Jelly Roll is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. Jelly Roll was born on December 4, 1984, and was raised in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee.
He is well-known for the collaborations he has had with the likes of Lil Wyte, Struggle Jennings, and Tech N9ne. Jelly Roll’s collaboration with Lil Wyte was on “Pop Another Pill” which was released in 2010. The song recorded as many as 6.3 million views on YouTube.
It must be noted that Jelly Roll released many mixtapes which include the Gamblin’ on a Whiteboy series and the Therapeutic Music series.
As an independent artist, Jelly Roll released The Big Sal Story album on October 26, 2012. Together with Haystak, he released two albums and also released two albums with Lil Wyte.
Noted for his great collaborations, emphasis needs to be placed on the fact that he also has four collaborative albums with Struggle Jennings and one album under the group SNO with Lil Wyte and BPZ.
In 2013, Jelly Roll released the mixtape titled Whiskey, Weed, & Women. The mixtape was initially Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House. He made his debut at Grand Ole Opry on May 9, 2022, and then on July 7, 2022, he also received an invitation from Craig Morgan, a country singer to perform “Almost Home” with him at the Opry.
Jelly Roll’s “Dead Man Walking” became number one on Rock Radio on May 9, 2022, and also in Jan 2023, his debut country single, “Son of a Sinner” also became number one on Country radio.
“Son of a Sinner”, which was written by Jelly Roll and David Ray Stevens, was the second single Jelly Roll released from his 2021 album ‘Ballads of the Broken’.
On December 9, 2022, he had a sold-out show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena where he had in attendance about 15,000 fans. He was joined by Chris Young, Sam Hunt, Riley Green, Shinedown, Ernest, Struggle Jennings, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko.
He is currently set to embark on a 44-city ‘Backroad Baptism Tour.
Initially, Jelly Roll was a hip hop artiste but he switched to country music when he released Whitsitt Chapel album in 2023.
In that same year, he won CMT Music Awards for the song “Son of a Sinner”.The awards are Male Video of the Year, Male Breakthrough Video of the Year, and Digital-First Performance of the Year. Jelly Roll is married to Bunnie DeFord, aka Bunnie XO, and has two children from a previous relationship.
Jelly Roll Height and Weight
Jelly Roll stands at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches. He weighs 90 kg.