JO DEE MESSINA'S BACK!

It's been four years since Jo Dee Messina released a new studio album, but on April 26 she'll give her fans what they've been waiting for-and it's called Delicious Surprise. "To me, the 'delicious surprise' in life is the dreaming, getting there, without limits, without putting up boundaries, just having faith and working hard, explained Jo Dee. "Dreams are meant to be followed and if your heart speaks it then it doesn't matter how far-fetched it seems. You have to believe." Delicious Surprise contains five songs either written or co-written by Jo Dee. "Songwriting to me is my refuge, a safe place to me where I can go to spell out my emotions, especially when dealing with tough situations," she said. "It helps me to gain perspective. You could say that songwriting gives me emotional freedom."

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