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Jana Kramer Holding Free Concert For CMT Taping

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What’s better than a Jana Kramer concert?  A free Jana Kramer concert!

Fans in the Nashville area can have just that — a free Jana show — on Monday, April 16th.  The show will be at 12th & Porter and is being taped for CMT.  Doors for the free, all-ages show will open at 5:00pm, and the show will start at 5:30.  Entry will be first-come first-serve.

The former One Tree Hill actress made an immediate impact with her debut single, “Why Ya Wanna.”   When the song was released in late January, 55 radio stations added it to their rotations.  That made Kramer the most added debut artist since Country Aircheck began tracking playlist adds back in 2006.  The single currently sits at #24 in the latest Billboard Country Song chart.

Her debut single will be followed, naturally, by her debut album.  The self-titled disc comes out on June 5th.  We can expect a crush of Kramer with appearances — both live and on TV — to surround the release.    We’ll keep you updated to when and where you can satisfy your jonesing for more Jana.

Jana Kramer’s “Out” And “In”

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Jana Kramer is starting the week with a bit of “out” and ‘in”.  The “out” is her music video for her song “Why Ya Wanna,” which made it’s debut today.  The “in” is that the single is in the Mediabase Top 40 for the first time, appearing today at #40.

CMT exclusively debuted the video for the former One Tree Hill actress.  The network is also backing the Elektra Nashville singer by naming her as the inaugural artist in their revamped Listen Up program, which highlights artists on the verge of breaking out.  What that means for Kramer is a lot of support this month from CMT, both on TV and online.

That’s very good news for Kramer, who set a record with the radio release of “Why Ya Wanna.”  When the song was first released, 55 radio stations added it to their rotations.  That made Kramer the most added debut artist since Country Aircheck began tracking playlist adds back in 2006.  Her cracking into the Mediabase Top 40 shows the song is now starting to pick up steam.  It might be going from steam to smoke to flame with the added attention the video will be bringing her.  Stay tuned!


2012 Artist To Watch: Jana Kramer

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Out of all of our Artists To Watch, Jana Kramer is unique.  The reason for that is that she’s already been watched – by millions each week as the character Alex Dupre on CW’s One Tree Hill.  I have to admit, I was never one of the millions, which actually makes me – and every other non-watching country music fan – her new target audience.

The 28-year-old has now signed off from the small screen and is focused solely on her singing career.  She released her first single, “Why Ya Wanna,” in record-setting style last week.  A total of 55 stations added the song to their playlists, which is the most ever for a debut artist, male or female.  (Read about her reaction to the record and more on the single here.)

One possible reason for country radio’s warm reception is that Kramer’s already proven there’s a market for her music.  Before the radio release of “Why Ya Wanna,” she had a handful of digital singles out.  Those singles have sold nearly 200,000 copies without any airplay.  Clearly, people are listening and liking what they hear – including us.  We featured her “What I Love About Your Love” earlier this month in our Video Picks of the Week.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Jana Kramer

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It didn’t take very long for Jana Kramer to step down from One Tree Hill and climb up the country charts.

The now former small-screen star released her first single, “Why Ya Wanna,” this week.  The song’s title may not win over many English teachers, but the song itself is rocking country radio.  Country Aircheck reported that 55 stations added the song to their playlists.  That’s nearly triple the previous high mark for any debut female artist.

The 28-year-old Michigan native is known to many from her acting work on the TV series One Tree Hill.  Her last episode on that program aired earlier this week.  Now that she’s taken leave from OTH, she’s fully focused on her singing career.

I got to talk with Jana, who is confident and committed to her new craft.  We discussed her record-setting debut, where the song came from and if she’s had that special moment that all artists experience with their first release.

Video Picks Of The Week: January 14, 2012

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Hey friends…

We’re back with our weekly special, “Video Picks of the Week!”

Music Video

This week’s music video is Jana Kramer‘s new single, “What I Love About Your Love. ” Many fans know her as Alex Dupre on the CW hit series, One Tree Hill, which just happens to be one of my favorite television shows of all-time. When Kramer came on to the OTH scene in 2009, I had no idea the talented actress was also such a talented singer.

Last year, she was signed to Warner Music Nashville. She now has a few singles under her belt and was also a part of the Footloose soundtrack with her version of “Let’s Hear It For The Boy.” The new track, “What I Love About Your Love,” has a fun sound that just makes you want to get up, put on a cowboy hat, and clap your hands. Not to mention, Kramer’s voice and country twang on the track take the song to another level.


See the other two “Video Picks Of The Week” below: