Country Superstar Jo Dee Messina to Perform at Raue Center for the Arts, 10/16
Raue Center For The Arts (26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake) is thrilled to announce the appearance of Jo Dee Messina on October 16, 2014 at 8p! This very special, intimate show will showcase the beautiful and electric voice of the country superstar.
Tickets for this one night only event will go on sale at noon on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 to the public and are currently on sale to subscribers through Raue Center's Box Office at 26 N Williams Street, via phone at 815.356.9212 and online at www.rauecenter.org. Tickets start at $53.
With its title ME chosen by fans, Jo Dee's newest album - released March 18, 2014 - marks her most personal album to date. Jo Dee wrote, or co-wrote, many of the songs on the album and will release ME on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. For the first time in her career, Jo Dee is able to boldly do things her own way and pave her own path to success.
Spring 2013 found the fiercely independent, outspoken, and driven artist free from a long-term record deal. Jo Dee became free to make the album she wanted, so the forward-thinking country star took to the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com to create a new full-length album for her fans, with her fans. The "My time. Our music." campaign allowed her backers to be involved with every step that goes into creating and recording the album, and opportunities to be rewarded with exclusive content and one-of-a-kind opportunities.
Throughout the process, her fans helped Jo Dee surpass her $100,000 goal, making her Kickstarter.com campaign the most successful one to come out of Nashville and at the time of completion, the 15th largest funded music campaign in Kickstarter.com history. The fans were given a voice. Via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Stage-It, her fans selected which songs would be included on the album, submitted artwork for her label logo, selected the album title ME and chose the album's first single "Peace Sign."
"This album is truly for you, the people who appreciate the creative process, as well as my amazing fans," exclaims Jo Dee. "There's no question, I wouldn't be where I am today without your love and support. You've been with me since the beginning. This album is a fresh start for me, and I want us to go on this exciting journey together."
Although this album is a fresh start for Jo Dee, she is no stranger to the entertainment world. Debuting in 1996 with the hit single Heads Carolina, Tales California, she has charted 9 number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles, and sold more than 5 million records worldwide.
Overall, ME is a journey. It's honest. It's funny. It's sad. It's life. At this point in her life, Jo Dee isn't afraid. She's a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and an incredibly gifted vocalist and all that awaits her.