Hometown: Nashville, TN
Management: CountryWired inc
With the release of Unmistakable, Jo Dee Messina steps firmly into the front ranks of country singers with staying power. An album that displays both her songwriting prowess and her abilities as a co-producer, Unmistakable is above all a showcase for one of the genre's most remarkable and distinctive voices.
"I knew she was a great singer," says Chris Ferren, one of five co-producers who worked with Jo Dee on the project, "but I guess I didn't know how great until I worked with her." That is a sentiment echoed across the board from Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, Jerry Flowers, Dann Huff, James Stroud, who each co-produced cuts on Unmistakable. Flowers goes so far as to deem her, "the best vocalist I've ever worked with. No matter what you ask her to do, she can do it, and do it better than what you wanted. She sings from her heart and it's just amazing every single time."
As always, Jo Dee's passion and believability are front and center on Unmistakable, which catalogs in song a progression from a disappointing relationship through a painful but liberating break-up into real and fulfilling love. "You can pretty much feel it that there was a shift in my life during the process of the album," says Jo Dee, who became engaged, got married and had a baby during the extended process of creating this new music.