MULTI-PLATINUM, AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER TO APPEAR MONDAY ON ‘THE TODAY SHOW’ TO PERFORM NEW SONG ‘A WOMAN’S RANT’ AND LAUNCH KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN “MY TIME. OUR MUSIC.”FOR NEW ALBUM
PERFORMANCE AND FAN CLUB PARTY SET FOR CMA WEEK IN NASHVILLE
Jo Dee Messina will return to NBC’s “The Today Show” Monday, June 3 where she’ll perform her new song “A Woman’s Rant” and discuss her Kickstarter campaign, where fans get unique rewards and experiences as backers of her upcoming album. A powerful and upbeat song about the challenges that mothers and working moms face in juggling their responsibilities, “A Woman’s Rant” will appear on the new album.
The multi-platinum, award-winning country singer/songwriter has garnered a reputation for being fiercely independent, honest, determined and driven and is now paving a new path with her “My time. Our music.” campaign.
“I’m psyched to get back to New York City and see my friends Kathie Lee and Hoda, and share with them some new Music,” says Jo Dee. “Now that I'm free to make whatever project I want, I wanted to do something WITH the people as well as FOR them. This is such a fun project with unique rewards for the backers. It lets me make the record I want with the involvement of the public. They are a part of the process, along every step.”
After Monday’s performance in New York City, she returns to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival, where she’ll host her annual fan club picnic and perform outdoors Friday, June 7 on the Riverfront Stage. “CMA week is always a favorite time of year. It’s fantastic to see everyone from around the country come together and enjoy music and meeting their favorite stars.”
For the first time in her successful 18-year music career, Jo Dee is free to make the album she wants. While grateful for the support of her previous record label, she is looking ahead to this new chapter in her career and will release a new full-length album with the people’s help through Kickstarter.com. Fans worldwide can be a part of the “My time. Our music.” movement that began May 24 at www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010853438/jo-dee-messinas-new-album. Jo Dee's backers will be involved with every step that goes into creating and recording the album. They will be rewarded with exclusive content and one-of-a-kind opportunities. A $100,000 goal has been set to fund studio time, musicians, engineers, engineer assistants, production assistants, cartage, background vocalists, lead vocal recording days, overdubs, utility musicians, equipment rental, recording, mixing, mastering and more. In order to succeed, the goal must be reached within a 30-day period.
Additionally, Jo Dee’s fans have been involved in the creative process by influencing which songs will make it on the album, via their input at live shows, Facebook/Twitter comments or Stageit reviews. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote on album artwork and even submit original pieces for consideration. The “My time. Our music.” campaign gives the public an authentic, first-hand glimpse into all that is involved with each step of releasing an album.
“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, and I’m in need of your support now more than ever. This album is a fresh start for me, and I want us to go on this exciting journey together.”