Jana Kramer, "Dammit"
It was the Nineties sheen of ballads like the hit "I Got the Boy" that helped Jana Kramer make a convincing leap from television actress to bonafide country star, but the road since hasn't been entirely smooth: songs like "Said No One Ever" failed to resonate, her major-label record deal ended and she suffered some personal unrest, too. That fire and fight thankfully makes its way into her new single, "Dammit," written by Nicolle Galyon and Elizabeth Huett. Lamenting what could have been in love and life, Kramer lets her voice get raw and tender on the slow-burning track that could finally bring the radio comeback she's been waiting for. M.M.