Singer/actress Jana Kramer recently stopped by Bobby Bones’ house to tape an episode of the BobbyCast. The latest episode marked Kramer’s third appearance on the popular podcast, securing her the title of most recurring guest on the show.
Bones and Kramer are good friends and got quite candid during their nearly hour-long conversation, which found the pair chatting about going to therapy, Kramer’s marriage, her future in country music, Bobby’s dating life and much more.
Here are five things we learned from listening to the latest BobbyCast with Jana Kramer.
1. Jana struggled with her emotions after moving back to Nashville.
After her shocking separation from Mike Caussin following the news that he cheated on her, Kramer and her daughter Jolie packed up and moved to L.A. She also parted ways with her Nashville-based record label around the same time, so it’s safe to things were a bit difficult for her when she left Music City. After patching up her marriage and welcoming a son, Kramer and Caussin recently moved back to Nashville to raise their family. While she’s happy to be back, Kramer admitted she’s been struggling a bit.
“It just feels good to be back here, but it’s been tough,” she admitted. “We didn’t realize how hard it was going to be. We’ve been real, like, not great here, but we are getting on the upswing again.”
When asked what the most difficult part has been, Kramer was blatantly honest.
“Just the triggers. It’s tough. I kind of ran away from it all. I ran from all of it. I was like, ‘I don’t wanna feel these things.’ That’s just what I do in general. I think coming back now, seeing the hotels, and the spots that like, I knew things went down, that’s been hard,” she confessed, referring to places that she knew Caussin had met with other women.
2. She landed a role in a new Lifetime Christmas movie.
Kramer is heading back to the small screen this holiday season. During the podcast, she shared that she’s been cast in a new Lifetime Christmas movie. The name of the movie has yet to be revealed, but the theme is based around “Christmas on the river.” Set in New Iberia, Louisiana, the movie follows the story of Kramer’s character, who is “the typical lawyer from Boston.” She goes back to her hometown and runs into her ex. Fans will have to watch to see how the story unfolds.
3. Bobby “went out with Connie Britton a little bit.”
During their chat, Bones revealed that he went on a few dates with actress Connie Britton after appearing on ABC’s Nashville. Kramer tried to pull more information out of him, but he remained coy, only revealing that “she was awesome” and that “nothing happened” between them, “just life.”
4. Before making it big as a solo artist, Jana was in a band and once tried out for CMT’s Can You Duet?.
After her role on Friday Night Lights, Kramer auditioned for the CMT singing competition show, Can You Duet? She and her friend, who were both part of a band called Moonshine, auditioned for the show, but there was one big issue. “I made it, but my partner didn’t make it,” she revealed.
That’s when she had a choice to make.
“I ended up accepting the part and then I ended up leaving the show because I was afraid to do it by myself,” Kramer explained.
5. She credits One Tree Hill for leading her to her record deal.
Kramer, who played the role of Alex on the hit show One Tree Hill, has a deep appreciation for the “tree hillers” because they are the fans that were there from the beginning.
“From that show, I got to sing on the show, which is how I got my record deal,” she said, adding, “that’s why I always thank them at every show.”
For more with Bobby Bones and Jana Kramer, check out the latest episode of the BobbyCast.