Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts

Review: Jo Dee Messina shines on new album ‘Me’
New release » Jo Dee Messina, “Me” (Dreambound/Entertainment One).
First Published Mar 18 2014 01:36 pm • Last Updated Mar 21 2014 03:08 pm

Jo Dee Messina opens her new album, "Me," with a song title that declares she’s "Not Dead Yet." The veteran country singer proved just that when fans rallied behind her Kickstarter campaign, helping her raise more than $100,000 for the recording of this 12-song collection.

Messina’s declaration that she’s still alive and well comes across clearly on this playfully vibrant album. "Me" repeatedly speaks of second stages in life — and, by proxy, in careers, too. Messina, 43, continually addresses the value of experience in her songs, as well as in co-writing seven songs and in co-producing the album with Julian King.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The songs "Love on a Maybe" and "Breakin’ It Down" confront a partner about commitment, making it clear she needs more from him, and "A Woman’s Rant" wittily rips at the fast pace of modern-day life for a working mother. Similarly, "Peace Sign" uses clever, biting humor to tell a lover to kiss off.

The album’s ballads slow things down — not just in tempo, but in quality, too. Whenever the beat kicks in, so does Messina’s entertaining style. "Me" proves that Messina’s fans are right to think she still has plenty to offer.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.