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Country newcomer Jana Kramer hasn't given up her acting career.  The singer and former "One Tree Hill" star has the lead role in the upcoming independent film "Heart of the Country." 

Kramer tells Country Weekly she'll play the part of Faith, a Southern woman in New York who moves back to her North Carolina hometown after her husband -- a Wall Street executive -- ends up in jail. 

Jana describes the movie as kind of a "father-daughter story," explaining that the relationship her character has with her dad is "kind of strained." 

"Heart of the Country" is expected to be released this year. 

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