Jelly Roll Shares Tearful Reaction to First Grammy Nominations: Watch


“I haven’t cried like this since my daddy died,” the country singer said.

Jelly Roll at The 57th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on November 8, 2023.

Christopher Polk for Variety

Jelly Roll was overwhelmed with emotion after receiving his first Grammy nominations.

On Friday (Nov. 10), the country star shared a tearful video on social media after learning about his nods for best new artist and best country duo/group performance for the remix of “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson at the upcoming 66th annual Grammy Awards.

“I’m not sure if I should post this or not because I’m so emotional, but the greatest honor an artist can ever hear is that they’ve been nominated for a Grammy,” Jelly Roll said while weeping in a clip on Instagram. “I got to hear that this morning.”

The rising star — who took home new artist of the year award at the 2023 CMA Awards on Nov. 8 — noted that he attempted to record the video seven times.

“I haven’t cried like this since my daddy died,” he said. “I love you all, man, so f—ing much.”

Jelly Roll wrote in the caption that he was “embarrassed” to share the clip but that his wife, Bunnie XO, encouraged him post it because his “honesty and rawness” are two traits he’s known for among fans. “I’ll post a more complete thought about this when I get my head together, he wrote. “I just never would’ve imagined.”

The intimate post received congratulatory messages in the comments from numerous other stars, including Wynonna Judd, Wiz Khalifa, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, Flavor Flav, Tamar Braxton, Carly Pearce and others.

“YOU DESERVE IT ALL!!!!!!! We are so happy for you!!!!!!! Congratulations my sweet friend,” wrote Judd, who performed her hit “Need a Favor” with the rapper-turned-country singer at the 2023 CMAs.

“Jelly, I love ya. Your energy is contagious. See ya at the GRAMMYs,” Wilson added.

Click here for a full list of nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards, set for Feb. 4, 2024, at Arena in Los Angeles.

See Jelly Roll’s reaction on Instagram below.

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