Jo Dee Messina slates release of new single
Monday, October 26, 2009
– Jo Dee Messina will release a new single, That's God
in January 2010, a prelude to her first album in five years, "Unmistakable."
Due in the spring, Messina co-produced the CD. "With the 'Unmistakable' album, it lets people see a different side of me than they have seen in the past," says Messina said. "For example, I actually recorded straight forward love songs on this album, something I am definitely not known for."
Messina has been debuting That's God, which she wrote with Brent Rader, on her Music Rom Series Tour. "My heart is exploding with excitement. This song is truly what I want to say. I believe in it and its message."
"The shows have been so much fun because they are totally interactive, from the show itself, to giving away tickets via Twitter prior to the show, to the internet broadcast following the show. It is truly all about the fans."
Tour dates are:
Thursday Nov. 5 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theatre
Friday Nov. 6 Shiprock, NM Phil L.Thomas Performing Arts Center
Saturday Nov. 7 Pueblo of Acoma, NM Theatre at Sky City Casino
Monday Nov. 9 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Tuesday Nov. 10 Modesto, CA Gallo Center of the Arts
Wednesday Nov. 11 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre of Performing Arts
Thursday Nov. 12 Porterville, CA Eagle Mountain Casino
Friday Nov. 13 Torrance, CA James Armstrong Theatre
Saturday Nov. 14 Glendora, CA Haugh Performing Arts
Sunday Nov. 15 Lancaster, CA Lancaster Performing Arts Center
Friday-Sunday Nov. 27-29 Reno, NV Atlantis Hotel Casino-Grand Ballroom
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