Jo Dee Messina is what’s missing from award show performances


If you’ve been a country fan within the last 20 years then you are familiar with the name Jo Dee Messina. That name is also synonymous with fierceness. Last night at the beautiful venue City Winery in Nashville, Jo Dee gave fans way more than an average performer gives on stage. She gave heart AND soul. Laughter AND tears.  CM Chat’s Jennifer Swirsky may have captured that best when she said:

The only difference in this particular artist is personal growth that has led to more truth behind the music — a quality about country music that most fans cite as their favorite thing about the genre.

Watching Jo Dee on stage you were immersed with a form of entertainment that makes you remember exactly where you were when you were blasting one of her hits. That same, raw energy that makes you get out of your seat and sing at the top of your lungs. And in a time when Award shows love to bring back legends to perform on the shows….where is Jo Dee?!  It hurts to think there are newcomers that are just discovering country music that don’t have the experience of seeing her live.  So, I guess if you missed the point: This is my HUGE endorsement to see Jo Dee live ANYTIME you can. And if you have a chance to catch a show at the City Winery then you definitely should. Quality wine, good and music? Even in Nashville it’s a stand out


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    This is what happens when you promote A&R people out of the mailroom. Corrupt country music is dying with its boring, artisr repetitive, over commercialized format. I for one solve all of this with multi-country format Sirius radio.


    Couldn’t agree more! I’ve been a HUGE Jo Dee fan for many years and have seen her live shows multiple times. She is amazing! I’ve never understood why she is noticeably missing from awards shows. Big mistake show makers.

    Kathy D

    Jo Dee Messina is amazing! Shame on the stations and shows that do not share her talented work.
    More people would watch these award shows if they highlighted all artists and not just the same few!!


    Agree 100 %!!!!! Jo Dee is an amazing performer and still has a lot of country fans that would LOVE to see her on Country Award Shows Ditto for her Friend Terri Clark. Both Jo Dee & Terri Clark were fixtures in Country Music not to long ago!!!!! Most of the performers on those shows now are not even TRUE COUNTRY!!!!!

      carl olsen

      I agree whole-heartedly I always try to catch hers shows whenever she is appearing in Fla . or any other state I happen to be in and she is appeaing i follow her post have covered part of her last album and i cant stand the way local radio doesnt play her music but yet they will play Shania Twains totally wrong

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