Billboard’s Country Power Player Issue Cover Star Celebrated His Album Release Day With Appearances on GMA, GMA3, and Nightline (6/2)

The Multi-Platinum Singer/Songwriter Took Over The Ryman Auditorium For Two Special One Night Only Experiences, The Premiere of “Jelly Roll: Save Me” (5/30) And A Live Performance Of His Debut Country Project, Whitsitt Chapel, (5/31)

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Jelly Roll today released his highly-anticipated debut Country album, Whitsitt Chapel. Listen now here. Ahead of the album’s release, the Nashville native was revealed as the cover of Billboard’s Country Power Player Issue, where he shared his journey from incarceration to topping the Billboard Country charts. Read the full cover story here and watch the video here. Whitsitt Chapel features 13 tracks co-written by Jelly, including his current single “Need A Favor,” the fan-favorite track, “She,” and “Save Me” ft. Lainey Wilson, which he debuted at this year’s ACM Awards. Featured by The New York Times, The Tennessean, Billboard, Variety, American Songwriter, CMT, as well as The Joe Rogan podcast and more, the album Whitsitt Chapel debuted to early rave reviews:

(Jelly Roll) introduces himself as a dynamic country vocalist across 13 songs that are heavily influenced by the church. More than half focus on sin and redemption…We’ve all listened to debut albums that lean heavily on a hit radio single and fill out the track list with fluff or lesser versions of the same. This isn’t that kind of album….Whitsitt Chapel is an album for the outcast within each of us.” – Taste of Country

“… a debut album for a guy who’s managed to buck the trends on his way to becoming one of the biggest up-and-coming names in country music…Each song on this project has one important factor, one common thread among songs that connect deeper and stay around longer: A “why.” Whether it’s to inspire or to reveal, to make you laugh or make you cry, each track has a meaning that comes from one of music’s biggest hearts, who’s seen it all and lives to tell the story….he’s long overdue for a real foray into country music. We welcome him with open arms, not just because he’s a good soul, but because he’s a damn good songwriter and one hell of an artist.” – Whiskey Riff

“Jelly Roll is an artist with increasing popularity and for good reason. As one of the more exciting and unique voices in country music today, Jelly Roll’s new album Whitsitt Chapel looks to cement his status.” The Nash News

“…album filled with honesty, vulnerability and stories of his personal testimony.” – Audacy

“Not since Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck has mainstream country music seen an artist who’s sung about being on the wrong side of the law or its consequences, let alone done time there. Jelly Roll’s authenticity creates a fierce bond with the audience that fires this kind of rapt devotion.” – Variety 

“For everyone who’s facing the same struggles, Jelly Roll is their Springsteen.” – Variety

“This night and this project would be more than a benediction. He delivered a prayer for the best of who they all are: works in progress, figuring life out. It’s not easy, but it’s what they have, and with this soundtrack, Jelly Roll’s offering songs they can believe in along the way.” – Variety

Today’s album release follow’s Jelly Roll’s sold-out events at the Ryman Auditorium this week, with the premiere of his highly-anticipated Hulu documentary, “Jelly Roll: Save Me” produced by ABC News Studios (5/30) and his full live album performance of his debut country project (5/31), which Variety summarized as “a 12-Step Meeting, a revival and a party all at once.” “Jelly Roll: Save Me” also continues to impress critics, with The Tennessean noting, the “doc ‘Save Me’ highlights artist with message of salvation greater than music” and Decider listing it as a must-see. Fans were first given a preview of the film earlier this month when Jelly Roll performed on the finale of American Idol (5/21) and via Deadline and Good Morning America. Press images from the Jelly Roll: Save Me Premiere at the Ryman Auditorium (5/31) available here.

A 3X CMT Award winner, Jelly has independently amassed more than 4 Billion career streams to date. He scored his first No. 1 on Country radio with his debut Country single “Son Of A Sinner” and earned a two-week Rock No. 1, “cemented his rising mainstream stardom” (Tennessean). His current single, “Need A Favor” currently is Top 5 on the Rock radio and Top 15 on the Country radio charts, simultaneously. Ahead of the album’s release, Jelly Roll dominated Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart for a record-breaking 28 consecutive weeks – ultimately breaking the record of most weeks spent at No. 1. The multi-genre hitmaker also announced his upcoming 44 city Backroad Baptism Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the arena tour kicks off on Friday, July 28th at Bank Plus Amphitheater in Southaven before wrapping up in Tampa at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater on Saturday, October 14th. For more information including tour dates, visit