Jelly Roll is overcome with emotion at his two Grammy Awards nominations. The 39-year-old was nominated in the all-genre Best New Artist category, plus for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, for his “Save Me” performance with Lainey Wilson,
Jelly Roll posted a video of his emotions on social media, captioning it by saying he was unsure if he should share it with the world.
“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,” Jelly Roll wrote. “I just never would’ve imagined.”
In the video, Jelly Roll wept as he shared his thoughts on the two nominations.
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
“I’m not sure if I’ll post this or not, but I’m so emotional,” the singer said through 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.”
Jelly Roll makes it clear that the two nominations mean more to him than just his own personal accolade or achievement.
“A song that’s now healed and helped millions of people is being acclaimed on the largest platform possible,” Jelly Roll told The Tennessean. “Sometimes, you do so much work and think people believe you’re crazy. Similar to so many in Nashville right now — like the War and Treaty, who I’m nominated alongside for Best New Artist — we’re being represented in greater numbers on larger platforms. This is an exciting moment for community and celebration [for Nashville overall].”
“As we go into Grammy weekend, I would like to speak into existence that this time next year my entire family will be in LA celebrating a Grammy nomination for the album we drop this year — from my mouth to God’s ears,” he said in February.
As we go into Grammy weekend , I would like to speak into existence that this time next year my entire family will be in LA celebrating a Grammy nomination for the album we drop this year — from my mouth to Gods ears
— Jelly Roll (@JellyRoll615) February 2, 2023
“There is something poetic about a 39-year-old man winning New Artist of the Year,” Jelly Roll said. “I don’t know where you’re at in your life or what you’re going through, but I want to tell you to keep going, I want to tell you, success is on the other side. I wanna tell you it’s gonna be okay. I want to tell you that the windshield is better than the rearview mirror, because what’s in front of you is so much more important than what’s behind you.”
Find all of Jelly Roll’s music and upcoming shows at JellyRoll615.com.