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A Chat With ACMs Best New Artist Nominee Jana Kramer

April 4, 2013 10:10 AM ET
Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer
Jon Kopaloff

Jana Kramer is, of course, well known for her career as a TV star, but the multitalented beauty has managed to stake a firm hold in the music world in a relatively short amount of time as well.

“omg! Insider” correspondent Keltie Colleen spent a little time with the actress-turned-country starlet as she prepares for the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. Kramer is up for the Best New Artist award--but making it extra exciting is the fact that she'll be competing against none other than her own fiance, Brantley Gilbert, in the category! May the best better half win!

 Kramer is a good sport and says she'll be "so happy" if Gilbert takes the award. However...she admits she is competitive by nature, so can't blame the girl if she just sort of wants that prize for herself!

The 2013 ACM Awards will air from Las Vegas April 7 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For the latest entertainment news, check out “omg! Insider” on TV.

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