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Jana Kramer to Headline 4th Annual Sun Festival Concert & Fireworks Show
July 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm$20.00
The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce is proud to present nationally-known, country music recording artist Jana Kramer as the headliner for the 4th Annual Sun Festival concert on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex Football Field in Alexander City, AL. The opening act will take the stage at 7:00 pm; followed by Jana Kramer at 8:30 pm. The night will end with a spectacular fireworks show. Gates will open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are now available online at www.alexandercitychamber.com or at the Chamber of Commerce office. All seating is General Admission and tickets are $20.00. Bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on the field or you can enjoy the show from the stands.
Just ask Jana Kramer and she’ll tell you she’s: “Just getting started.” And it’s that drive and love for music that has been the driving force behind her career. After all, in just a little over three years, she has become one of country music’s brightest new stars. Her platinum debut single, “Why Ya Wanna,” rocketed to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2012 making her the most played new artist of that year. Her self-titled debut album hit No. 5. In 2013, the Academy of Country Music honored her with its Top New Female Artist Award, and Blake Shelton picked her to open on his “Ten Times Crazier” tour. That’s a lot to have accomplished in just a little time. And Kramer is grateful for the success that has come her way. ”I still have a lot of prove,” she insists. “I’m better at what I’m doing than I ever was before. And I’m not going anywhere.”
Kramer, you see, was already a star when she broke into country music, with a massive fan base she had built as an actress in numerous films and TV shows. What few knew was that long before reciting her first scripted line, Kramer was a passionate lover of country music. In fact, she ended her high-profile, two-year run on The CW’s “One Tree Hill” to focus on her singing, songwriting and onstage performance.
“I’ve been through a lot in my life, and I feel like country music saved me in a lot of ways,” she states. “I think about Martina McBride’s ‘A Broken Wing,’ which helped me get through a rough time. And I grew up listening to old-school country music. My grandma’s favorite was Patsy Cline; she still has the same cassette tape and cassette player in her kitchen, where we liked to make cookies together. “Do you want to know why I do this?” she sums up. “I’m giving back. That’s what I love most about being on this platform that I have. I want to give that back to people. This was never just a hobby for me. I’ve always wanted to share my story and help change people’s lives. That’s how much this music means to me.”
Although by her own account she may be “just getting started”, Jana Kramer’s new album is proof she’s here to stay.
About Sun Festival Alexander City:
Sun Festival Alexander City is an 8-day, community development and tourism initiative comprised of approximately 60 individual events, designed to enhance the lifestyles in the Alexander City and Lake Martin areas. We are looking forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week of excitement for our entire community. Sun Festival Alexander 2016 will be July 23-30. A complete schedule of events will be published as the event approaches.