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Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson's ‘Save Me’ Hits No. 1 at Country Radio

November 29, 2023 9:53 pm GMT
Last Edited December 18, 2023 8:15 pm GMT

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Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson's stormy, soul-stirring collaboration, ‘Save Me’, has hit No. 1 at Country Radio. The hugely popular duet originally appeared on Jelly's 2023 album, Whitsitt Chapel.

‘Save Me’ serves as a reimagined recording of Jelly Roll's 2020 solo version, which featured on the genre-blending maverick's 2020 rap-leaning project, Self-Medicated.

Now that ‘Save Me’ has surged to the top of the Mediabase chart, the star-studded link-up becomes Lainey Wilson's sixth No. 1 at Country Radio and Jelly Roll's third country chart-topper.

It continues an impressive streak of dominance over the airwaves for both Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson, with ‘Save Me’ having secured the covered No. 1 spot in under three months, after being officially shipped to Country Radio on September 5.

The momentous achievement follows the bizarre wave of online speculation that Jelly Roll's wife, Bunnie XO, was jealous of Jelly and Lainey Wilson's close friendship. She took to her Instagram stories on Monday, November 27 to shut down those rumours, joking, “It's actually me that wants Lainey, so do better research. LMAO”.

Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson have performed ‘Save Me’ on a number of occasions since the track's release in May, with the BBR label-mates taking the stage together in late September to deliver a surprise rendition of the ballad during Jelly's show in Austin, Texas.

The news that ‘Save Me’ has reached pole position at Country Radio arrives a matter of weeks after Lainey Wilson notched her fifth No. 1 single, ‘Watermelon Moonshine’, in October. The 2023 CMA Entertainer of the Year is widely expected to pick up her seventh No. 1 in the coming weeks, with her new single, ‘Wildflowers and Wild Horses’, continuing to scale the Country Radio rankings at breakneck speed.

Jelly Roll's previous country No. 1, ‘Need A Favor’, was another blockbuster lead single from his celebrated Whitsitt Chapel project, with the spiritual, introspective anthem hitting the peak of the Country Radio chart towards the end of July.

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