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JO DEE MESSINA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR; APA BOOKING UPCOMING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW SINGLE “PEACE SIGN”

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JO DEE MESSINA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR;

APA BOOKING UPCOMING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW SINGLE “PEACE SIGN”

Current BILLBOARD Feature Outlines Entertainer’s Bold Moves

Nashville, TN (September 9, 2013) – Multi-platinum selling, award-winning country entertainer JO DEE Messina’s new single,“Peace Sign,” is currently impacting radio, bursting onto PLAY MPE’s Top Fivedownload chart in its first week of release.  In support of her new single release, APA Nashville is working on new routing for the singer’s upcoming tour as JO DEE gears up to head north in October for her much-anticipated Canadian tour.Upcoming Tour Dates:

Sep 14 – Honolulu, HI – Hawaii Convention Center
Sep 21 – Bakersfield, CA – Kern County Fair
Sep 28 – Columbus, TX – Colorado County Fair
Oct 3 – North Battleford, SK – Gold Eagle Casino
Oct 4 -Swift Current, SK – The Living Sky Casino
Oct 5 -Yorkton, SK – Painted Hand Casino
Oct 6 – Melfort, SK – Kerry Vickar Center
Oct 8 – Grande Prairie, AB – Spurs Cookhouse
Oct 10 – Edmonton, AB – Cook County Saloon
Oct 11 – Whitecourt, AB – Eagle River Casino
Oct 12 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina
Oct 13 – Winnipeg, MB – McPhillips St. Station

Messina is presently featured on Billboard magazine’s “The 615” column, which focuses on the formation of the singer’s own Dreambound record label, her new crowd-sourced CD, and the Kickstarter campaign that made it all possible.

“We are excited about the bold moves and vibrant marketing strategy that Jo Dee has put behind this project,” says Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner of APA Nashville.   “Jo Dee has gone outside the box and enlisted total support from her fans.  Jo Dee is determined to provide today’s country fans with the music they want and how they want it…and she is succeeding.”

Messina told Billboard writer Chuck Dauphin that the creation of the single and forthcoming album was a group effort… with her fans.  Via snippets posted on JO DEE’S Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, her supporters were able to observe the recording process, perform on the record, and choose her current single.  Over 220,000 impressions were tallied during the 10-day voting periodand“Peace Sign” was the winner.

“It was a close call between the songs,” admits Messina.  “Now that the fans have spoken, it’s up to Country radio to tell the rest of the story.”  “Peace Sign,” written by Amy Dalley, Scott Ledger and Tyler Hayes, and produced by Messina, is the first radio single from her forthcoming full-length album.  The song is now available for purchase on iTunes.

The fiery redhead charted 23 singles on the Billboard charts between 1996 and 2009. She has won the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist award, the CMA Horizon award and the nod for Most Played Country Female of the Year from Billboard.

 

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CreativelyMusical.com Artist of the Week June 11, 2013: Murray Porter

I first discovered Murray Porter while listening to all of the NAMA nominees a couple of months ago.

His entry in the awards that caught my ear was “Rez Bluez” from the album Songs Lived & Life Played

It got my vote. It was one of those songs that sent me on a mission to find more from him and listen to it all. Well, that is just what I did. I downloaded the album from Amazon.com and listened. I listened three or four times or more in a row that first day – I only do that with albums I really love. I really dig this album.

Murray Porter is a blues piano player and singer. His style is charismatic and full of soul. His music reminds me of classic jazz and blues performances and artists that I learned about in a jazz history class I had in college.  It was one of my favorite classes and one of my favorite professors, who also happened to be a jazz trumpet player.

“Rez Bluez” is the song that won me over, but the entire album is wonderful stuff. It is available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. A couple of my other favorite songs are “Call You Baby” and “Dog House”.  “Is Sorry Enough” is a beautiful song.

You can find Murray Porter on:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/MURRAY-PORTER/108126181953

MySpace – https://myspace.com/murrayportermusic

CD Baby – http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/MurrayPorter

His bio and some career highlights are on the CD Baby site. Check out his music and add him to your collection.