Actor, singer, and songwriter Jana Kramer was born December 3, 1983, and grew up with country music. Her striking good looks found her pursuing acting, and she appeared in a host of television shows, including parts in Friday Night Lights, 90210, and Entourage, before she landed the recurring role of Alex in the CW’s One Tree Hill, quickly becoming a fan favorite.
The exposure Kramer received on the show was parlayed into the start of a country music singing career, and her first four singles, 2011’s “Why Ya Wanna,” “I Won’t Give Up,” and “Whiskey,” and 2012’s “What I Love About Your Love,” all broke and were featured on the One Tree Hill series soundtrack. A debut album, simply titled Jana Kramer, appeared from Warner Bros. in the spring of 2012. The album fared well, rising to number five on the Country Albums chart and going to 19 in the Top 200 survey.
In May 2014, Kramer released a new single, “Love,” which was the first sampling from her second album. The song cracked the Country Top 40, and a second single, “I Got the Boy,” fared even better; released in January 2015, it peaked at number 24 on the Country Singles chart and sold over 257,000 units. Kramer’s sophomore album, Thirty-One, was released in October 2015, and included a duet with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, “Bullet.” The album was preceded by two singles, “Love” and “I Got the Boy,” the latter cracking Billboard’s Country Top 30.
Kramer’s first marriage was to Michael Gambino in Las Vegas, NV in 2004. They divorced several months later.
On December 22, 2009, Kramer became engaged to actor Johnathon Schaech. The couple met on the set of Prom Night. They were married on July 4, 2010 in Glen Arbor, Michigan. However, the marriage lasted a little over a month before the couple separated. Their divorce was finalized in June 2011.
It was announced in September 2012 that Kramer was dating country music singer Brantley Gilbert. They met at the 2012 CMT Music Awards in June. The couple got engaged on January 20, 2013, his twenty-eighth birthday. They split in August 2013.
In August 2014, Kramer began dating Washington Redskins tight end Mike Caussin whom she met on Twitter. She spoke of her relationship with Caussin saying she was now in a healthy place and a healthy relationship. Kramer and Caussin became engaged in December 2014 on her 31st birthday and got married on May 22, 2015.
On August 10, 2015, the couple revealed they are expecting their first child. Their daughter Jolie Rae Caussin was born on January 31, 2016, in Nashville.