COUNTRY ARTIST, ACTRESS JANA KRAMER ANNOUNCED AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR 62ND ANNUAL PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Downtown Parade to Kick Off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2015) – Singer-songwriter Jana Kramer, who recently released her sophomore album thirty one, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 62nd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade. The parade kicks off the holiday season in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m.
“The Nashville community is strong and filled with amazing people,” Kramer said. “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.”
Along with Kramer serving as this year’s Grand Marshal, this year’s parade will feature new entertainment including The Nashville Ballet, the Vanderbilt “Spirit of Gold” Marching Band and new balloons and floats. The parade will be broadcast live on WKRN-TV Channel 2.
“Piedmont Natural Gas is excited to be part of one of Nashville’s favorite holiday traditions,” said Stephen Francescon, community relations manager for Piedmont Natural Gas. “Our committee is working extremely hard to make this the best parade yet, and having Jana Kramer as our Grand Marshal only adds to the excitement.”
This year’s parade will have a new route. Participants will begin at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Broadway, heading east down Broadway to Second Avenue North, crossing over the Cumberland River and ending at the base of the Woodland Street Bridge.
The 2015 parade theme is “Miracle on Broadway.” All proceeds from the parade will benefit Share the Warmth, Piedmont’s energy assistance program that helps local low-income families pay their energy bills at any point during the year, regardless of their energy source. Since 2003, Piedmont Natural Gas, its customers and the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation have donated more than $2.6 million to the Share the Warmth program. For more information about Share the Warmth, visit www.piedmontng.com/sharethewarmth.
To stay up to date on parade happenings and announcements, visit the Nashville Christmas Parade Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nashvillechristmasparade. Additional information on how to participate in this year’s parade also is available at www.nashvillechristmasparade.com.
About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial, industrial and power-generation utility customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including customers served by municipalities that are wholesale customers. Its subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, regulated interstate natural gas transportation and storage, and regulated intrastate natural gas transportation businesses. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available at www.piedmontng.com.
About Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer’s recently released thirty one is the sophomore album for the singer-songwriter and feature’s the single “I Got the Boy.” Recently becoming the national spokesperson for Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream, she will also be teaming up with Colgate Optic White to give fans an insider look at the glamour and excitement around “The 49th Annual CMA Awards.” Kramer released her self-titled debut album to much critical praise, earning her the title of ACM’s 2012 New Female Vocalist of the Year. Her platinum debut single, “Why Ya Wanna,” rocketed to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2012, making her the most played new artist of 2012. As one of the fastest rising debut artists that year, Kramer has impressively sold over 1.8 million tracks from her debut album. She has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including a two-year run on The CW’s “One Tree Hill.”