Jelly Roll: 5 Things About The Rising Country Rap Star Who Will Be On The CMTs In 2023

Jelly Roll: 5 Things About The Rising Country Rap Star Who Will Be On The CMTs In 2023 ...

  • Jelly Roll is a country rapper.
  • He’s made an impact on the rap scene with his own music and collaborations.
  • Jelly Roll is set to perform at the 2023 CMT Music Awards on Apr. 2.

Jelly Roll, 38, has been making a remarkable impact as a country rapper. He has been releasing his own music since 2011 and has also worked on high-profile collaborations with equally talented rappers. He's scheduled to perform at the 2023 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, TN on April 2nd.

Below, learn more about Jelly Roll and how he became a country rap star.

The first major collaboration with Lil Wyte was.

Jelly Roll, who hails from Nashville, sang the song "Pop Another Pill" in 2010, which was later re-released on YouTube, and received over 6.3 million views. Year Round, a hip-hop album by SNO, was released in 2011.

Seit 2011, he has released a number of mixtapes, EPs, and studio albums.

Jelly Roll continued to work on various other projects after the release of Year Round, including the Gamblin' on a Whiteboy mixtape series and the Therapeutic Music mixtape series, both released in 2012 and 2015. He further collaborated on several other projects, including two with Haystak, two with Lil Wyte, and four with Struggle Jennings.

Jelly Roll set a new Billboard record in February 2023, when he spent 25 weeks at No. 1 on the Emerging Artists Chart. He is set to release a highly anticipated country album titled WHITSITT CHAPEL in June 2023.

Jelly Roll has a number of tattoos.

A few drops of ink are on his face and hands, as well as what appears to be crosses, a teardrop, and a patterned heart. The ink is seen up close on many of his music release covers, and has been a hallmark of his appearance.

He is married and has children.

According to Music Mayhem, Jelly Roll married Bunnie DeFord, who's stage name is Bunnie XO, in August 2016. They reportedly met at one of his shows in Las Vegas, NV, and "hit it off" immediately. "She said she fell in love with the saddest eyes in the room."

'She was with some nasty douchebag, and they came to a show, and we were backstage,' he added during an interview with King and the Sting and the Wing Clips. 'She kind of shot my shot,' he said, adding, 'You're going to be shooting content and video.' She was like, 'Yeah! C'mon!' I was like, 'Oh, please don't worry,' said the author.

Jelly Roll's affair with Bunnie began in a different relationship, which resulted in the birth of his daughter in May 2008. On her 13th birthday, he revealed how his life affected his decision to let him out of prison in 2009.

“You have changed my life. You are the reason I am who I am.” he wrote in a birthday post on Instagram. “You are so smart, so talented, so funny, so sweet. Your well spoken, polite, and considerate. You are my best friend, and the finest daughter a father could ask for.”

Jelly Roll is the father of his youngster, Noah Buddy DeFord, who was born in 2016. He hasn't spoken as publicly about her as Bailee, who is now a well-known singer in the public eye.

On Instagram, he loves to post happy and difficult moments in his life.

Jelly Roll has shared the joys of his music on the social media app as well as personal experiences of loss. In November 2022, he posted a video of his mother meeting Bunnie's mother, who tragically passed away. He said he hopes Bunnie would tell the compelling story someday.

Bunnie's mother Vanessa passed away yesterday (my mother in law, the lady in the recliner) I hope my wife will write a podcast explaining the journey it took to get her birth mother, which didn't happen until my wife was in her mid-30s. I'll never forget my wife's ability to grasp the silver lining and the lesson in every turn. This weekend, I'll pray for healing hearts in my house hold.

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