Jana Kramer

Jana Rae Kramer (born December 2, 1983) is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 with the single "Why Ya Wanna" from her self-titled debut album for Elektra Records.

Early life

Kramer was born in Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States, to Nora and Martin Kramer. She is of German Chilean, Croatian and French ancestry. Jana has one brother Steve who is a police officer. Jana attended Rochester Adams High School. She speaks some German.


2002–11: acting career and record deal

In 2002, Kramer made her acting debut in the low-budget independent horror film Dead/Undead. The following year Kramer guest appeared on All My Children, which marked Kramer's television debut. Kramer has since continued to appear in a number of television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and CSI: NY. She has also had small supporting roles in films such as Click, Prom Night and Spring Breakdown.

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Dolly Parton reveals she used Whitney Houston song royalties to support a Black neighborhood

The Grio 31 Jul 2021
Whitney Houston‘s remake of “I Will Always Love You” is probably one of the most beloved songs of all time ... In 2020, Parton confessed to PEOPLE that she didn’t fully understand or appreciate the impact of her lyrics until she heard Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” on the radio....

Will Young: ‘I wanted to do a covers record for a long time but I didn’t want it to be ... sh*t’

The Irish Times 31 Jul 2021
as likely to apologise for his snoring dog in the background as he is to go off on a tangent about radio presenting (when he speak, he is in the midst of sitting in for Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show) ... “I love doing acoustic covers for stuff like radio – but doing that for an album, I felt wouldn’t necessarily be that interesting....

The one that never left

Business Day Online 31 Jul 2021
Hi, my name is Ese and this is my love story ... Every love song on the radio reminded me of him ... I was crazily, head over heels in love with himso much that I could feel his body heat when he stood beside me. He was my first love ... I could finally be with the love of my life ... I wasn’t even asking for too much, I just wanted to be loved in return....

Walk of Fame honors the legacy of Angelou, Scott, Ehle among others

Winston-Salem Journal 31 Jul 2021
Besides Scott, stars were unveiled for writers Maya Angelou, John Ehle and Penelope Niven; musicians John Mueller and Sam Moss; artists Earline King and Joe King; and radio personalities George Lee and Alvin "A.C." ... Radio host Alvin "A.C." Stowe was honored for a long career in radio that included shows in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Charlotte....

DJ Annie Mac breaks down in tears during final BBC Radio 1 show after 17 ‘amazing, magical’ years

Metro UK 30 Jul 2021
BBC Radio DJ Annie Mac succumbed to tears as she prepared to sign off from her final Dance Party show on BBC Radio 1 on Friday night. The 43-year-old, who had worked as a presenter on Radio 1 for 17 years, wrapped up her broadcast duties on the last edition of Radio 1’s Dance Party with Annie Mac ... Radio 1....

Westlife to play intimate Belfast gig for Radio 2 Live

Music News 30 Jul 2021
Westlife are the final act confirmed for Radio 2 Live ... “We are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Radio 2 Live ... Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, said ... “Radio 2 is committed to bringing live music performance to its listeners as we know how much they love to listen and watch their favourite artists perform the songs they adore....

Annie Mac bids emotional farewell to BBC Radio 1 after 17 years

Irish Independent 30 Jul 2021
Annie Mac has presented her final BBC Radio 1 show ... A post shared by BBC Radio 1 (@bbcradio1) ... “I’m not going, hopefully I will get a job on the radio at some point in the future ... “But being at Radio 1 is such a party ... BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) July 30, 2021....

Keeping Score: Five College Movers and shakers

The Recorder 30 Jul 2021
“I had no interest in basketball at all until I moved here and started listening to Jack Leaman on the radio,” said the 35-year-old MacWilliams ... MacWilliams owns Five College Movers and is a longtime UMass radio sponsor. “I love UMass sports probably too much, and I’ve given a lot of money to them, mostly basketball....

Heartland Events Center to rock with ‘Good Vibrations’

The Grand Island Independent 30 Jul 2021
Mike Love, a founding member of the band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is touring with the band across the Midwest this summer, including stops this week in Missouri and Kansas. Grand Island may not be the band’s only stop in Nebraska this year, though, Love told The Independent....

Federal judge gives Browning woman 8 years for killing disabled man

Great Falls Tribune 30 Jul 2021
During an emotional two hours, Mittens' loved ones described his work on the Blackfeet Reservation and his love for his family and his community. Mittens was a local radio DJ and played in a band, they said. He was proud of his truck, loved going to mudbogs and was the man behind the grill at family barbecues....

Tickets for Peter Kay’s return to the stage sell out in 30 minutes

Irish Independent 30 Jul 2021
Kay has been largely out of the spotlight since a surprise appearance at a charity screening of his series Car Share in 2018, but made a brief return in January 2021 when he appeared on BBC Radio 2 to chat to Cat Deeley about his love of music, mixtapes and the musical Mamma Mia....

Best Bets

The Gleaner 30 Jul 2021
SATURDAY, JULY 31 Rally 4 Gladdy Carivibez Internet Radio, in association with Merritone Music and Stone Love Movement, presents ‘Rally 4 Gladdy’ from the Wild Bunch Disco starting at noon Jamaica time and 1 p.m. DST on Carivibez.com and... ....

Lummi Island lets you easily forget your day-to-day cares

The Spokesman-Review 30 Jul 2021
The next day, we took a lovely hike up Lummi Mountain, a 3.2-mile roundtrip trek with gorgeous views of the Salish Sea, stopped at the Island grocery store for a few supplies, and then went back to that lovely beach ... Nothing to do but watch the water, listen to Canadian radio, read, eat good food and simply hang out....