Jo Dee Messina (album)

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Jo Dee Messina
Studio album by Jo Dee Messina
Released March 26, 1996 (1996-03-26)
Genre Country
Label Curb
Producer Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Jo Dee Messina chronology
Jo Dee Messina
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Jo Dee Messina is the self-titled debut album of American country music singer Jo Dee Messina, released in 1996.

It was co-produced by country music artist Tim McGraw and McGraw's frequent co-producer Byron Gallimore. The album's first two singles ("Heads Carolina, Tails California" and "You're Not in Kansas Anymore") both reached Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1996; however, "Do You Want to Make Something of It" and "He'd Never Seen Julie Cry" both failed to enter Top 40.

The album reached #22 on the Top Country Albums and #146 on the Billboard 200. Seven years after its release, it was certified gold in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're Not in Kansas Anymore" (Zack Turner, Tim Nichols) - 2:53
  2. "On a Wing and a Prayer" (Walt Aldridge, Jo Dee Messina) - 3:06
  3. "He'd Never Seen Julie Cry" (Leslie Satcher, Max T. Barnes) - 4:10
  4. "Do You Wanna Make Something of It" (Terry Anderson, Bob DiPiero) - 2:45
  5. "Let It Go" (Jamie Kyle, Ron Bloom, Will Rambeaux) - 4:12
  6. "Heads Carolina, Tails California" (Nichols, Mark D. Sanders) - 3:28
  7. "Walk to the Light" (Aldridge) - 3:56
  8. "I Didn't Have to Leave You" (Jill Wood) - 3:48
  9. "Every Little Girl's Dream" (Dave Loggins, Kenny Mims) - 3:59
  10. "Another Shoulder at the Wheel" (Gary Burr, John Jarrard) - 3:44

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 22
U.S. Billboard 200 146
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 5
Canadian RPM Country Albums 8


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1996 "Heads Carolina, Tails California" 2 111 3
"You're Not in Kansas Anymore" 7 22
"Do You Wanna Make Something of It?" 53 29
1997 "He'd Never Seen Julie Cry" 64


  1. ^ Jo Dee Messina (album) at AllMusic