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Messina plans three EPs this year

Monday, March 22, 2010 – What started with Blake Shelton is apparently continuing with Jo Dee Messina. She will her release her first new material in 6 years on April 27 with the of three EPs to be issued throughout the year. The initial installment, "Unmistakable: Love," will be nine tracks, including seven new songs and two live acoustic cuts.

The release will be followed later this year by "Unmistakable: Drive" and "Unmistakable: Inspiration." The three EPs (Curb Records) include new music that Messina co-wrote and co-produced. Fans can pre-order the 9-song "Love" EP now at Messina's web site.

"I think this is a great way to let the fans hear all the recordings made in the last six years," said Messina. "They not only get to experience the finished product, but the complete collection of songs recorded along the way."

The track listing for "Love" is below:
"Hard Life"
"Always Have, Always Will"
"Welcome To The Rest Of My Life"
Treat Me Like A Woman Today"
"Think About Us"
"I'm Home"
Bonus tracks:
"Because You Love Me" (live acoustic)
"Stand Beside Me" (live acoustic)

Shelton released "Hillbilly Bone," a six-song offering in early March.

On the live front, Messina plans to be on the road throughout 2010, with dates scheduled through October. Tour dates are:
Friday March 26 Maryville, TN Clayton Center for the Arts
Thursday April 1 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
Friday April 2 Salisbury, MA Tupelo Music Hall
Saturday April 3 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Thursday April 15 Florence, AZ Country Thunder USA
Saturday May 17 Lake Elsinore, CA The Diamond - Storm Baseball
Friday June 18 North Lawrence, OH Clay's Park
Friday June 25 Cadott, WI Country Fest 2010
Saturday July 10 Ft. Loramie, OH Ctry Concert-Hickory Hill Lake
Friday July 23 Angelica, NY Alleghany County Fair
Sunday July 25 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder USA
Wednesday July 28 Powell, WY Park County Fair
Thursday July 29 Vernal, UT Uintah County Fair
Saturday July 31 Wendover, NV Peppermill Concert Hall
Thursday Aug. 5 Albert Lea, MN Freeborn County Fair
Sunday Sept. 5 Meshoppen, PA Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair
Saturday Sept. 11 Webster, MA Indian Ranch
Sunday Sept. 19 Frederick, MD Great Frederick Fair
Thursday Oct. 14 Shiprock, NM Phil L. Thomas PAC
Saturday Oct. 16 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Center
Thursday Oct. 21 Edmonds, WA Edmonds Center for the Arts
Friday Oct. 22 Pasco, WA Trac Center
Saturday Oct. 23 Astoria, OR Liberty Theater
Sunday Oct. 24 Tacoma, WA Pantages Theatre

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