Singer Jo Dee Messina first rose to fame in the late 1990s for her string of country hits including Bye, Bye, I'm Alright and Stand Beside Me, all of which claimed the top spot on Billboard charts.
It wasn't long before the Massachusetts native was likened to other prominent singers like Shania Twain.
Messina's success continued into the 2000s with infectious songs like My Give A Damn's Busted. She released her last album, Me, in 2014, but continued to tour all over the country until now.
The singer, 47, was forced to postpone her current tour after doctors diagnosed her with cancer.
Messina's team released a statement on Wednesday announcing the heartbreaking news...