Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina's music and lyrics made her a star in the country music genre. Messina worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "Beach Country Christmas" (The Nashville Network ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1969 in Holliston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual CMA Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Nash Bridges 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Nashville Star 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 35th Annual CMA Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 36th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

Mother's Day Diaries 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Radio Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 34th Annual CMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Grand Ole Opry Live 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Manilow Country 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 33rd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Judds Reunion: Power to Change 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

CMA 40th: A Celebration 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Ladies Night at the Wildhorse Saloon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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TNN Music City News Country Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Beach Country Christmas 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Rock 'n' Roll Skating Championship 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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TNN Music City News Country Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer
Music (1)

Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

Jo Dee Messina's music and lyrics made her a star in the country music genre. Messina worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "Beach Country Christmas" (The Nashville Network, 1996-97), "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1995-2001) and "Rock 'n' Roll Skating Championship" (Fox, 1996-97). She also contributed to "TNN Music City News Country Awards" (The Nashville Network, 1996-97), "The 32nd Annual Country Music Association Awards" (CBS, 1998-99) and "The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (CBS, 1997-98). In the nineties, Messina devoted her time to various credits, such as "The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (CBS, 1998-99), "Grand Ole Opry Live" (The Nashville Network, 1999-2000) and "The 33rd Annual Country Music Association Awards" (CBS, 1999-2000). She also worked on "The WB Radio Music Awards" (WB, 1999-2000). In the early 2000s, Messina lent her talents to projects like "The 2000 Radio Music Awards" (ABC, 2000-01), "The 28th Annual American Music Awards" (ABC, 2000-01) and "The 34th Annual CMA Awards" (CBS, 2000-01). Her credits also expanded to "The 74th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (NBC, 2000-01) and "Nashville Star" (2002-08). Messina most recently appeared in "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (NBC, 2009-2010). Messina was married to Chris Deffenbaugh and had two sons, Jonah Christopher and Noah Roger.

Relationships

Jonah

Son
Born Jan. 11, 2012; father, Chris Deffenbaugh

Noah

Son
Born Jan. 19, 2009; father, Chris Deffenbaugh

Chris Deffenbaugh

Husband
Married on Oct. 21, 2007

Milestones

Known for such albums as "I'm Alright" and "Burn"

Popular songs include "Bye Bye" and "I'm Alright".

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