Jelly Roll Reveals His Wildest Habit After Fame

Jelly Roll reflects on unexpected surge in award nominations.

by Nouman Rasool
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Jelly Roll Reveals His Wildest Habit After Fame
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Jelly Roll, the artist known for his candid and earthy charm that resonates with fans worldwide, has carved a notable path from his days as a prison inmate to a lauded Billboard chart-topper. His transformation and struggles were so compelling that they became the subject of the Hulu documentary Jelly Roll: Save Me.

Known for his authenticity, Jelly Roll has captured hearts with his music and personal anecdotes, which he shares openly during performances and interviews. 2023 marks a pinnacle year for Jelly Roll, showcasing three No. 1 hits on the Country Airplay charts, Grammy nods, and the success of his album Whitsitt Chapel.

As he travels across the country with his 44-city Backroad Baptism Tour, Jelly Roll shares a quirky yet personal indulgence that he refers to as his "frivolous habit" — his approach to socks. In a candid conversation with Audacy's Sabrina from Queens, he revealed, "Don't judge me for this, y'all.

I promise I grew up very humble, but I only wear socks once. I buy socks in bulk…it's the most frivolous thing I've done with my success. I'm sorry, I hope I didn't let nobody down with that but when you're fat, you can't have stinky feet too, so you gotta have fresh socks!"

Jelly Roll's ACM Nods

As the Academy of Country Music Awards approach, streaming live on Prime Video this Thursday, Jelly Roll is not just participating but celebrating his first-ever nominations at the event.

His name is listed in several prestigious categories, including Male Artist of the Year, Music Event of the Year for his collaboration "Save Me" with Lainey Wilson, Single of the Year for "Need a Favor", and the highly coveted Entertainer of the Year.

Reflecting on his nominations, Jelly Roll expressed his astonishment to Audacy's Katie Neal, stating, "The entertainer of the year [nomination], that's crazy talk. I just couldn't wrap my head around being nominated four times.

"Before I even saw what the four noms were, I saw the stat that it was the first time someone went from zero nominations to EOTY nomination since Billy Ray Cyrus in 1993." The ACM Awards will be hosted at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco this year, by the legendary Reba McEntire. Among the fans of the greats in this industry of country music is Jelly Roll.

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