Jo Dee Messina Takes Cues From Loretta Lynn
Jo Dee Messina has always looked up to country heroes such as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and the Judds, and the singer says she virtually modeled her entire career after one of her biggest influences, the Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn. Jo Dee admits she always made radio a priority throughout her career like Loretta, a situation that has only recently has changed for her.
"When I had my first single out, I went from radio station to radio station to radio station," Jo Dee tells the Hellenic News. "I have done that my whole career, until I had my child, when the radio stations came first, before any birthday or any holiday. That was taken after Loretta Lynn."
While her priorities may have changed, Jo Dee marvels at how steadfast her fans have remained throughout the course of her ever-changing career. "I love my fans because they are loyal, loyal, loyal! It's been six years since my last record and they are still checking in. I am so grateful to them. I've had employees that haven't lasted as long as my fans!"
Jo Dee is set to release her series of albums, 'The Unmistakable Trilogy,' beginning April 27.