Jelly Roll navigates his mental health with music, listening, and learning

'I’ll still get in that old truck and hit up a back road and turn up the radio'

Music isn’t just a job for Audacy Launch artist, Jelly Roll, it’s a positive way to cope with his mental heath struggles.

LISTEN NOW: Jelly Roll shares how music helps his mental health

The 38-year-old recently shared he turns to various types of music to tend to his mental health when life’s got him feeling overwhelmed.

“I use music to navigate my mental health as a way of therapy,” he shared. “I don’t mean writing it — that’s very therapeutic as well — but, to this day, if I need to sort through some thoughts I’ll still get in that old truck and hit up a back road and turn up the radio.”

In addition to musical escapes, the Tennessee native shares he always makes a conscious effort to stay present in his mind and practice gratitude.

“One of the main tools I use to work towards my mental health is finding presence of mind, finding gratitude, anchoring myself in things like this, constantly listening and trying to learn,” he shared.

Jelly Roll, a singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN is currently an Audacy Launch artist, as we help introduce the "Need A Favor" singer to millions of listeners across the country.

As part of the program, his song is being featured across Audacy airwaves for the next several weeks. The tune is part of Jelly’s latest album, Whitsitt Chapel, named after his childhood church with tracks based off his personal testimony.

Get to know more about Jelly Roll by tuning into Audacy stations nationwide and checking out his music on Launch: New Pop now.

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