Jana Kramer Joins Dancing With the Stars

Rick Perry, Vanilla Ice Also Waltzing Their Way Into Competition

No matter what is going on in her personal life, Jana Kramer is staying the course and staying committed to her newest endeavor: Dancing With the Stars.

It was announced on Tuesday (Aug. 30) that the country singer would be joining the cast for the upcoming season of the dance competition.

The odds are in her favor, too. Because the last time a country girl (Kellie Pickler) was on the show, in 2013, she won.

Kramer confirmed the news on her social media pages, adding that Gleb Savchenko will be her professional dance partner. “IT’S OFFICIAL! I’m going to be on Season 23 of #DWTS! I’m so excited to show you my moves on Sept 12th! @dancingabc”

Besides Pickler, Sara Evans, Billy Ray Cyrus, Wynonna and Chuck Wicks are other country stars who have been on the show.

Other contestants this year include former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Vanilla Ice, Former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick, former Taxi star Marilu Henner and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and gymnast Laurie Hernandez.

Kramer and her husband Michael Caussin are separating, and while she hasn’t spoken publicly about the reasons why, she did thank her fans for their support in an Instagram post

“I just wanted to say thank you to my fans for all the love. This has been an extremely hard time but Jolie has given me more strength than I ever thought possible. Your continued support means the world too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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