Jo Dee Messina
Dreck the Halls
Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Fri., Dec. 20, 2002
One of contemporary country's bright new stars, Jo Dee Messina has a distinctive voice that gives her songs an attractive edge. A Joyful Noise ditches the singer's country trappings for a style that's classically pop. Fans of Shawn Colvin will find a lot to like, as Messina's Christmas tunes have a similar childlike quality. All the standards are here, done better than most.