World renowned country artist Jo Dee Messina postpones tour after being diagnosed with cancer
Critically acclaimed country singer Jo Dee Messina announced on the 13th September 2017 the shocking news that she’s suffering from cancer, and as a result, has understandably postponed her 2017 show dates after October the 7th.
The 47-year-old – who has sold over five million records worldwide and has had a host of number one singles on the Billboard country music charts – hasn’t specified what kind of cancer that she has been diagnosed with, however did disclose in a statement on her website that she’s “working closely with a team to explore all options.”
Messina, who is from Framingham, Massachusetts, has been incredibly successful in the country music scene, and has racked up two Platinum and three Gold certified albums by the RIAA. Her last album, ‘Me’, was released in 2014.
She also holds the distinct honour of being the first female country artists ever to land three multiple-week number one hits from the same album – with ‘Bye Bye’, ‘I’m Alright’ and ‘Stand Beside Me’ all reaching the top spot from her second album, ‘I’m Alright’. The fourth single from that album, ‘Lesson in Leavin” went straight in at number two.
As well as this, Messina also won the Horizon Award for New Artists in 1999 from the Country Music Association, while she has also been nominated fro two Grammy awards.