With nine number one singles, over five million records sold and decades of touring under her belt, Jo Dee Messina is set to return to Butte for a live concert performance to close the 2022 Butte Silver-Bow County Fair in early August at the Butte Vigilante Rodeo Grounds.  Messina will perform on the evening of Saturday, August 6 in the rodeo arena and advance tickets are available through the Butte Civic Center.

Jo Dee Messina performs at the CMA Music Festival (formerly known as FanFair) on June 9, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee. Phote courtesy Getty Images
Jo Dee Messina performs at the CMA Music Festival  on June 9, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Messina, who is still a staple on Country Music radio stations today, rose to stardom alongside the likes of Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Martina McBride in the late 1990s behind such chart-toppers as "Heads Carolina, Tails California", "Stand Beside Me" and "You're Not In Kansas Any More" and rode that wave of success into the early 2000s behind singles such as "Burn" and a duet with Tim McGraw, "Bring On The Rain" which also rose to the top of the Country charts.  In the time since, Messina has changed record labels and her entire touring band as she told KAAR-FM's Tom O'Neill in a July interview.  Messina said she has spent time off during the pandemic "getting to know Jesus" as well as homeschooling her son.  Her current tour will take her to all parts of the continental United States but she says she is particularly looking forward to her Montana dates because of its natural beauty and because she wants to take her son fishing.

Messina's performance at the Butte Vigilante Rodeo Grounds will wrap up a full week of fair festivities including popular displays by members of Butte's 4-H group.

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