Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2000 Jo Dee Messina hit #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "That's The Way"?

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Here are 5 little known truths about Jo Dee Messina.

  • Jo Dee Marie Messina was born August 25, 1970 in Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • Her father was of Italian descent and her mother was of Irish descent.
  • She was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts, with two sisters, Terese and Marianne, and a brother, Vincent
  • Her musical influences include 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.