Country star Jo Dee Messina has made her official return to the spotlight following an unexpected hiatus due to a cancer diagnosis. The “Bring On The Rain” singer originally revealed her diagnoses in a candid letter to fans in September 2017 and postponed her remaining tour dates indefinitely.
“It has been a trying summer, but her heart has been filled with gratitude for the many opportunities she has had to see God’s hand at work,” a post on Jo Dee’s Facebook page read at the time. “As many of you know, Jo Dee is a believer who feels blessed to be surrounded by the love of God — a love that has brought her the inner peace.”
At the end of March 2018, Jo Dee announced that she was doing well enough to return to the road and teased that new music was on the way as she had been putting pen to paper to write new songs inspired by her cancer battle. Impatient fans didn’t have to wait long to hear Jo Dee’s new music. On Saturday nigh (April 7), Jo Dee premiered “Bigger Than This” on Huckabee. The inspirational song gives fans a candid look into Jo Dee’s heart and the journey she has taken in recent months.
“In the summer of 2017, I was facing struggles with my health, personal life and finances. It seemed like everything was crashing in around me,” Messina says of “Bigger Than This.” “My heart was really moved, not to focus on the chaos of life, but the bigness of God. At that point and from that place of praise and worship came this song.”
“Bigger Than This” is unlike anything we’ve heard from the singer in the past. With 9 Number 1 songs to her credit, this is the first inspirational song released by Jo Dee Messina. Whether you share Jo Dee’s faith or not, we think you’ll agree that “Bigger Than This” is worth listening to on repeat.
Hear Jo Dee Messina perform “Bigger Than This” on Huckabee in the video below. Show your support for Jo Dee by purchasing her new single by clicking here. It will be available on digital retailers April 20 and streaming sites May 4.