Jo Dee Messina was one of my favorite singers and then she kinda faded away. Now she's hoping to make a comeback with the help of her fans. She's launched a campaign to raise money and gather input from fans for the album she wants to make. It's called 'My Time. Our Music." and it's going to be done independent of a major label backing.

Messina has always been head strong but when it comes to being under a major label contract you pretty much have to do things their way or take the highway. So Jo Dee is wanting to make this album on her own terms without 'big brother' helping. So she's turned to a website called Kickstarter to help her raise the $100,000 needed to complete the project. The catch is the money has to be raised in 30 days.

She is asking for fans to donate money but also to have input into the songs that will make up the album. You can make your suggestions via Twitter, Facebook and through StageIt reviews. You also have a chance to vote on the album artwork and even submit your own work for consideration.

For more information and to follow Jo Dee's progress click here.

Concert Dates:

Jun 7: CMA Fest, Nashville, TN
Jun 8: Portfest, Newport, AR
Jun 14: Porterfield Country Music Festival, Marinette, WI
Jun 15: Kick’n Up Kountry Music Festival, Karlstad, WI
Jun 18: Opryland Hotel (Private), Nashville, TN
Jun 22: Choctaw Resort Casino, Durant, OK
Jun 29: Indian Ranch, Webster, MA
Jul 12: Texas Music Theater, San Marcos, TX
Jul 13: Dosey Doe, The Woodlands, TX
Jul 20: Hollywood Casino, Bay Saint Louis, MS
Jul 26: Violet Festival, Pickerington, OH
Jul 27: Alexander City Sportsplex, Alexander City, AL
Aug 2: Antelope County Fair, Neligh, NE
Aug 7: Tanner Park, Copiague, NY
Aug 9: Jam At The Ridge, Le Roy, NY
Aug 10: Mason County Fair, Point Pleasant, WV
Aug 11: Music Box Theatre at Hersheypark, Hershey, PA
Aug 17: Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL
Aug 24: Vernon County Fairgrounds, Viroqua, WI
Sep 1: The West Virginia Italian Heritage, Clarksburg, WV
Sep 7: Marion Popcorn Festival, Marion, OH
Sep 21: Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA
Sep 28: Colorado County Fair, Columbus, TX
Oct 3: Gold Eagle Casino, North Battleford, Canada
Oct 4: Living Sky Casino, Swift Current, Canada
Oct 5: Painted Hand Casino, Yorkton, Canada
Oct 6: Kerry Vickar Centre, Melfort, Canada
Oct 8: Spurs Cookhouse and Dance Hall, Grande Prairie, Canada
Oct 10: Cook County Saloon, Edmonton, Canada
Oct 11: Eagle River Casino, Whitecourt, Canada
Oct 12: Casino Regina Show Lounge, Regina, Canada
Oct 13: McPhillips Station Casino, Winnipeg, Canada
Oct 26: Madeleine Hotel (Private), Telluride, CO
Dec 21: Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami, FL
Jan 19: Country Music Cruise, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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