Jo Dee Messina (album)

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Jo Dee Messina
Jo Dee Messina-1 Album.jpg
Studio album by Jo Dee Messina
Released March 26, 1996 (1996-03-26)
Genre Country
Label Curb
Jo Dee Messina chronology
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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 Byron Gallimore, who has also produced all of McGraw's albums. 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, while follow-ups "Do You Want to Make Something of It" and "He'd Never Seen Julie Cry" both failed to enter Top 40.

The album reached number 22 on the Top Country Albums and number 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) - 3:29
  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


Compiled from liner notes.[2]


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 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Jo Dee Messina (CD insert). Jo Dee Messina. Curb Records. 1996. 77820.