Became the first country female to have three consecutive number one hits from the same album. The hits in question were "Bye Bye, " "I'm Alright, " and "Stand Beside Me, " from the album "I'm Alright." 
Was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts, where she attended Holliston High School.
June 2007: Engaged to businessman Chris Deffenbaugh. The couple plans to marry in the fall.
Has 2 sons with her husband Chris Deffenbaugh - Noah Roger Deffenbaugh (b. January 19, 2009) and Jonah Christopher Deffenbaugh (b. January 11, 2012).
(September 6, 2017) Jo Dee Messina's team revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer. All 2017 tour dates after October 7 are postponed as she undergoes treatments in the fall.