Country music star Jo Dee Messina will be Live in Concert at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb on Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 PM with special guest Destination Unknown.
Jo Dee Messina fans have gotten what they’ve been clamoring for from the multiplatinum, award winning country singer/songwriter who released her new full-length album in 2014. With its title “ME” chosen by fans, the album marks Jo Deeʼs most personal album to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of the songs and released it 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-off-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.
“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.
Tickets for Jo Dee Messina will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 27 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices are $29.50, $39.50 and $65.00. Reserved tickets can be purchased at www.egyptiantheatre.org, over the phone at 815-758-1225, or in person at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. 2nd Street in Downtown DeKalb, IL and is owned & operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. This show is presented by the Egyptian Theatre, Prosound Productions, and the Daily Chronicle.