Jelly Roll scores first No 1

“Dead Man Walking” tops for second week

Stoney Creek Records/BMG singer/songwriter Jelly Roll finds himself at the top of Billboard and Mediabase’s rock chart for the second week in a row with “Dead Man Walking,” his first No. 1 at radio. Simultaneously, Jelly Roll’s single “Son Of A Sinner” is currently Top 30 and climbing at country radio, making Jelly Roll the first artist to top the active rock charts while having a Top 30 single at country radio with his first song chart debut on each Billboard chart.

This comes after last week’s announcement of the Nashville native’s first-ever headlining show at Bridgestone Arena. In a front page story of the Tennessean, the Billboard Emerging artist spoke about his humble beginnings and what it means to play his hometown arena. “I love Nashville because it molded me. The eclectic-ness of this city made it where I’m able to mix rap with country music and country with rock music,” shares Jelly Roll. “Every single night [on tour] there’s a moment on stage where I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and also the feeling of accomplishment of what my original goal was: to help people with music.”

Jelly Roll’s Bridgestone Arena show will take place December 9th with proceeds from the show going toward Impact Youth Outreach. Jelly Roll recently sat down with Bobby Bones, where he candidly spoke about his background before referencing the upcoming show and what it means to him to be able to give back to the community. General on sale tickets to Jelly Roll’s Bridgestone Arena show go on sale May 20th.

After independently building his fanbase, Jelly Roll has garnered more than a billion streams and earned praise for the depth of his songwriting. “Dead Man Walking” has more than 10 million streams and counting, and his latest single, which was most added on country radio at its debut, “Son of a Sinner,” has already racked up 25 million on-demand streams.

Averaging more than 200 shows a year and having released more than two dozen albums, Jelly Roll shares his hard truths and struggles directly and intimately with his dedicated fans, who hang on his every word, leading to millions of views with each video he posts. In addition to previously announced dates with Shinedown on tour late this summer, Jelly Roll announced earlier this month that he will be joining forces with Brantley Gilbert for the Son of the Dirty South Summer Tour kicking off in Jacksonville, FL on June 30th.

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