Country newcomer, Jelly Roll has officially released his first single to Country radio and is ready to make a splash. Already having success in the Rap world, the 35-year-old is ready to return to his Nashville roots and take the Country world by storm.
“This is just the toe dip,” Jelly Roll told Audacy’s Katie Neal of the release of his single, “Son of A Sinner.” “We’re [fixin’] to cannonball baby, we’re [fixin’] to do a double-gaining backflip into this thing [Country music], it’s gonna happen.”
Marking the start of said double-backflip is Jelly’s single, “Son of a Sinner,” which he says is inspired by the duality of life.
“To me, it’s about the ultimate duality of life… it’s something I learned from my father,” he shared. “He had this beautiful ability to work really, really hard, yet go out and party really hard.”
“He booked bets on the side when times got tough, but he would go to church on every Sunday religiously, and he led the homeless program at his church. He, to me, was the ultimate sign of duality. I think I’ve just always aspired to me like that.”
The song has clearly resonated with many as Jelly says he’s been welcomed into the Country scene by artists and fans with wide open arms and acceptance.
“I've never felt more welcomed anywhere,” he shared. “I was born and raised in Nashville, so this [Country music] is always second nature to me. It’s incredible.”
Fully embracing the welcome, the singer-songwriter is just happy to be accepted for the “loose cannon” he is and is ready to share his art with the world of Country music.
“There was a time in my life when nobody loved Jelly Roll, so this is great!” he laughed.
Everybody loves Jelly now and it's proven with some big-time headlining shows this year including top spots at performance venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater and Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
“I get to play Red Rocks this year. Headline Red Rocks, The legendary Red Rocks." Jelly shared with excitement before sharing privledged information about another exciting headlining opportunity.
" I’m going to say it, I don’t know if I’m allowed to, but I will. I am going to have the privilege of headlining The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville this year, being a Nashville, hometown kid. We’re doing it as a charitable effort to help at-risk youth and youth offenders in the juvenile program bring music into juvenile facilities.”
With a heart as big as his talent, there's no doubt Jelly Roll's impact will continue to grow and Country music will be better for it!