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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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