JANA KRAMER SET TO RELEASE SECOND LP thirty one TOMORROW
Elektra Nashville artist to celebrate release with an appearance on Good Morning America next week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (October 8, 2015) – With the lead single “I Got The Boy” nearing Top 20 on the country singles charts, Jana Kramer is ready to release her new album, thirty one, tomorrow on Elektra/Warner Music Nashville. Kramer will be celebrating its release with a performance of “Boy” Monday, October 12 on Good Morning America. Her 11-track second LP chronicles moments in Kramer’s life in unforgettable ways as she tells the story of love lost and found with grace, vulnerability, confidence and a withering sense of humor.
“thirty one was the perfect title because it’s taken me 31 years to live and write this album, and I believe it shows strength, grace, vulnerability, fun and confidence,” said Kramer. “thirty one is who and what I am, and I think when my fans listen to the album they will discover so much more about me,” she continued.
More than three years since the release of her debut album that yielded the hit single “Why Ya Wanna,” the most played debut country single of 2012, Kramer took the time to write and record this introspective album that truly reflects her personal journey. “For this album I got to take my time and write the songs I wanted to write,” said Kramer, the 2012 ACM Top New Female Vocalist of the Year. “That first album was an introduction," she explains. "This new one is my baby album. Not that I don't love the first one, but the second album really represents who I am and where I've been throughout all of my life."
Kramer co-wrote six of the 11 tracks on the Scott Hendricks-produced album and lays bare moments of her life that have been very public and also deeply private. Beginning with the sly, sentimental lead single “I Got the Boy,” Kramer allows raw emotion – love, lust, hate and everything in between.
Opening tracks “Boomerang” and “Don’t Touch My Radio” set the tone for thirty one, so titled because the album chronicles the singer/songwriter’s life so far. The former is a kiss-off song, warning a former beau there will be no second chances. Kramer then kicks things into a higher gear, taking full command of her life – and her potential relationships – on the rocker “Don’t Touch My Radio.”
In “Love” Kramer declares “I still believe in fairy tales.” But on the cowbell cool “Bullet” she notes, “I really thought I loved him, and now I’m never thinking of him. Thank God I dodged your bullet, thank God I didn’t do it.” A fun-loving sense of humor shines on the pop-friendly, tongue-in-check, up-tempo track “Said No One Ever.”
Kramer closes the album with a pair of songs about moving on, and moving on to something better. “Just Like in the Movies” captures the feeling of new possibilities and “Last Song” is one last wistful goodbye that showcases Kramer’s vocal ability and emotional intensity.
31 finds Kramer celebrating more than the release of thirty one. This year she married former NFL player Michael Caussin and the couple announced they are expecting their first child in early 2016.
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thirty one track list:
1. Boomerang - Written by Chad Carlson, Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Aaron Scherz
2. Don’t Touch My Radio - Written by Jana Kramer, Blair Daly, Catt Gravitt
3. I Got The Boy - Written by Tim Nichols, Connie Harrington, Jamie Lynn Spears
4. Pop That Bottle - Written by Jana Kramer, Phil Barton, Lindsay Rimes, Michael Hughes
5. Love - Written by Catt Gravitt, Jimmy Robbins
6. Circles - Written by Brandon Hood, Alyssa Bonagura, Jeffrey Steele
7. Bullet - Written by Jana Kramer, Catt Gravitt, Marti Frederiksen
8. Dance In The Rain - Written by Jana Kramer, Emily Shackleton, Phil Barton, Lindsay Rimes
9. Said No One Ever - Written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, busbee
10. Just Like In The Movies - Written by Jana Kramer, Catt Gravitt, Brian Kierulf
11. Last Song - Written by Jana Kramer, Jimmy Robbins, Catt Gravitt
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