Jana Kramer returns to her home state for two shows this weekend to share with her family and friends.
Jana Kramer returns to her hometown of Rochester Hills, Michigan on Thursday to spend time with family and friends before performing a show at a local venue just a few hours away.
On Friday night, Jana and her band travel to the south central part of the state to Battle Creek for a show at the Firekeepers Casino in promotion of her latest album, Thirty One (released October 2015).
The show starts with Jana and her band entering the stage with “Boomerang,” while Jana dances from one side of the stage to the other greeting the crowd in the first few rows.
Dressed in black pants, a black sleeveless suit jacket, and untied high heeled ankle boots, Jana shows off her six month old baby bump with a shiny sequined top.
She sings “Pop That Bottle,” her bro-country song for the girls that brings the ladies to their feet to show their appreciation.
Next up is the guys turn as Jana turns to “Whiskey.” Upon the completion of the song, a gentleman in the front row comments to Jana about the song and she jokes with him and nicknames him ‘Whiskey’ and teases him with it throughout the rest of the show.
Talking about being married and being frustrated while traveling with others in a vehicle, she wants to make it clear who the boss is as she sings with a sexy and sassy but demanding voice in “Don’t Touch My Radio.”
Showing off a bit of her pop flavor, she brings the crowd immediately to their feet as the band starts a compilation of songs with the playing of Shania Twain’s, “I Feel Like A Woman.” After “Take Me To Church” by Hozier, and “Cool Kids” by Echosmith, the band joins Jana up at the edge of the stage as they play “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks.
As the band returns to their places on stage, Jana crouches down at the front and invites the crowd to gather with her for a group selfie while she sings “What I Love About Your Love.”
With the crowd still standing gathered at the front, Jana and these fans sing her debut hit single, “Why Ya Wanna” from her self-titled debut album released in 2012.
Sitting on the edge of the stage, Jana introduces herself to the crowd talking a little of her hometown and her claim to fame by moving to Hollywood and making a career in acting. After many spots in TV and movie, she spent four years as the character of Alex Dupree in the CW channel drama TV series, One Tree Hill. Being less than satisfied with acting, she moved to Nashville to start a musical career.
Adding to the early success of her music, she also wed NFL football player Mike Caussin in May of 2015. They are expecting their first child, a daughter, in January 2016.
As her guitar player joins her at the edge of the stage, she sings “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz for her unborn daughter.
Jana is back up moving about as she launches into her favorite song, “Said No One Ever,” while asking the crowd to help with the singing of the chorus.
Although the crowd enjoys the show to this point, showing appreciation with their singing and cheers, now comes the time they had waited for. The debut single, “I Got The Boy” from her current album, has been a song that launched her career by leaps and bounds and helped her increase her popularity among country music listeners.
At the show’s conclusion, Jana shows some more of her pop side with “Bullet,” which has Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler singing with Jana on the album, before finishing with AC/DC’s, “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
Being at the beginning of her third trimester of pregnancy, Jana shows no weakness in her performance as her show appears flawless this evening. It is a good credit to her physical well being and exercise in how she jumps around from one side of the stage to another throughout the show. She continues her tour stop one more weekend, before ending the 2015 year and taking the month off in January to deliver her baby.
Jana has said she is going to take a short break for her daughter’s birth, at which time she will launch a second single from her album. At the end of her break, she vows to get back out on the road and continue her successful climb as a female country artist.