Jelly Roll Celebrates ‘Save Me’ Anniversary by Heading to the Grammys

Jelly Roll never imagined what “Save Me” would do for his, or Lainey Wilson‘s, career. The Nashville native celebrated the one-year anniversary of when Wilson recorded her part of the duet, in a way he could have never predicted.

“One year ago today Lainey Wilson walked into Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville Tennessee to record her verse for ‘Save Me’ – one year later I’m on a flight to Los Angeles because that song has been nominated for a Grammy,” Jelly Roll said on social media. “God is good.”

“Save Me” is nominated for  Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Jelly Roll also has another nomination, in the all-genre Best New Artist category as well. After the nominations were announced, Jelly Roll shared his thoughts, in a vulnerable and emotional video.

“I’m not sure if I’ll post this or not, but I’m so emotional,” Jelly Roll said with tears. “The greatest honor an artist can ever hear is that they’ve been nominated for a Grammy. And I got to hear that this morning. I haven’t cried like this since my daddy died. I tried to make this video seven times, y’all. I love you all.”


I’m embarrassed to post this but my wife says honesty and rawness got me this far … I’ll post a more complete thought about this when I get my head together. I just never would’ve imagined

Posted by Jelly Roll on Friday, November 10, 2023


Jelly Roll is thrilled that he and Wilson are nominated, but he says he hopes the trophy goes to someone else, namely Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, for their  “Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)” collaboration. The song is from their Ray Price tribute album, Sweet Memories: The Music of Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys.

“Full disclosure with each other, I think Vince Gill deserves the Country Collab of the Year,”Jelly Roll said at Audacy‘s Riptide Music Festival. . “I just think Vince is an icon, and I don’t know how many more years we’re going to be around to give him his flowers, so we should now.”

Jelly Roll wrote and recorded “Save Me” on his own in 2020, later adding Wilson to the powerful track.

“I got to show y’all a trick y’all didn’t know she could do … She said, ‘I’ve loved ‘Save Me’ from the first time I heard it, but I never felt it the way I felt it coming until I heard it coming from a woman’s perspective,’” Jelly Roll said when their duet was released. “I think that’s what made this such a beautiful marriage for me.”

The 2024 Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, February 4, from the Arena in Los Angeles. The ceremony will also air live at 8:00 PM ET on CBS, and will also stream on Parmount+.