Talk to country superstar, Jo Dee Messina for 5 minutes and you feel like you've been talking to your long lost best friend. That's the way the Grammy Award winner treats people around her and I was no exception. The singer whose voice has brought grown men to tears seems to have "the life" but she insists she still faces struggles.
For one, she is launching a new album, Unmistakable Love after her record was delayed for years and with minimal radio airplay. She's seen the economy affect some of her loved ones, she's watched fresh young faces bounce onto the country music charts since her absence and she's facing the greatest challenge and joy of her life, raising her beautiful son.
In my interview with Messina today, she tells us how difficult life was before she hit it big, her "Ramen noodles days", and what advice she has for those who have lost their faith and aspire for greatness.