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Jana Kramer Gets Smokin’ Sexy on “Dancing with the Stars” with Argentine Tango

Last night on Dancing with the Stars, Jana Kramer got ultra sexy with her argentine tango. Dang girl…

Jana Kramer Gets Emotional with Contemporary Dance on DWTS

Last night Jana Kramer performed a very emotional contemporary dance to Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes.” I’m sure the lyrics really hit home for the newly single mom.

The dance earned Jana a 26 out of 30. Find out if she stays tonight.

Jana Kramer to Play First Female-Focused Fitness and Concert Event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Colorado women are invited to “Be Your Potential” in a first-of-its-kind, female-focused fitness event at the inaugural Gildan Esprit de She Red Rocks 5K/10K, Yoga and Jana Kramer concert presented by Sleep Number at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 22.

Gildan Esprit de She moves beyond a typical race or yoga experience with an all-encompassing afternoon that unites fitness, healthy lifestyle brands and music; a day for women to celebrate, network and inspire each other. Participants can design their day by selecting their desired fitness activities including a 5K or 10K run through the beautiful Red Rocks park and/or can bliss out on the rocks during Yoga Rocks! classes taught by Boulder’s own Gina Caputo – Yogini on the Loose. Throughout the day, participants will enjoy the signature Lifestyle Market featuring more than 30 local and national brands offering samples and freebies, complimentary manicures, massages and more. The evening culminates with a sunset concert by Jana Kramer, 2016 Academy of Country Music nominee for Female Vocalist and current “Dancing with the Stars” contestant. The event benefits Girls on the Run of the Rockies, a leadership and development program that creatively integrates running for girls in 3rd-8th grade to help them reach their limitless potential.

The new ‘All Access’ event pass is now available for $65 allowing participants to enjoy their desired combination of fitness activities, plus the concert. Concert-only tickets are also available to men and women for $35.

Produced by Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company, the Gildan Esprit de She Series champions the opportunity for women to connect year-round through training, social connection and accomplishing fitness goals at 5K/10K runs, triathlons, and duathlons events across the country.

“We are thrilled to create this one-of-a kind event for Colorado women at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre and offer an expanded fitness experience that will cultivate stronger communities enabling women to connect and realize their true potential through living a healthy way of life,” says Lindsey Sachs, Gildan Esprit de She Founder. “Gildan Esprit de She Red Rocks is all about women having fun, getting fit and enjoying time together. This will be the perfect girlfriends day out!”

To learn more and register for the event visit Follow Gildan Esprit de She on Instagram @espritdeshe, Twitter @EspritdeShe and on the Esprit de She Facebook page.


Jana Kramer’s Shocking Secret: My First Husband Tried to Kill Me

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For a decade, Jana Kramer has kept private the terrifying ordeal she endured at the hands of her little-known first husband, Michael Gambino.

But now, the country star is opening up for the first time, in this week’s PEOPLE, about her painful history of domestic abuse that landed Gambino in prison for attempted murder in 2005.

“I met Mike when I was 19 at a Coffee Bean in L.A. He was a smooth-talker, very charming, intriguing and obviously older,” Kramer, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “At the time, I liked that. I felt protected.”

But after they married on a playful whim in early 2004 after two weeks of dating, things soon turned very ugly.

Seventeen years her senior, Gambino developed an abusive routine that led Kramer to sleep in her car some nights or hide in the bushes until he calmed down. Easily angered and frequently jealous,

“he’d come home at 3 o’clock in the morning and pick me up out of bed, throw me onto the ground and start yelling and hitting,”

says Kramer, who hid bruises with makeup and kept the abuse hidden from family and friends.

“Then the next morning he’d be like, ‘Hey, baby,’ as if nothing had happened.”

Then an aspiring actress, Kramer was regularly choked and threatened.

“When I said, ‘I can’t do this anymore’ he sent me a photo of my dogs on the freeway and said, ‘I’m going to let them go if you don’t come home’,” she says. “He’d kick me out of the house, I’d sleep in the car and then that next morning I’d be with him in bed again.”

“My self-confidence went down each time he was abusive.”

Things escalated to a breaking point on Aug. 6, 2005, when he choked her into unconsciousness and left her bleeding on the gravel outside their L.A. home.

“I remember praying that night, ‘Please, just take me away, I don’t want to be here anymore’,” says Kramer, who has small scars on her shoulder and arm from that night.

Gambino was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to six years in prison. He was released in 2010 and committed suicide two years later.

Now a mom to Jolie, her 9-month-old daughter with her husband, former NFL tight end Mike Caussin (from whom she is separated), Kramer is ready to share her whole story.

“I’m so embarrassed and afraid no one will love me because of my past, but I’m ready to put it out there now,” says Kramer, who is eager to use her experience to help other abused women.

“If I can help one person, I’ll be thankful for what happened – and I can move forward.”

For much more of Kramer’s harrowing journey and story of survival, please pick up PEOPLE, on stands now

For more information or to seek help for domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE or go to

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