LIVE: Jo Dee Messina

The "Unmistakable" Jo Dee Messina stopped into San Diego on Aug. 1 for a riveting show at the Balboa Theatre. Fast-rising country music star Jessica Lynn opened.

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Jo Dee Messina brought her massive country music hits through the Balboa Theatre on Aug. 1.
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The singer/songwriter's had nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts.
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Jessica Lynn (right) and her band opened the show.
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Messina was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week No. 1 songs from the same album.
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To date, she has two platinum and three gold-certified albums by the RIAA.
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She debuted in 1996 with the single "Heads Carolina, Tails California." Her album was certified gold by the RIAA.
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Her second album, "I'm Alright," produced five top 10 country hits between 1998 and 1999, and sold over a million copies in America.
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Since her debut, six of her singles have peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart.
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She has sold over 5 million records worldwide.
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Following her major debut album success, Messina performed 215 shows in 1996 and became one of the most successful new female vocalists of the '90s.
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During that time, Messina's finances suffered due to a series of poor business decisions and a change of management that led her to nearly declaring bankruptcy.
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She spent nearly a year trying to write new songs and material for a new album that could help bring herself out of bankruptcy.
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She credited the radio success of 1998's "Bye, Bye" and "I'm Alright" with giving her a "second chance."
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Messina has also guest-starred on the television shows "Crash and Burn," "Nash Bridges" and "Touched by an Angel."
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Messina became involved with the Special Olympics after stumbling across an event while jogging. She has become an ambassador and performs at Special Olympics events.
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In 2012, she was featured on the fourth season of Bravo's hit reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
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Hailed as "country music's fastest rising star," Jessica Lynn and her band opened the show.
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In the last year, Lynn's had two TV specials, “This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George,” and "Jessica Lynn: Takin' Over - Live from The Paramount Theater" go nationwide on PBS.
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She's performed shows with Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Clint Black, and Keith Urban (among others).
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Lynn is currently in the studio finishing her debut studio album.
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