More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Jo Dee Messina, Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas and The Muppets have joined the celebrity lineup for this week's tree-lighting in Rockefeller Center, NBC said.
Jo Dee Messina gives birth to son

Jo Dee Messina gives birth to son

NASHVILLE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Jo Dee Messina's publicist told People magazine the country music star has given birth to a son in a Nashville-area hospital.

Messina to help Special Olympics athletes

NASHVILLE, July 5 (UPI) -- Country superstar Jo Dee Messina says she wants to help prepare athletes for the 2007 Special Olympic World Summer Games in Shanghai.

Singer Jo Dee Messina engaged

NASHVILLE, June 22 (UPI) -- Country singer Jo Dee Messina and Albuquerque native Chris Deffenbaugh announced Friday they are engaged and planning a fall wedding.

Jo Dee Messina enters Utah rehab

SALT LAKE CITY, April 23 (UPI) -- Country music star Jo Dee Messina is being treated for alcoholism at a Utah rehabilitation facility, Billboard.com said Friday.

Country music stars head to Rockies

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Dozens of country music singers have descended on a small Colorado ski resort for five days of music and snow fun to raise money for cancer research.

Spirit of America Tour wins GI raves

NASHVILLE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Enthusiastic strangers with novel ideas come to Nashville all of the time. Promises of the next big star, the next big song, the next big tour typically garner

Fan Fair to undergo name change

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Fan Fair -- the country music extravganza that wrapped up Sunday in Nashville -- will be called something else next year.

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 15 (UPI) -- Imagine gathering scores of country music entertainers and sitting them in front of more than 20,000 fans day after day to sing and sign autographs.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Country Music News

Rick Nelson born in Teaneck, N.J., 1940. Jack Blanchard born in Buffalo, N.Y., 1942.
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Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 1 (UPI) -- Buddy Jewell almost passed on the audition several months ago for a new reality-based talent search coming to Nashville.

Country Music News

Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors" goes to No. 1, 1973. Billie Jo Spears' "Blanket On The Ground" hits No. 1, 1975.
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Country Music News

Rockabilly singer Eddie Cochran dies, 1960. Marty Robbins' No. 1 single "Ribbon Of Darkness" is charted, 1965.
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Country Music News

Lefty Frizzell born in Corsicana, Texas, 1928. Anita Carter born in Maces Springs, Va., 1933.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International


In 1966 Andy Williams was the featured performer when the Caesars Palace Hotel opened; now he's back to help a friend.
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Jo Dee Messina
Country singer Jo Dee Messina performs at a dress rehearsal of the "A Capitol Fourth" concert in front of the Capitol in Washington on July 3, 2006. The main event on July 4 will feature the honoring of music legend Stevie Wonder with the National Artistic Achievement Award. (UPI Photo/Eduardo Sverdlin)

Jo Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970), known professionally as Jo Dee Messina, is an American country music artist. In her career charted nine Number One singles on the Billboard country music charts. She has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and nominated for a Grammy Award. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week Number One songs from the same album. To date, she has two Platinum and three Gold-certified albums by the RIAA.

Messina debuted in 1996 with the single "Heads Carolina, Tails California". Her album was certifified Gold by the RIAA. Her second album, I'm Alright produced five Top 10 Country hits between 1998 in 1999 and sold over a million copies in America. Since her debut, six of her singles have peaked at #1 on the Billboard Country singles chart and five of her albums have received a certification by the RIAA or the CRIA.

Messina was born Jo Dee Marie Messina on August 25, 1970, in Framingham, Massachusetts. She was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts, by Vincent and Mary Messina, and had two sisters, Terese and Marianne, as well as a brother named Vincent. Messina had a variety of Country music influences, which included Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, and The Judds. She soon started performing live, and by age 16 she was playing local clubs with a rhythm section made up of her brother and sister. The family band played up until Messina was in her late teens.

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