On Sunday night, Jo Dee Messina performed “Heaven Was Needing a Hero” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra at the 2023 National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C.
The historic event was hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise and featured many other incredible performers, including: Trace Adkins, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Slattery, Dulé Hill, Yolanda Adams, Mary McCormack, The War and Treaty, Chosen Jacobs, Phillip Phillips, Megan Hilty, and Jack Everly as conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra. The program also included a tribute to Vietnam War POWs and Gold Star families, as well as a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice and a remembrance of World War II. You can watch the entire concert here: https://www.youtube.com/live/i7hyIM8-rYA?feature=shareFor more info and to stay up-to-date, please visit jodeemessina.com.
About Jo Dee Messina
Jo Dee Messina is one of the most iconic country artists of the ‘90s and ‘00s and still has a reputation as one of the genre’s most passionate, high-energy performers. In 1996, she kicked off her notable career with “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” a single that immediately made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted nine No. 1 hits and sixteen Top 40 songs and has been recognized by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards and GRAMMY Awards. As Jo Dee’s resumé 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. Over the years, Jo Dee has amassed over half a billion streams on Pandora, hundreds of millions of album and song streams on Spotify and Apple Music, and millions of views on YouTube. Her impressive listenership recently earned her acknowledgment for having one of the Top 20 country albums of the 1990s on Spotify. Additionally, her social media accounts are collectively followed by millions of fans. Jo Dee has been traveling the country receiving rave reviews for her authenticity, commitment and openness on stage. Hoping to inspire and enlighten fans from all walks of life with every step she takes, Jo Dee has made it her mission to present herself and her story with honesty, inviting fans to see behind the masquerade. For complete information and upcoming tour dates please visit www.JoDeeMessina.com and follow @jodeemessina on Instagram, TikTok and on Facebook.