Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2005 Jo Dee Messina's "My Give A Damn's Busted" video debuted on CMT?

Courtesy of Jo Dee Messina

It's true! Check out the video!

Here are 5 interesting facts about Jo Dee Messina.

  • She was born on August 25, 1970, in Framingham, Massachusetts to Vincent and Mary Messina.
  • Her musical influences growing up were Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, and The Judds.
  • By age 16 she was playing local clubs, singing while her brother and one sister provided backup on drums and guitar. The group continued performing until she graduated from high school.
  • She worked various temp jobs, including computer programming and accounting while trying to make it in Nashville.
  • She became involved with the Special Olympics after stumbling across an event while jogging. She has become an ambassador and performs at Special Olympics events in order to increase attendance.