THOUGHTS & PRAYERS: CO Music & Media for Houston Musicians’ Relief Fund // Vinnie DeFrancis / Country Singer Jo Dee Messina Diagnosed With Cancer, Postpones Tour
From Chris Kresge on Facebook 8/30/17: This is an organized statewide initiative to raise One Million Dollars to aid the working musicians affected by the flooding in TX. We need your expertise and energy. Please plan on attending either/or of the meetings / events currently posted on the events page. Please share! #colomusic #comusicandmediaforhouston
First thought on my mind this morning is that not only have many of our friends in TX lost their equipment — but they’ve lost the rooms they earned their livings in … we’re going to need to invite them up and give them places to play and sleep. #lotsofworktobedone #comusicandmediaforhouston #colomusic
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Vinnie DeFrancis Needs Prayers Due to Illness
From Jane Manly on Fb., 9/02/17: To all friends of our beloved Vinnie Defrancis I just want let you know he truly needs your thoughts of hope love prayers and deep positive energy. He is currently in I. C. U. At Denver Health. He is fighting severe pulmonary complications among other life threatening issues. The next 48 hrs. Will be paramount to his recovery. He is fully sedated unable to communicate so visits and calls will need to wait. Let’s help him pull through this. Will keep you posted thru the weekend. Peace.
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Country Singer Jo Dee Messina Diagnosed With Cancer, Postpones Tour
Nashville, Tenn. — Country singer Jo Dee Messina, whose hits include I’m Alright and Bye Bye, announced Wednesday that she has cancer and will be postponing her 2017 show dates after Oct. 7.
A statement posted on her website didn’t specify the kind of cancer the 47-year-old Messina has been diagnosed with but said she’s “working closely with a team to explore all options.”
Messina, who is from Framingham, Massachusetts, had a string of hit songs in the late ‘90s from her sophomore record, I’m Alright, on Curb Records.
She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week No. 1 hits from the same album. She also won the Horizon Award for new artists from the Country Music Association in 1999.