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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Holliston's Messina found country -- at private school

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(JoDee Messina visited her old elementary school, the Miller School, in Holliston, in September 2005, Globe Photo by Robert Klein)

Country singer JoDee Messina grew up in Holliston, but that's not where she got into country music. She told the Herald News in Joliet, Ill. that she actually got into country when she went away to a private school.

"I had gone away to a private school for a year, and there were kids from all over the country. One of them was from the South and would listen to it. I just kind of gravitated toward it because it was real. It was so relatable to me," Messina said in a Q and A with the Herald News.

Messina says the best part about being famous is that she can speak out for the underdog. The worst part? Not being able to use the restroom in peace and quiet.

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