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Multi-genre phenomenon Jelly Roll and multi award-winning Lainey Wilson dominated the fan-voted2023 CMT Music Awards last night in Austin, Texas. First-time ever nominee Jelly Roll was the most awarded artist of the night with three, winning Male Video of the Year, Breakthrough Male Video of the Year and Digital-First Performance of the Year for his first-ever Country No. 1 hit song “Son Of A Sinner” that is now certified PLATINUM, while Lainey Wilson won Female Video of the Year for her powerful No. 1 single “Heart Like A Truck” and Collaborative Video of the Year with HARDY for “wait in the truck.” Simultaneously, Jelly Roll’s “Need A Favor” and Lainey Wilson’s “Heart Like A Truck” respectively skyrocketed to No. 1 and No. 2 on the iTunes All Genre chart.
Making his first-ever television performance and joined by a full gospel choir, Jelly Roll delivered a captivating and impassioned performance of his hit song “Need A Favor,” which was followed by an energetic standing ovation by the whole house. iHeartCountry called the performance “powerful,” while Associated Press says the star “got the crowd to raise their hands to the roof.”
Jelly Roll’s awards come before his highly anticipated new album, WHITSITT CHAPEL arriving on June 2. Titled after the church the Antioch-native grew up attending, the debut full-length Country project on BMG/Stoney Creek Records features 13 tracks. Pre-Order/Pre-Save/Pre-Add WHITSITT CHAPEL here.
WATCH JELLY ROLL PERFORM “NEED A FAVOR”
ON THE 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS HERE
WATCH LAINEY WILSON PERFORM
“HEART LIKE A TRUCK” ON THE 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS HERE
WATCH LAINEY WILSON PERFORM “YOU OUGHTA KNOW”
WITH INGRID ANDRESS, MADELINE EDWARDS, MORGAN WADE AND ALANIS MORISSETTE HERE
Following Lainey Wilson’s performance of her latest single “Heart Like a Truck,” the critically acclaimed track jumped two spots on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart giving Wilson her third No.1 hit, adding to her growing list of No.1 hits, including the platinum-certified “Things A Man Oughta Know” and “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, not to mention her latest collaboration with HARDY “wait in the truck” that’s currently Top 5 and climbing.
Teaming up with fellow CMT Next Women of Country, CMT’s 2022 Breakout Artist of the Year, Lainey performed “You Oughta Know,” alongside Ingrid Andress, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade, and Alanis Morissette.
ABOUT JELLY ROLL:
Outright genre-bending singer/songwriter Jelly Roll has quietly been building a remarkable career, under the radar and on his own terms. Since his days selling his mix tapes out of his car, he has constantly been releasing new music, touring relentlessly, consistently topping various iTunes charts, engaging a rabid fanbase and creating videos that have amassed more than 4 Billion views on YouTube. He pairs deeply personal lyrics with music that blends Old-school Rap, Classic Rock, Country and Soul to create music that is therapeutic, raw and tackles the heaviness in life.
His 2020 single “Save Me” — a confessional, vulnerable expression of self-doubt set the stage for his new season of life and took him to new heights, with more than 160 million views on YouTube and Platinum certification from the RIAA. Born and raised in Nashville’s Antioch neighborhood, the former addict and drug dealer released his album Ballads of the Broken in 2021, ahead of his sold-out hometown show at the famous Ryman Auditorium, which sold out in under an hour. The introspective 10-track album shows Jelly Roll’s growth as an artist and man, drawing from his personal experiences to tell the story of a man who has been through the ringer and isn’t afraid to share his raw truth, featuring his multi-week No. 1 Rock hit “Dead Man Walking” and his No. 1 Country debut single “Son of a Sinner.” Now after a history-making “breakthrough year” (American Songwriter), having just sold-out Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and released the riveting anthem “Need A Favor” along with the soul-stirring ballad “She” from his highly anticipated forthcoming album, WHITSITT CHAPEL, the reigning No. 1 of Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart for 25 weeks is well on his way to mainstream, multi-genre stardom.
ABOUT LAINEY WILSON:
CMA 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year, CMA 2022 New Artist of the Year, and ACM’s 2022 New Female Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry. Having been named to nearly every “Artist to Watch” list, being crowned Billboard’s “Top New Country Artist of 2021,” and earning CMT’s 2022 “Breakout Artist of the Year” honor, the Louisiana native is one of Nashville’s hottest and most buzzed-about new artists. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs, Flatland Calvary and more), Lainey is a fresh, fierce voice in Nashville, delivering CMA nominated album of the year with her label debut, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Jason Aldean, Ashley McBryde, and more. After topping the country radio charts for a second time with the two-week No. 1 hit, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, she achieves her third No. 1 song with “Heart Like a Truck” currently sitting in the No. 1 spot, while HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck” sits just behind in the Top 5. Her critically acclaimed album Bell Bottom Country reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, quickly rose to No. 1 on iTunes charts, and has amassed over 240 million on-demand streams to date. Most recently, she made her acting debut in Season 5 of the smash hit series Yellowstone, was named “Tractor Supply Brand Ambassador,” adding to her growing list of endeavors, and was honored at Billboard’s Women In Music Awards with the Rulebreaker Award.
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