OFFSTAGE: Jana Kramer Puts Brantley Gilbert Before Music

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Jana Kramer is committed to her music, but her fiance Brantley Gilbert is her real No. 1. In a Q&A with industry publication Country Aircheck, Kramer first explained why she is putting her acting career on hold. “Acting would make me more money, but it’s just not what I want to do right now. I wouldn’t be able to say, ‘OK, thanks country radio for playing me. I’m just going to leave and do a TV show now,’” she said. Then she says music is No. 1 for her, then corrects herself by adding, “Actually, Brantley is No. 1. Then the music.” Gilbert proposed to Kramer at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with a five-carat round-cut diamond, set in a white gold and diamond wedding band. There’s no official word on when the two will wed but likely sometime after the ACM Awards , where they are both competing for new artist of the year.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.