I got to see Jo Dee Messina live today in a free concert downtown outside of "Crown Center"
It was truly an amazing experience for me, and I really enjoyed it a lot... a little more even than when I saw Sara Evans in October '08.
First off Jo Dee's voice moved mountains, it was beautiful live as it is on record... maybe even better than on the records, even. She was stunning, and not just because she was glammed out in rhinestones.
You could tell she was having so much fun, she kept having the audience sing and she talked to us about her upcoming album, Unmistakable
. Included in the set of her big hits, she included new material: upcoming single "Get Up Again", "Unmistakable" (which is an amazing song), and "That's God" (which she wrote 6 weeks ago in Canada for her son, Noah, who was born in January 2009). The album is expected for March 2010.
Best part of it all though was that after her final song, "My Give a Damn's Busted", she gave not 1... not 2... but FIVE encore performances
And she let people line up to sign their stuff... she commented on this one girl having her sign a Harry Potter book
It was one helluva night, I'll tell ya'll that!