Jana Kramer grew up in Rochester, Michigan, and listened to country music from an early age. She began her acting career as a young woman, landing roles on the daytime soap opera All My Children and later the popular forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Kramer made the move into feature films with a small part in the Adam Sandler comedy Click, but returned to TV for her most visible roles to date, Noelle Davenport in Friday Night Lights and hot-to-trot fashion model Alex Dupre on One Tree Hill.
Despite her success as an actress, Kramer still wanted to make the leap into country music. "I knew it was going to be hard because I was always typecast as . . . just another actress," Kramer later told Keepin' It Country. "Music has always been my heart, my passion, and I want to be able to blend the two."
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Jana Kramer Discography:
- Jana Kramer (Elektra Nashville Records, 2012)