Jelly Roll Says He Is ‘Working Out Daily’ To Lose Weight in 2023

Jelly Roll announced at the end of last year that he was going to lose weight in 2023, and he seems to be keeping that promise. The 38-year-old announces on social media that he is working hard at maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and getting exercise as well, ahead of his Backroad Baptism Tour.

“Just know that I’m doing my part — I’m working out daily… praying and meditating …. Eating better – losing weight,” Jelly Roll writes. “Making sure I bring the best version of me on my new album and this tour… this is what growth and gratitude look like in real time.”


In separate tweets, Jelly Roll opened up about the change in his life, and how he went from a life of crime and addiction to becoming one of country music’s biggest success stories.

“Extreme accountability was the turning point in my life,” he explains. “I once blamed [every] short coming I had on everyone but myself – I would say things like “if ______ just shared my music or took me on tour everything would be different” or “people like me don’t get fair chances at life.”

“It took a long time to look in that mirror and start taking responsibility for my own action,” Jelly Roll adds. “To realize that no one was ever responsible for my success in life except myself.”

Jelly Roll celebrated a multi-week, No. 1 hit in 2022 with “Son Of A Sinner.” The success is what in part made him realize he wanted to make sure he was as healthy as he could be, as his career begins to explode.

“I’m going to spend the first couple months of the year just focusing on family and health,” Jelly Roll told Music Mayhem. “I lost some weight this year in 2022, but in 2023 I wanna finally conquer the demon. I don’t leave for a big tour until about the middle of the year. So I plan on taking the first half of the year to tighten the album up and get some work in.”

Jelly Roll not only predicted that he would be healthier in 2023, but that also he would cross something big off of his bucket list: receiving his first-ever Grammy Awards nomination.

“As we go into Grammy weekend,” he tweeted in early February, “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.”

The Tennessee native hasn’t released many details about his forthcoming country album, but he does say it will be very, very country.

“I got a country album coming in April or May. I’m all in. I’m here for the long haul. [In] 2022 I climbed the mountain of country music,” Jelly Roll told Audacy’s Rob + Holly. “2023, I’m gonna plant the flag to show y’all I’m here… Let me claim a little space.”

Jelly Roll will be joined on his Backroad Baptism Tour by Ashley McBrydeChase RiceStruggle Jennings, Caitlynne Curtis, Elle King, Merkules, Three 6 Mafia, Yelawolf and Josh Adam Meyers. The tour kicks off on July 28 in Southaven, Mississippi, and will perform in a total of 44 cities, wrapping up on October 14 in Tampa, Florida.

Jelly Roll will also serve as direct support for Eric Church, on Church’s The Outsiders Revival Tour. Find all of Jelly Roll’s upcoming tour dates by visiting his website.