Messina Pledges Her Allegiance

One may call it a “redhead, white and blue celebration,” when ACM Top New Female Vocalist Jo Dee Messina performs at this year’s Capitol Fourth musical celebration in Washington, D.C. Along with Nashville’s Symphony Orchestra, Messina will be featured in the PBS live broadcast on Independence Day. “To be in our nation’s capitol on our nation’s birthday is an amazing honor!” the singer explains. “I still can’t quite believe they’ve asked me to be a part of this incredible event.” Past country music participants have included Deana Carter, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Faith Hill.