Jelly Roll on GRAMMY Nods: ‘I Haven’t Cried Like This Since My Daddy Died’
Just a couple of days after winning the New Artist award and performing twice at the CMA Awards in Nashville, Jelly Roll learned this morning that he is a three-time GRAMMY nominee for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will air on February 4, 2024, on CBS.
Jelly posted a video on his Instagram; in the clip, he is openly weeping and wiping tears away. He says in the clip, shot on his phone at his Nashville area home, “I’m not sure if I’m gonna post this or not because I’m so emotional, but the greatest honor an artist can ever hear is that they’ve been nominated for a GRAMMY. I got to hear that this morning.”
He paused for a moment to get even more emotional before saying, “I haven’t cried like this since my daddy died. I tried to make this video seven times, ya’ll. I love you all, man. So f—— much.'”
He captioned the video on Instagram, “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.”
Many of his die-hard fans reacted to the post with one writing, “We all love you! You’re music speaks to our souls, and you’re probably the most relatable artist out there!” Another fan said, “You didn’t come this far, too; just come this far..” keep it going @jellyroll615 @xomgitsbunnie #godisgood.” One more fan commented, “We love you, Jelly; you deserve this and so much more!!! You’re a legend and proof that the devil doesn’t always win; God is stronger!! So proud of what you have become; thank you for sharing your story and inspiring people. May God continue to bless you.”
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Jelly is nominated for GRAMMY Awards in the all-genre Best New Artist category and in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category with Lainey Wilson for “Save Me.”
The 2024 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 66th GRAMMY Awards, will air live (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network and will stream on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs).