning country singer/songwriter JO DEE MESSINA has scored nine #1 country singles, sold over five million records, received two Grammy nominations and earned various CMA and ACM awards. Her many hits include “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” “Bye Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Stand Beside Me,” “That’s The Way” and “Bring On The Rain” (a duet with Tim McGraw). Her self-titled 1996 debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA and featured the single “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” With four huge radio hits, her second album I’m Alright was certified double platinum and she won the CMA’s Horizon Award in 1999. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album. The follow-up album, Burn, was certified platinum. She also scored an adult contemporary hit with “Bring on the Rain,” with McGraw on harmonies. Most recently, she released a trio of EPs titled Unmistakable which featured new material as well as live acoustic versions of her hits. In addition to headlining concerts, she also toured with Vince Gill, George Strait and the Judds on their reunion tour. Her fame also led to television roles on “Touched by an Angel” and “Nash Bridges.”
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So looking forward to your new album, How can I help!
I have been a fan of Jo Dee Messina since The 5th grade(2001ish). Her voice is amazing, I can listen to it all day! I recently graduated from Texas State University (May 11,2013) and Jo Dee still my #1! I get excited when she has a new album out but I must say that I am the most excited for this album! This album, to me.. And also to Jo Dee, is a BIG DEAL! It’s something different, risky, and awesome! It’s great for the fans because this allows us to see more of Jo Dee.. What she likes and her personality. I love it!
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I’m a big fan of urs. I hope this does great. I have no doubt. Ur a great artist. I can’t wait till it comes out. Good luck and god bless.
How can I help you out Jo dee? If there is anything I can do, I’m there for you.
Just sing you have a wonderful voice please come to Knoxville Tn.. good luck
YOU have been an inspiration to so many for so long! The beauty that you radiate inside and out is a reflection of your heart and all that you share….. My Dear, how can I assist you and your dream? Amy 😉
Jo Dee Messina has been one of my favorite artist, I am so happy that she will have the opportunity to express herself. Congrats to you 🙂
I love your music, it is how I find my happy place. Truly great music. Can’t wait for your new record.
You are one of my heros! I sing your songs and know almost all! You’ve gotten me through tons of stuff in the past 14 years, and I wondered where you had gone. I am glad you are free and I support you 100%
Oh my goodness !! I have missed your voice on the radio so much. Your music and heartfelt voice got me through a very rough time in my life. Welcome back girl!!!!
Count me in. Can’t wait for the new album.
I’m a songwriter and would love to have a song or two considered for her project. Is this possible?
I am a fan,I have seen her twice in concert and I love her music and the way she relates to her fans and she makes it a point to let people know she would not be where she is if not for her friend,Tim Mcgraw.
Anything for my buddy Jo dee how can I help you always have my support
Hey gorgeous Jo Dee, come on down to Australia. Love your music, and can’t wait for this one.
I love your music