First song that charted: “Why Ya Wanna” at #3 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay
Biggest hit: “Why Ya Wanna”
Contributions to country radio: Kramer is another woman (along with Cam) to bring back the ballad on country radio. All of her successful singles have basically been ballads, from “Why Ya Wanna,” to her current Top 20 hit “I Got the Boy.” Many female artists have aimed for upbeat, pop influenced songs as potential big hits, and Kramer has made songs like that (“Said No one Ever,” “Love,") but the songs she has released have all been songs that one would predict not to do well in a radio format. But her songs far have done remarkably well for ballads. The only other artists that can pull off successful ballads so well are Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, but they are already fully established. Kramer is still starting out, and she's hit big with ballads already. She's setting a standard, that songs don't need to be super upbeat, or straight pop songs to do well in the radio setting. Good songs are good songs. And sometimes, even with the state of country radio right now, a good song prevails.
Thirty One (feat. “I Got the Boy” and “Circles”)