Jelly Roll probably thought his week couldn't get much better, after he went three for three at his first ever CMT Awards, taking home the accolades for 2023 Male Video of the Year, 2023 Breakthrough Male Video of the Year and 2023 Digital-First Performance of the Year.
However, if anything, it seems Jelly Roll's week is only getting started, as the song that earned him that glittering array of awards - ‘Son Of A Sinner’ - has today been RIAA certified Platinum.
The evocative, vulnerable track, which was co-written by Ernest, finds Jelly Roll laying out his imperfections on the table (“‘Cause I'm only one drink away from the devil / I'm only one call away from home / Yeah, I'm somewhere in the middle / I guess I'm just a little right and wrong”).
The introspective anthem became Jelly Roll's first ever Country Radio No. 1 back in January. It features on Jelly Roll's acclaimed 2021 album, Ballads Of The Broken, which also spawned fan-favourite tracks such as ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘Over You’.
His latest achievement continues a hot streak for the country-rock phenom, and amplifies the sense of anticipation ahead of Jelly Roll's upcoming Ballads Of The Broken follow-up, Whitsitt Chapel.
The new project is due to be released on June 2, and will include an eagerly awaited collaboration with labelmate and Bell Bottom Country star, Lainey Wilson, on what's expected to be a revamped version of Jelly Roll's 2020 song, ‘Save Me’.
From the looks of the singles he's released from Whitsitt Chapel so far, it appears it'll continue the religious imagery and soul-baring spirit that underpins Jelly Roll's now-Platinum single, ‘Son Of A Sinner’. As he continues his meteoric ascent into country's upper echelons, it feels safe to say this won't be Jelly Roll's last Platinum song.
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