Jo Dee Messina Fans Choose ‘Peace Sign’ For New Single
Jo Dee Messina's fans have been involved with her upcoming album from the beginning. The singer, who raised more than $100,000 through her Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, also let her fans vote on the first single -- and vote they have.
With more than 22,000 votes, Messina announced that the winning song is 'Peace Sign,' which will be the lead-off tune for her new record. "This song is a blast,” she says. “The first weekend we carried the ‘Peace Sign’ T-shirts, we sold out in two shows. It’s definitely a fan favorite.”
The 43-year-old, who spent several years embattled with her former record label, Curb Records, over releasing new music, is thrilled to allow her fans to participate in the entire process.
"The people are the ones that make music possible,” she adds. “They are the ones that come to the shows, request the songs, and get the records. When I first started the campaign, many folks didn’t get it. The ones that took the time to learn about it got that this project is something we are all doing together. Once again the fans have shown their love and loyalty. I am truly grateful.”
Messina, who hinted she may be joining the cast of 'Dancing With the Stars' this fall, is putting the finishing touches on the new set of tunes while performing all over the country, including shows in Hawaii and Canada. Keep track of her complete schedule here.