Jo Dee Messina has announced a new tour, billed as the Music Room Series, which will begin on April 16 in Verona, N.Y., and continue through May 4 in Milwaukee. The intimate concerts will include Messina’s stories about her hit songs, as well as some of her own original music. “I wanted to use this tour to give folks the opportunity to get to know me on a more personal level,” Messina said. “I’m leaving out the fancy production and using the show time to ‘visit’ with the audience for a while — as if they were to come to the house and sit with me in my music room. I think it will be a lot of fun. Instead of going to see a show, the audience will be a part of a show.” Messina is scheduled to release a new album, Unmistakable, later this year.