"To me, the 'delicious surprise' in life is the dreaming, getting there, without limits, without putting up boundaries, just having faith and working hard. Dreams are meant to be followed and if your heart speaks it, then it doesn't matter how farfetched it seems. You have to believe." Jo Dee Messina
Messina understands the importance of following and realizing her dreams. She is already an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist who has eight #1 singles, Grammys and several honors from The Academy of Country Music and The Country Music Association. She is also the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs all from the same album.
She was born in Holliston, Massachussetts, listening to her earliest country music influences like Alabama, Hank Williams, Jr, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Loretta Lynn. Her first public performance occurred when she was just six years old and from then on she was hooked. Messina moved to Nashville, Tenn., when she was 19 and in 1996 she released her self-titled debut album. The album scored two top 10 hits and gave her the momentum to create her next album, "I'm Alright," which let to three #1 singles.
Messina has several albums that feature songs about her previous experiences and relate a musical message of her own optimism, strength and hopes for the future. All of her music has more than just a little of Messina in every song, including references to her own fair share of adversities and the twists and turns on her path to success.