Jana Kramer has been selected for one of Music City’s highest honors this year, leading a tradition that has lasted more than 60 years. The artist will serve as grand marshal for the 62nd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Miracle on Broadway,” and it will take place Dec. 5 through downtown Nashville. It will also feature the Nashville Ballet, Vanderbilt University’s Spirit of Gold marching band, and of course, an array of balloons and floats. All the proceeds from the event go to Piedmont’s Share the Warmth energy assistance program, which helps low-income families pay their energy bills.

“The Nashville community is strong and filled with amazing people,” Kramer says. “It is an honor to join the Nashville Christmas Parade, and I can’t express how excited I am to be a part of it.”

The parade will begin at 10AM at 8th Ave. and Broadway, heading east down Broadway to 2nd Ave. N, crossing over the Cumberland River, and ending at the base of Woodland St. Bridge.

Kramer has had a jam-packed fall with the release of her latest record, Thirty-One, in October, and preparing for the birth of her first child, due early next year.

“Being a mom will be the greatest job I’ll ever have,” Kramer said when the pregnancy was announced. “I feel like the luckiest girl alive to be on this journey with the love of my life.”

Kramer and her husband, Michael Caussin, were married over Memorial Day weekend earlier this year.

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