In March 2012, Kramer announced she would not appear regularly in the show's ninth and final season in order to pursue her music career.
Kramer made her final appearance in the second episode of the ninth season, "In the Room Where You Sleep", which aired on January 18, 2012.
She performed "Why Ya Wanna" in front of a crowd of fans in New York City.
On June 5, 2012, Kramer released her self-titled debut album Jana Kramer.
The following month Kramer began work on her debut album.Kramer premiered the official music video, directed by Kristin Barlowe, on February 6, 2012.The song peaked at number 52 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. On June 1, 2012, Kramer made her first televised live performance on Fox & Friends to promote her debut album.The road for this couple wasn’t as smooth as you would think. Since their divorce was never finalized, they renewed their vows in 2004.Currently, the couple splits their time between upstate New York and Manhattan, and in 2011, the power couple had another child, Helen Grace De Niro, via surrogate.