Jo Dee Messina Takes Fans on a Retrospective Journey of Her Life At Sold Out Ryman Auditorium Show on Saturday Night

Article Contributed by 117 Entertainment | Published on Monday, April 29, 2024

Jo Dee Messina electrified the Ryman Auditorium on Saturday night in front of a sold-out and highly energized audience. Her debut at the iconic venue was a chance for her to spotlight her “Road to the Ryman” retrospective on her life. From songs she was raised on to music that encouraged her to move to Nashville from Massachusetts, fans heard snippets of “Baby, I Lied,” “Break It To Me Gently,” “Whoever’s In New England,” “Rumor Has It,” “Girl’s Night Out” and more. She credited her early success to her producers Tim McGraw and Byron Gallimore while sharing massive hits like “Bye, Bye” and “Lesson In Leavin.’”

Perhaps the most poignant and impactful moments of the night came as Messina shared her testimony and journey with God. She welcomed a Gospel choir from Three Oaks Church in Gallatin, Tenn. to join her on a medley of tunes including “My Jesus,” “Bigger Than This,” “Child of Love,” and “Reckless Love.” She even shared a few new songs she’s written which both touched the crowd and had fans yearning for news about future releases.

“I was blown away by the crowd and its enthusiasm. Industry, family, friends, fans -- the room was filled with that mixture. It was a one-of-a-kind experience,” reminisced Messina.

Prior to the show, in a private reception, Jo Dee was presented with plaques commemorating five new RIAA Certifications further solidifying her legacy in country music history. They included Double Platinum status for her hit singles "I'm Alright" and "Bye Bye”; Gold and Platinum status for '90s country anthem "Heads Carolina, Tails California”; and Gold status for "Bring on the Rain" and "Lesson In Leavin.’”

The Heads Carolina, Tails California (HCTC2) Tour will run through the remainder of the year around the country. She brings it back home to New England for the Homecoming leg on May 31. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jo Dee is eagerly anticipating her homecoming to the region where it all began for her. The singer will give a special performance of the National Anthem at the iconic Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox game before heading to her show at the House of Blues on June 2.

Visit to purchase tickets and stay tuned for further announcements as Jo Dee Messina extends her tour, promising even more opportunities to experience her show throughout the remainder of 2024.

Heads Carolina, Tails California (HCTC2) Tour Dates:
May 16 - Shipshewana, Ind. - Blue Gate Performing Arts Center
May 17 - Rosemont, Ill. - Joe’s Live
May 18 - Troy, Ohio - Hobart Arena
May 31 - Stamford, Conn. - Palace Theatre *
June 1 - Webster, Mass. - Indian Ranch *
June 2 - Boston, Mass. - House of Blues *
June 6 - Sidney, Maine - The Bowl in the Pines *
June 7 - Hampton Beach - N.H. - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom *
June 8 - Hyannis, Mass. - Cape Cod Melody Tent *
June 14 - Santa Rosa, Calif. - Country Summer Music Festival
June 15 - Corona, Calif. - Dos Lagos Amphitheater
June 28 - Redwood Falls, Minn. - Vicki’s Camp N Country Jam
June 29 - Fargo, N.D.Outdoors at Fargo Brewing
June 30 - Dauphin, Man. - Dauphin’s Countryfest
July 6 - Petoskey- Mich. - Great Lakes Center for the Arts
July 10 - Nashville, Ill. - Washington Country Fairgrounds
July 11 - Fort Loramie, Ohio - Country Concert
July 13 - Pendleton, Ore. - Pendleton Whisky Music Festival
July 19 - Dam Jam Music Festival
Aug. 1 - Regina, Canada - Conexus Arts Centre
Aug. 2 - Camrose, Canada - Big Valley Jamboree
Aug. 4 - Sioux Falls, S.D. - Sioux Empire Fair
Aug. 16 - Centre Hall, Penn. - Centre Country Grange Fair
Aug. 17 - Winston-Salem, N.C. - Winston Salem Fairgrounds Annex
Aug. 24 - Mason, Wisc. - Concert In the Corn
Sept. 6 - Albuquerque, N.M. - New Mexico State Fair
Oct. 26 - West Chester, Ohio - Lori's Roadhouse
Feb. 8-13, 2025 - Miami Gardens, Fla. - Boots on the Water Cruise
*denotes New England Homecoming dates