Jana Kramer Talks About Blake Shelton And Being Part Of His ‘Ten Times Crazier’ Tour

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Jana Kramer is just a few dates into joining Blake Shelton on the road as part of his Ten Times Crazier Tour (which also features Easton Corbin). While the “Why Ya Wanna” singer admits the tour is still so new (the first show only took place July 19 in Virginia Beach), she’s already learned so much from working alongside the chart-topping artist and Voice coach.

While in town after the tour’s New York stop this past Sunday (July 21), Kramer sat down with Radio.com and filled us in on what it’s like to watch Shelton, both on stage and behind the scenes.

“He’s an amazing entertainer,” Kramer said. “He really interacts with the crowd, and he has them his hands. He’s just so good with talking to them and the way that he expresses his songs and shows his emotions.”

One song in particular had Kramer tearing up. ”He was singing ‘Over You,’ and I was crying,” she said. Kramer is referring to the chart-topping, ACM award-winning song he wrote with his wife, Miranda Lambert.

Related: Blake Shelton talks about writing “Over You”

“He’s fantastic,” Kramer continued. “He’s energetic. And the way he treats his crew is very respectful. I like that.”

Kramer’s no stranger to singing poignant tracks of her own. Her debut single, “Why Ya Wanna” sold over 1.4 million digital downloads, which was more than any debut female artist in the past five years. Her latest single, “I Hope It Rains” is poised for similar success. Written by Jerry Flowers, Kelley Lovelace, and Rachel Proctor, Kramer said that though she didn’t write the song herself, she relates to it wholeheartedly.

“I’ll never sing something that I’ve never been through,” she said, “so even if I didn’t write it, I have to have at least experienced it. For this single, when I got it I was like, ‘This is perfect!’ I never want to be too mean with my songs, but with ‘I Hope It Rains’ it was definitely somewhere in the middle with being sassy but also a little class in there as well. It was a good blend for me and who I want to be perceived as an artist.”

The Ten Times Crazier Tour continues throughout the summer and fall. Complete dates below:

7/26 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/27 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/1 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/2 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8/3 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
8/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/11 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/29 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/30 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre
8/31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/6 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
9/7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
9/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
9/13 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
9/14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
9/19 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
9/20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
9/21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
9/26 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
9/27 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
9/28 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
10/4 Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
10/5 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

- Annie Reuter, Radio.com

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