OFFSTAGE: Jana Kramer Learns From Blake Shelton

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First of all, I hope Blake Shelton teaches Jana Kramer all kinds of things while they are out on tour together — except how to tweet. His Twitter style is his own, and I just can’t see Kramer mimicking his tweets like “#NowPlaying with myself” and “Lets blow the roof off this somebatch tonight.”

But what he has been teaching Kramer is much more important. In an interview with Radio.com , she said she watches how he interacts with the crowds, saying that “he has them in his hands.”

“He’s just so good with talking to them and the way that he expresses his songs and shows his emotions,” she said. “He’s fantastic. He’s energetic. And the way he treats his crew is very respectful. I like that.”

Kramer added that she gets choked up when Shelton sings “Over You,” the song he and his wife Miranda Lambert wrote about his late brother. And Kramer’s own single, “I Hope It Rains,” hits close to home, too. “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.”

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