Multiplatinum, award-winning country singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina's new album ME has been released and the fiercely independent, outspoken, and driven artist is already receiving some of the best reviews of her career for the album, issued via her own Dreambound Records/eOne Music Distribution. The Associated Press called it a "playfully vibrant album," Country Weekly noted "heavy doses of humor and sass that set her apart," while the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said: ".Messina is emboldened, independent and inspired.[single] 'A Woman's Rant' is a fiery, banjo-picking, piano-plinking, honky-tonkin' ode to feminine reflection and empowerment." The album's latest single and fan favorite, "A Woman's Rant" is currently receiving radio airplay nationwide.
What's being said about ME, funded by fans via her Kickstarter 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.
".there's plenty here that would convert folks if it reaches their ears, like the lead-off track--and thesis statement--'Not Dead Yet.' Jo Dee, in fine voice and backed by some bluesy licks, snarls that you better not count her out, even when she's looking pretty down. First single 'Peace Sign' follows the pop-country template that made Jo Dee so popular, as does 'Strong Shot of You,' but both offer the heavy doses of humor and sass that set her apart.where she really excels is on scorchers like 'He's Messed Up,' a delightfully catchy cautionary tale that sounds more like something from Pink or Kelly Clarkson than her country peers, cheerfully proving once again that Jo Dee does as she darn well pleases."