Jo Dee Messina is in talks to join Dancing With The Stars

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I don't think I've ever heard anyone come right out and say they're in talks to appear on Dancing With The Stars without being asked. Usually there's this whole veil of secrecy and the only way you get an inkling of who might be on the show is when a secret source spreads the news to TMZ or Perez Hilton. 

No veil of secrecy here. Jo Dee Messina decided honesty was the best policy and came right out and told fans that she's been to LA to talk with the Dancing With The Stars people. 

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‘Nashville’ Is Right: Country Music’s Ageism Is Sexist


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For those who don’t know by now, I am an avid watcher of
ABC’s ‘Nashville’. While it is rather sudsy at times, its relationship to
reality is what really interests and intrigues me, aided by its placing of
fiction right alongside fact in its construction. Well-known country stars
feature in cameos, and regular references are made to other artists and country
music staples like the CMA Awards, the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird Café and
the Ryman Auditorium. However, the drama that unfolds is entirely made-up, and
the characters do not resemble real people in any way – or do they?

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All the stars are doing it … Jo Dee Messina launches Kickstarter campaign

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Kickstarter is going country!

Not long after I discovered that Tracy Lawrence had launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his next album, now comes word that Jo Dee Messina has also decided to skip the record labels and ask fans to help her fund her next album.

From a press release:

    Jo Dee Messina has garnered a reputation for being fiercely independent, honest, determined and driven. The multi-platinum, award-winning country singer/songwriter is now paving a new path with her "My time. Our music." campaign.

For the first time in her successful 18-year music career, JO DEE is free to make the album she wants. While grateful for the support of her previous record label, she is looking ahead to this new chapter in her career and will release a new full-length album with the people's help through Kickstarter.com. Fans worldwide can be a part of the "My time. Our music." movement that begins today (5/24) at www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010853438/jo-dee-messinas-new-album.

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