Unmistakable: Love

Unmistakable: Love

by Jo Dee MessinaJo Dee Messina


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Jo Dee Messina has been absent from the recording scene for six years, but that's not her fault. She released the single "Biker Chick" in 2007 from a forthcoming album entitled Unmistakable. It reached number 48 and stayed on the charts for nine weeks before the album was shelved and the single pulled. In 2008, she released the single "I'm Done," also from Unmistakable. It reached number 34, but once more her label delayed the release of the album. At the beginning of 2009, she released "Shine," which failed to chart, and the release of the album was shelved. Messina tried one more time with a single called "That's God" in January of 2010. It failed to enter the chart and the album's released was finally canceled altogether. Unmistakable is now a trilogy of extended EPs and finally seeing the light of day. The first part of the trilogy, entitled Unmistakable: Love (the other two are Unmistakable: Drive and Unmistakable: Inspiration), clocks in at a little over 33 minutes, and contains seven album cuts as well as a pair of live bonus tracks. While none of the aforementioned singles appear on the first part of Unmistakable (they will on the two later installments), the songs on Love are unified in their views of love and show a different side of the party-girl image that Messina gave off in the first part of the decade. She co-wrote two of the set's tracks, and co-produced about half of it. The songs are mature and of a piece; they look at the redemptive power of love in all its facets from the union between partners ("Hard Life," the title track, "Welcome to the Rest of My Life") to the ending of one kind of relationship with a person and being grateful for what remains once wounds are healed ("Always Have, Always Will" and "I Think About Us"). Messina's fans haven't seen this side of her before on record, but that hardly matters; she's true to herself musically and the vision here is uplifting, one of resolve, transition, survival, and transformation. Unmistakable: Love is seamless in its execution and emotional honesty.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2010
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187918122
catalogNumber: 79181

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jo Dee Messina   Primary Artist
Mike Brignardello   Bass
John Catchings   Cello
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Guitar
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Chris McHugh   Drums
Steve Nathan   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond B3
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Paul Worley   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Jonathan Yudkin   Mandolin
Chris Farren   Background Vocals
Gordie Sampson   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower   Vocal Harmony
Tom Bukovac   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tania Hancheroff   Vocal Harmony
Rob McNelley   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Missi Hale   Background Vocals
Jeff King   Electric Guitar
Brent Rader   Percussion,Keyboards
Charlie Judge   Keyboards
Brian Chris Autry   Bass
Dave Hofner   Keyboards
Tom Bikovac   Guitar
Robert Vaughn   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Stevens   Composer
Marc Beeson   Composer
Stephanie Bentley   Composer
Darrell Brown   Composer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Mark Hagen   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer
Kostas   Composer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
John Scott Sherrill   Composer
Greg Wells   Composer
Paul Worley   Producer
Chris Farren   Composer,Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Erik Hellerman   Engineer
Stephen Allen Davis   Composer
Jo Dee Messina   Composer,Producer
Clarke Schleicher   Engineer
Jay DeMarcus   Producer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Jerry Flowers   Composer,Producer
Tia Sillers   Composer
Sean Neff   Engineer
Don Pfrimmer   Composer
Mallary Hope   Composer
Chris Deffenbaugh   Engineer
Matthew Wes   Composer

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Unmistakable: Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
buddahbellysmom More than 1 year ago
From her soulful, soothing ballads to her rocking selections Jo Dee delivers. This is her first studio album in seven years and she delivers like no one else! Her soaring voice will take you to places like no other performer. I was fortunate enough to hear her in New York in March at Feinsteins at the Loews Regency and it was worth the trip! She debuted a few songs from the first of her trilogy that is being released this year and the songs are fabulous. She is one of the most overlooked performers in country music but she will be a contender after the release of these new albums. You need to add these to your country music catalog or it will never be considered complete.
mezzobrit More than 1 year ago
Jo Dee Messina's new album "Unmistakable Love" is absolutely amazing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jo Dee Messina, the country star of such hits such as "Bye, Bye", "I'm Alright", "Heads Carolina, Tails California", and "My Give a Damn is Busted", is back with new material. It may have been a long wait but the songs are worth it. The stand-outs are the title track "Unmistakable", a beautiful love ballad, "I Think About Us," an emotionally charged plea for lost love, and "Welcome to the Rest of My Life," a fun love song about the excitement of being in love. Jo Dee's voice sounds powerful and pure and these songs will stick in your head for a long time. If you are a fan of country music and quality song writing you will enjoy this album.