Jelly Roll is an American multi-genre singer/songwriter whose real name is Jason Bradley DeFord.
He was born on December 4, 1984, in Antioch, Tennessee.
Jelly Roll released his debut country music album, Whitsitt Chapel, on June 2, 2023, through Bailee & Buddy and BBR Music Group.
The album was a commercial success, debuting at number one on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart, number two on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and number three on the Billboard 200 all-genre list with 90,000 album equivalents.
The album features 13 tracks, all of which were co-written by Jelly Roll. The title track, “Whitsitt Chapel,” is a ballad about Jelly Roll’s personal journey of redemption and recovery. Other notable tracks on the album include “Need a Favor” “Halfway to Hell” and “The Lost.”
He said that he named the album Whitsitt Chapel because it was the place where he first started to turn his life around. He was attending a rehab program at the time, and he would often go to Whitsitt Chapel to pray and reflect.
The album has been met with critical acclaim, with many reviewers praising Jelly Roll’s honest and vulnerable lyrics. Whitsitt Chapel is a powerful and moving album that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with addiction, recovery, or mental health.
He started his music career in hip hop, and his 2010 collaboration “Pop Another Pill” with Memphis rapper Lil Wyte reached over 6.3 million YouTube views. This song led to the album Year Round by the hip-hop group SNO, of which Jelly Roll was a member.
In 2015, Jelly Roll released his debut country rap album, “Son of a Sinner“. The album was a commercial success, and it helped to launch Jelly Roll’s career as a country music artist.
He had since released several more albums, including “Whiskey, Weed, and Waffle House” (2017), “Son of a Sinner 2” (2018), and “The Devil Doesn’t Sleep” (2020). He has also collaborated with several other country music artists, including Colt Ford, Lindsay Ell, and Dustin Lynch.
Jelly Roll is known for his honest and personal lyrics, which often deal with topics such as addiction, recovery, and mental health. He is also known for his energetic live performances.
Jelly Roll is a popular and successful country music artist. He has won several awards, including the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year in 2018. He is also a successful YouTuber, with over 2 million subscribers.
Jelly Roll is an inspiration to many people, and his music has helped to change lives. He is a true artist, and he is one of the most exciting and talented country music artists of his generation.BadApple19, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons