Delicious Surprise

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Delicious Surprise
Jo Dee Messina-Surprise.jpg
Studio album by Jo Dee Messina
Released April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Label Curb
Producer Mark Bright
Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Jo Dee Messina
Jo Dee Messina chronology
Greatest Hits
(2003)Greatest Hits2003
Delicious Surprise
Unmistakable: Love
(2010)Unmistakable: Love2010
Singles from Delicious Surprise
  1. "My Give a Damn's Busted"
    Released: January 3, 2005
  2. "Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)"
    Released: June 20, 2005
  3. "Not Going Down"
    Released: December 5, 2005
  4. "It's Too Late to Worry"
    Released: July 10, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

Delicious Surprise is the fourth album by American country music artist Jo Dee Messina, released in 2005. Her first studio album since Burn almost five years previous, it produced a Number One single on the Billboard country music charts in "My Give a Damn's Busted", a song co-written by country singer Joe Diffie and originally recorded on his 2001 album In Another World. Additional singles released from Delicious Surprise include "Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)", "Not Going Down", and "It's Too Late to Worry", all of which charted in the Top 40 on the country charts as well. The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Not Going Down" (Kevin Savigar, Shaunn Bolton) - 3:16
  2. "Someone Else's Life" (Danny Wells, John Bettis, Chris Farren) - 3:27
  3. "Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)" (Beth Hart, Glen Burtnik) - 3:48
  4. "It Gets Better" (Jo Dee Messina) - 4:32
  5. "Who's Crying Now" (Patrick Jason Matthews, George Teren) - 3:29
  6. "My Give a Damn's Busted" (Joe Diffie, Tom Shapiro, Tony Martin) - 3:18
  7. "It's Too Late to Worry" (Ron Harbin, Danny Wells, Anthony L. Smith) - 3:55
  8. "Life Is Good" (Messina, Mark Selby) - 3:12
  9. "Love Is Not Enough" (Messina, Mike Reid) - 3:55
  10. "Where Were You" (Messina, Bettis, Wayne Kirkpatrick) - 3:31
  11. "I Wear My Life" (Shaye Smith, Katrina Elam, Christi Dannemiller) - 4:08
  12. "You Were Just Here" (Brett James, Troy Verges, Hillary Lindsey) - 3:27


Compiled from liner notes.[3]



  • Tracks 1, 3, 9: Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
  • Tracks 4-6, 8, 11: Byron Gallimore and Jo Dee Messina
  • Track 2, 7, 10, 12: Mark Bright and Jo Dee Messina

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 7


  1. ^ Delicious Surprise at AllMusic
  2. ^
  3. ^ Delicious Surprise (CD liner notes). Jo Dee Messina. Curb Records. 2005. 78770. 
Preceded by
The Right to Bare Arms by Larry the Cable Guy
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 14–21, 2005
Succeeded by
Modern Day Drifter by Dierks Bentley