Jo Dee Messina announces first-ever vinyl release

Best of set will be released in March

Jo Dee Messina will release her first-ever vinyl collection on March 10th via Curb Records. Heads Carolina, Tails California: The Best of Jo Dee Messina features 11 of her timeless hits, including “Bye, Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Lesson In Leavin,’” ”Heads Carolina, Tails California” and more. This marks Messina’s first-ever vinyl release on a limited edition, 180-gram clear vinyl with wisps of color throughout – mirroring the artist’s authentic and colorful personality. A CD will also be available.

“It’s amazing to look back over a catalog and have so many songs with so many memories attached,” Messina says. “Now, to have them come out on vinyl? Wow! It’s a new way to hold those memories. It’s very exciting!”

Jo Dee Messina’s illustrious catalog – which includes nine No. 1 hits and 16 Top 40 smashes – has racked up more than 700 million on-demand streams and millions of albums sold with multiple RIAA certifications. She’s enjoyed a major resurgence over the past few years as the ’90s country craze has swept the nation, paving the way for a big year in 2023.

Messina had a monumental 2022, selling out multiple venues and breaking festival attendance records with her high-energy show. She wrapped up the year opening two shows for Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire, and the packed arena crowds sang along to every word of Messina’s timeless hits.


1. Heads Carolina, Tails California
2. Bye-Bye
3. I’m Alright
4. Bring On The Rain featuring Tim McGraw
5. My Give A Damn’s Busted
6. You’re Not In Kansas Anymore
7. Lesson In Leavin’
8. Stand Beside Me
9. Because You Love Me
10. That’s The Way
11. Burn

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