Jo Dee Messina will release a new single in early 2012 (the song’s title will be released soon). But before she does, look for her on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes which airs December 18 at 8/7 CT. Designer Matthew Haly transformed Jo Dee’s Nashville home for the holidays, using natural elements. The episode also features actors Wayne Brady and Alison Sweeney.
“It was amazing to have HGTV come in the house to decorate,” Jo Dee said. “I guess living in my home and seeing it every day, I overlook decorating possibilities. I was blown away by what they came and did to the house. It was just so beautiful.”
Jo Dee’s TV appearances don’t end with HGTV. She will also appear on BRAVO’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Cameras were rolling during a recent writing session between her and cast member and former member of the group Xscape, Kandi Burruss. “I loved getting to write with Kandi,” Jo Dee said. “She’s so talented. I hope we get a chance to do it again real soon.”
In addition to her music, Jo Dee continues to work with several charitable endeavors. Earlier this year, she launched the A Million Doors campaign to raise money for Holy Trinity Montessori, a non-profit school in Nashville. Jo Dee is working with Kate Riley, the head of the school, to raise $2.3 million dollars to build a new school. GAC has partnered with Jo Dee to help spread the message in a new short special, GAC Heart of Country with Jo Dee Messina. Sponsored by Citracal, the 60-second spots will begin airing on GAC in early 2012.
“I was thrilled when GAC approached us about doing this piece,” Jo Dee said. “It gives people a chance to see the work I’m doing with AMillionDoors.com. I love the GAC Network, so I will be quite proud to see the piece run.”
Jo Dee is also expecting her second child. The new baby will join big brother Noah in late January or early February. Fans can catch Jo Dee perform her annual ‘Christmas in the Music Room’ show on Tuesday, December 20 at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel.