Singer/songwriter/actress/podcast host Jana Kramer has been through the wringer within the last few months. Following her divorce from her ex-husband, Mike Caussin – the beloved personality became vocal about her mental health, being a single mother in the dating scene, and how the split impacted her music career.
During the challenging times, Kramer told Country Now that she turned to songwriting to get ahold of her rollercoaster-like emotions. “Where I am in my life, I am all about telling the truth and being honest. Wherever you go on that journey, it’s all about being authentic. The songs that win and the songs that I have always related to are the ones that are the most personal,” says Kramer in an exclusive interview.
The mom of two worked alongside her good friend, Sara Brice, to get her heavy thoughts across to pen and record her recently released track “Voices.” The unique play on words encouraged her to get up and be brave to stop the destructive chatter in her head. “It’s basically about not listening to the voices in your head and just believing in yourself,” shares Kramer.
To help promote the track, the 37-year-old mother of two revealed to her 2 million Instagram followers her healing journey and the sudden realization that a man does not define her worth.
On Monday, September 27, the “I Got The Boy” songstress posted two photos with a simple sheet of paper with a message that read, “I’m broken & I’m not enough.” However, the second picture in the carousel is Kramer smiling with an empowering note to herself that says, “I’m not broken, I AM Enough.”
“The voices in my head… I’ve been mentally, physically, and emotionally abused in past relationships. I allowed certain behaviors to continue on because I actually believed the negative voices in my head that were spoken to me, “says Kramer on the social media platform.
“‘No one will want you”… “you’re the problem….” “I’m going to kill you”… “I barely pushed you, don’t be so dramatic”… “you bruise easily, I hardly touched you, you’re crazy”… “If you wore something sexier I would sleep with you”… “You are the common denominator”… All the words and abuse equaled, I’m not enough. And I’m not worthy of love,” she continued to expose the soul-crushing comments she has received throughout the year.
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She encouraged her loyal fan base to grow, learn, heal, and love themselves with her. “Tag me with your negative voices, and then let me see the positive ones and #voicesinmyheadd. Let me see on TikTok too!!! I’ll repost! Let’s choose to believe the positive voices,” she concluded her uplifting initiative.
While songwriting quickly became an escape from reality and an avenue to express her personal feelings, she told Country Now reporter Tiffany Goldstein that she still remains far removed from the country music scene. Although the supermom keeps her distance from the cut-throat industry, she revealed that she would love to get into the studio with her good friend, Jessie James Decker.
“I kind of just doing my own thing now that I’m not on a label. Jessie James Decker, we’re friends, and I heard her song “Should Have Known Better.” I love that song and what she is doing. I support her. I would collab with her in a heartbeat, and she’s awesome.” She confessed about her tight-knit bond with the budding artist.
The collaboration would not come as a surprise – as they are both in the same stage of life. For instance, both musicians have children and understand what goes into being a professional athlete’s significant other. Decker recently teased her upcoming seven-track collection, which serves as her most vulnerable album to date.
The Woman I’ve Become is set to drop on October 22 and is a reflection and celebration of her personal growth. “The Woman I’ve Become is unlike any record I’ve created,” says Decker in a recent press release. “It’s a true transition from the younger girl I was to the Woman I have become. I’ve never been this vulnerable before. I think life changes and growth have made me confident enough to show that vulnerable side,” she adds.
Like Kramer’s latest release, country music fans could also expect heartbreak ballads, moving melodies, and rich storytelling from the Warner Music Nashville recording artist. While music-goers wait for Kramer and Decker to join forces, their latest singles “Voices” and “Not In Love With You” are currently available to stream.