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SINGER JO DEE MESSINA RAISING MONEY FOR JOPLIN

By Kevin McClintock – The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — There was talk of several benefit concerts by various musical acts for Joplin following the May 22 tornado strike, but country star Jo Dee Messina had a personal connection to the disaster.

Messina, 1998’s top new female vocalist, will perform a benefit concert for Joplin’s tornado victims inside Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium tomorrow night.

Originally, Messina and her longtime promoter, Joplin resident Al Zar, had launched a series of benefit concerts to help raise $2.3 million for a non-profit school in Nashville, Tenn. One of those stops included Pittsburg, Kan.

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COUNTRY STAR JO DEE MESSINA SAYS IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC

By Matthew Clark – GateHouse News Service

For country music star Jo Dee Messina, it is all about the music.

The award-winning artist was supposed to kick off her “Million Doors” fundraising campaign to help build a school in Nashville, Tenn. However, because of the deadly tornado that recently devastated Joplin, Mo., she will donate designated proceeds to the American Red Cross for Joplin relief, instead.

Messina has produced six No. 1 singles on the country music charts and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. In addition, in 1998, she was awarded Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music.

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COUNTRY STAR BUILDING SCHOOLS, HELPING TORNADO VICTIMS

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JO DEE MESSINA ANNOUNCES JUNE 25 SHOW TO RAISE MONEY FOR JOPLIN, MO TORNADO VICTIMS

In April, multi-platinum and award-winning country singer/songwriter JO DEE MESSINA announced her “A MILLION DOORS” campaign to help raise $2.3 million for a non-profit school in Nashville, the Holy Trinity Montessori, by donating proceeds from the sale of a new song “Carry Me.”She was also working on setting up a concert tour to benefit the school–and a Saturday, June 25 show in Pittsburg, Kansas was confirmed, but funds from that show are now earmarked to help victims of the recent violent tornados that devastated the region.

After learning that promoter Al Zar lived in Joplin, MO and lost everything he had, JO DEE and KATE RILEY, the head of the Montessori school, decided the Red Cross needed the money more than their school.

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