Multi-platinum recording artist Jo Dee Messina will bring her unique country sound to service members stationed in Italy on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour Jan. 5-10. This marks the first USO tour for Messina, who will entertain and meet with service members and their families during the trip. She performed at the USO's 65th Anniversary Gala last September.

This tour continues the USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tradition of bringing celebrities to troops stationed far from home. Entertainers who recently participated in USO tours include Craig Morgan, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley, Drowning Pool, Bill Engvall, Craig Ferguson, Kathy Kinney, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Shinedown.