Jo Dee Messina splits with her longtime record company
Singer has a new album and 2013 tour in the works
Jo Dee Messina has parted ways with Curb Records, her label home since the beginning of her recording career in 1996.
A statement on her Web site says, “2013 brings many exciting changes for the two-time Grammy Award nominated country recording artist Jo Dee Messina [who] has completed her contract with Curb Records, and has been focusing on writing and recording her new album, which is expected in 2013.” Messina has signed with new management and a new booking agency.
“I am so excited to be able to start fresh,” Messina says on her Web site. “I have so much music to share. Getting it out there to the fans is going to be such a blessing.” Messina is currently on tour and has performances scheduled through 2013.
At Curb, Messina notched 12 top 10 hits between 1996 and 2005, including the No. 1 singles “Bye-Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Stand Beside Me,” “That’s The Way,” “Bring On The Rain” (with then label mate Tim McGraw), and “My Give A Damn’s Busted.”
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