Joy here and my friendship with Jo Dee Messina started unexpectedly. There was a voicemail on my office phone one day from a mom who said her kids simply wanted to come by and tour the station because they love the shows and music so much. We set up a time a month later because she was battling cancer and needed to come after her major surgery.
Half way through the interview she starts to talk about music and working in the music industry. When I asked her name I literally GASPED out loud! “You are THE Jo Dee Messina?!” I had zero chill around her for about 5 minutes as I realized who I was hanging out with. She is such an amazing country singing legend but an even more incredible woman and mom. Jo Dee is living out her faith so beautifully during this hard season.