Cherokee Casinos add 2nd stop for Jo Dee Messina

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/02/2020 02:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Jo Dee Messina will perform a free show on Feb. 8 at Lee Creek Tavern inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland. COURTESY
ROLAND – Country musician Jo Dee Messina will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Lee Creek Tavern inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland for a free concert.

One Star Rewards members can earn entries throughout the day of the show for a chance to win a signed acoustic guitar from Messina after the concert. 

She is also performing a free show on Feb. 7 at SEVEN Bar inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs.

Messina drew influence from various country music artists such as Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire and The Judds. By age 16, she was playing local clubs, singing while her brother and sister provided backup on drums and guitar.

Her 1996 breakout song, “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” jumpstarted her career by peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. Following the success of her debut, Messina posted nine No. 1 hits, including “Bye, Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Stand Beside Me” and “Bring On the Rain” with Tim McGraw. She also charted 16 Top 40 songs and sold more than 5 million albums worldwide. Messina was honored by the CMA Awards, ACM Awards, and Billboard Magazine in 1998 and 1999 as the Horizon Award winner, Top Female Vocalist, and the Most Played Country Female Artist of the Year, respectively. She was also a Grammy nominee in 2001 and 2002. 

In 2013, the singer-songwriter parted ways with her longtime record label and took matters into her own hands. The artist created Dreambound Records, revealing her most personal album to date, “Me.”

For more information on Messina, visit www.jodeemessina.com.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is located at 109 Cherokee Blvd. For more information, visit www.cherokeecasino.com or call 1-800-256-2338. All guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

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