So how is she going to manage both her acting and singing careers? By splitting time between Nashville and Wilmington, North Carolina, where One Tree Hill is filmed. The shooting for the season is due to end mid March. After that, she’ll be able to focus on her singing career exclusively then.
“‘I Won’t Give Up’ is about never giving up on the ones you love,” Jana told the Examiner. “I wrote this song because I know what it’s like to be dependent on someone, then have to learn to stand on my own again.” “It’s a great, different way to express myself,” she added . “I love it. If I can do that with my music, touch people the way that it’s touched me, than I’ve done my job.”
The Michigan-born and now Nashville-based singer-songwriter hopes that her words will inspire others. “It’s a great, different way to express myself,” she says. “I love it. If I can do that with my music, touch people the way that it’s touched me, than I’ve done my job.”
One Tree Hill isn’t Jana’s first acting gig. She has appeared on many other TV shows including Entourage, 90210, CSI NY, Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy.
You can watch her video for “I Won’t Give Up” here.
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