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Current BILLBOARD Feature Outlines Entertainer's Bold Moves



Nashville, TN (September 9, 2013) - Multi-platinum selling, award-winning country entertainer JO DEE Messina's new single,"Peace Sign," is currently impacting radio, bursting onto PLAY MPE's Top Five download chart in its first week of release.  In support of her new single release, APA Nashville is working on new routing for the singer's upcoming tour as JO DEE gears up to head north in October for her much-anticipated Canadian tour.


Upcoming Tour Dates:


Sep 7  - Marion, OH - Marion Popcorn Festival

Sep 14 - Honolulu, HI - Hawaii Convention Center

Sep 21 - Bakersfield, CA - Kern County Fair

Sep 28 - Columbus, TX - Colorado County Fair

Oct 3 - North Battleford, SK - Gold Eagle Casino

Oct 4 -Swift Current, SK - The Living Sky Casino

Oct 5 -Yorkton, SK - Painted Hand Casino

Oct 6 - Melfort, SK - Kerry Vickar Center

Oct 8 - Grande Prairie, AB - Spurs Cookhouse

Oct 10 - Edmonton, AB - Cook County Saloon

Oct 11 - Whitecourt, AB - Eagle River Casino

Oct 12 - Regina, SK - Casino Regina

Oct 13 - Winnipeg, MB - McPhillips St. Station


Messina is presently featured on Billboard magazine's "The 615" column, which focuses on the formation of the singer's own Dreambound record label, her new crowd-sourced CD, and the Kickstarter campaign that made it all possible. 


"We are excited about the bold moves and vibrant marketing strategy that Jo Dee has put behind this project," says Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner of APA Nashville.   "Jo Dee has gone outside the box and enlisted total support from her fans.  Jo Dee is determined to provide today's country fans with the music they want and how they want it... and she is succeeding."


Messina told Billboard writer Chuck Dauphin that the creation of the single and forthcoming album was a group effort... with her fans.  Via snippets posted on JO DEE'S Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, her supporters were able to observe the recording process, perform on the record, and choose her current single.  Over 220,000 impressions were tallied during the 10-day voting period, and "Peace Sign" was the winner. 


"It was a close call between the songs," admits Messina.  "Now that the fans have spoken, it's up to Country radio to tell the rest of the story."  "Peace Sign," written by Amy Dalley, Scott Ledger and Tyler Hayes, and produced by Messina, is the first radio single from her forthcoming full-length album.  The song is now available for purchase on iTunes


The fiery redhead charted 23 singles on the Billboard charts between 1996 and 2009. She has won the ACM's Top New Female Vocalist award, the CMA Horizon award and the nod for Most Played Country Female of the Year from Billboard. 


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Media Contacts: 


For APA Nashville

Martha E. Moore / 615-746-3994 /

Kirt Webster / 615-777-6995 x230 /



Manfred Westphal / 310-888-4290 /


For JO DEE Messina

Todd Brodginski / 818-830-0400 x239 /