Nashville, TN, November 11, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Country music superstar Jo Dee Messina announced the release of her Christmas single, "Noel," to Country and Christian radio and digital download platforms. The song, written by Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, and Ed Cash, was previously recorded and released by acclaimed Christian artist Lauren Daigle. Messina's version was produced by Ian Eskelin and features background vocals by Jonathan Allen.
"Of all the people I could have chosen to sing on this song, I chose Jonathan Allen," stated Messina. "He leads the sanctuary of Grace Chapel [in Leiper's Fork, TN] in worship, sharing music and scripture while ushering in the presence of God every Sunday. It's such an honor to have him be a part of this."
Messina, who launched her independent label Dreambound Records following a seventeen-year run with a major label, previously released full-length album Me, which yielded three radio singles; an acoustic version of fan-favorite "Will You Love Me;" and "Night Crawl" through fitness company Beachbody. "Noel" marks her first holiday release under her own label, as well as her official introduction into the Christian genre -- a direction she envisions her new music heading in the near future.
"This song truly reached my heart when I first head it," explained Messina. "It calls everyone to come and see - see how much God loves us. In human form, a way we can understand it, He gave us Christ, the greatest gift of all. Thank you, Father."
"Noel" is now available for download across all digital platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music, and will be performed at holiday parades in Chicago (Nov. 19), Philadelphia (Nov. 24), and Nashville (Dec. 3). The lyric video for "Noel" can also be viewed now on YouTube.
For more information on Messina and her upcoming plans, visit her official website at http://jodeemessina.com.
About Jo Dee Messina
Jo Dee Messina is a seasoned veteran in the music industry, always evolving and reintroducing herself and her sound as she gains new experiences in life. Jumpstarting her career, Messina's breakout song, "Heads Carolina, Tails California," made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Messina posted nine No. 1 hits, sixteen Top 40 songs, sold over five million albums worldwide, and was honored by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and GRAMMY Awards. As Messina's résumé grew, she proved to be a trendsetter and history-maker, becoming the first female in country music history to celebrate three consecutive multi-week, chart-topping songs.