During the Country Music Association Awards on November 9, Country music veteran Jo Dee Messina took the stage to duel “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” with Cole Swindell.

The song was inspired by Messina’s 1996 debut hit single “Heads Carolina, Tales California”.  He surprised the packed Bridgestone Arena by bringing Messina on stage for the performance.

Since her 1996 debut, Messina has earned nine number one hits and has seen her songs reach the top 40 16 times.

Over the next several months, Messina has a list of concerts planned beginning next month.

Jo Dee Messina show dates:
Dec 9 at the Michigan Theatre in Jackson, MI
Feb 18 at the Alabama Theatre in N. Myrtle Beach, SC
April 15 at the Two Step Inn in Georgetown, TX
June 9 at Tailgate N’ Tallboys in Clinton, Iowa
June 17 at the Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted, MN
July 14 at the Windy City Smokeout in Chicago, IL
July 22 at Rock the South in Cullman, AL
Aug 4 at the WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, MI
Aug 12 at the Voice of America Country Music Fest in Butler County, OH

Feature photo credit: Hunter Berry / CMA