Jelly Roll said he’s “never felt more welcomed anywhere” than he does in country music.
The “Son Of A Sinner” singer shared these comments with Audacy’s Katie Neal during an interview at this year’s Tortuga music festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Are you loving country music?” Neal asked.
“I’m loving it,” the singer responded. “I’ve never felt more welcomed anywhere. I was born and raised in Nashville, so [country music] is always second nature to me. It’s incredible,” he added.
The singer’s latest release, “Son Of A Sinner,” which details his struggles with addiction, was the most-added song at Country radio when it impacted on April 18, totaling 76 first-week stations and reaching No. 32 on the Billboard Country Music Chart and No. 40 at Mediabase.
The singer discussed the single with Neal during the interview saying, it’s just the “toe dip” of his venture into country music.
“This is just the toe dip,” he shared. “We’re fixin’ to cannonball baby, we’re fixin’ to do a double-gaining backflip into [country music], it’s gonna happen.”
In addition, the singer shared the story behind his latest single, saying that to him, the release represents the “duality of life.”
“To me, it’s about the ultimate duality of life,” the singer explained during his interview with Neal. “It’s something I learned from my father. He had this beautiful ability to work really, really hard, yet go out and party really hard.”
“[My father] booked bets on the side when times got tough, but he would go to church on every Sunday religiously, and he led the homeless program at his church. He, to me, was the ultimate sign of duality. I think I’ve just always aspired to me like that,” he continued.
Besides discussing his song, “Son Of A Sinner,” the singer also teased some major headlining performances set for this year. The singer revealed he will be playing the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre as well as the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. His performance at Bridgestone will serve as a charity event aimed at helping “at-risk youth and youth offenders in the juvenile program bring music into juvenile facilities,” he shared.
Jelly Roll Will Be Hitting The Road Across The U.S. All Summer & Recently Made His Opry Debut
Fresh on the heels of his success with “Son Of A Sinner,” Jelly Roll will be touring across the U.S., with stops at several music festivals along the way, including Offroad Music Fest, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and the Tailgate N’ Tallboys Festival.
Jelly Roll wrote “Son Of A Sinner” with Ernest Keith Smith (ERNEST) and David Ray. The song appears on his latest album, Ballads of the Broken.
A rapper turned country-rocker, Jelly Roll made his Grand Ole Opry debut back in November 2021.
Additionally, it was just-announced that Jelly Roll will be hitting the road with Brantley Gilbert on the Son Of The Dirty South Tour.
The Son Of The Dirty South Tour, which will also feature support from Pillbox Patti, will kick off on June 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, and continue through late August. The trek will wrap up on August 27 in Brandon, Mississippi, at Brandon Amphitheater.