On Friday, Sept. 5, country music star Jo Dee Messina will be in Franklin to perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in support of her new album, "Me."
"Me" is her fifth studio album during the span of her nearly 20-year career, but her first since leaving production company Curb in 2012.
“The new album was not A & R'd by the record label, it was actually A & R'd by the public and when I started writing the songs for it, it didn't occur to me that they would be on this album,” said Messina as she took time out of her busy touring schedule for an interview. “So I posted them online and we ended up with enough songs and fan life to put an album together. It just came about in a whole different way.”