Country music is back on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Singer Jana Kramer will join the Season 23 cast, becoming the first country contestant since Kellie Pickler won it all in 2013.
Like a few other members of the 13 celebrity cast, Kramer will be dealing with a difficult off-the-dance-floor situation while learning the tango, foxtrot, cha-cha and hustle (OK, they don’t do the hustle, but they should!). Earlier this month she revealed that she had separated from husband Michael Caussin. The couple have been married 15 months and have a 7-month-old daughter named Jolie.
Kramer confirmed the news on Twitter, tweeting her enthusiasm for her fans to see her moves beginning Sept. 12. Gleb Savchenko returns as her professional partner.
The other 12 contestants for Season 23 include gymnast Laurie Hernandez, actor Marilu Henner, talk show host Amber Rose, swimmer Ryan Lochte, rapper Vanilla Ice, former NFL player Calvin Johnson, politician Rick Perry, actor Maureen McCormick, producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, actor Jake T. Johnson, racer James Hinchclife and Little Women: LA star Terra Jole.
Other country singers who’ve competed on Dancing With the Stars include Sara Evans, Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus and Chuck Wicks.