Jo Dee Messina

'Surprise' Sounds

JoCountry vocalist Jo Dee Messina this week will release her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to a good start thanks to the single "My Give a Damn's Busted," which is No. 5 this week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

"Delicious Surprise" sports five songs written or co-written by Messina, while the title cut was penned by singer/songwriter Beth Hart and Styx bassist Glen Burtnik. Production was handled by Messina in tandem with Byron Gallimore and Mark Bright.

"To me, the 'delicious surprise' in life is the dreaming, getting there, without limits, without putting up boundaries, just having faith and working hard," Messina says. "Dreams are meant to be followed and if your heart speaks it then it doesn't matter how far-fetched it seems."

The new album is the follow-up to 2000's "Burn," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.