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Last week, Jelly Roll & Lainey Wilson dominated the first-ever fan-voted 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards in Nashville, TN at the Grand Ole Opry. As Jelly Roll’s monster smash hit ‘Save Me‘ featuring Lainey climbs toward Top 20 at Country radio and Lainey’s ‘Watermelon Moonshine‘ closes in on #1, the unstoppable award-winning BBR Music Group / BMG Nashville labelmates were the most awarded artists of the night, with 8x nominee Jelly Roll taking home the most wins with four awards and 7x nominee Wilson securing three wins. View full details below. 

Jelly Roll Honours:
The Male Artist of 2023 – View Acceptance Here
 The New Artist of 2023
The Song of 2023 – ‘Need a Favor’
The Collaboration Song of 2023 – ‘Save Me’ Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson Honours:
The Female Artist of 2023 – View Acceptance Here
The Collaboration Song of 2023 – ‘Save Me’ Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson – View Lainey’s Acceptance Here
The Music Video of 2023 – ‘wait in the truck’ HARDY featuring Lainey Wilson – View Acceptance Here

Sharing his award-winning night with his fans live from the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, tour mate Elle King joined Jelly Roll on stage to present the award for “The Male Artist of 2023”. “I thought, when I was here, that I didn’t have a chance at winning, but the losers won again baby!” exclaimed Jelly Roll. “This has absolutely nothing to do with me and it has everything to do with y’all. This was fan voted. This is for the fans. It’s always for the fans. The underdogs are back on top! I want to say thank you to the People’s Choice Country Awards for giving an opportunity to me and these 20,000 degenerates to celebrate this together, right now, live on national television from Cincinnati, OH.”

Lainey Wilson, attending the award show live at the Grand Ole Opry House, shared the following in her acceptance for “The Female Artist of 2023.” “My heart is about to beat out of my chest,” said Lainey. “A lot of it has to do with this award, but a lot of it has to do with standing on this Opry stage. Every single time I get to stand on this stage, I feel overwhelmed. I feel honored and humbled. I feel like I’ve got some very big shoes to fill. This year we have played every kind of show you can imagine. We have played clubs. We have played stadiums with Mr. Luke Combs. You name it; we have played it. Every single night, I look out there and I see a lot of y’all wearing your bell bottoms and hats. Thank y’all so much for letting me express myself through my music and the way that I dress. I love seeing y’all do the same exact thing. Y’all keep showing up and I’ll keep showing up, too. God bless y’all.”


Nashville native singer/songwriter Jelly Roll (Jason DeFord) recently debuted Top 3 on the Billboard 200 All Genre Chart and #2 on the Top Country Album charts with his debut Country Album, Whitsitt Chapel (released June 2nd, 2023) – earning the biggest Country debut album in Billboard Consumption Chart history. Following his sweep at the 2023 CMT (Country Music Television) Music Awards where he earned 3 awards to become the most awarded artist of the night, the Billboard Country Power List Cover star and “country’s ‘most authentic’ new artist” (The New Yorker) recently received Billboard’s 2023 Breakthrough Award. “One of Nashville’s fastest rising stars” (The New York Times), Jelly was an 8X nominee and 4X winner at the People’s Choice Country Awards and is the most nominated male at the 2023 CMA Awards, with 5 total nominations. His current hit single “Save Me” — a confessional, vulnerable expression of self-doubt— set the stage for his new season of life and took him to new heights, has more than 155 million views on YouTube and Platinum certification from the RIAA.  Jelly debuted the song along with Lainey Wilson at the 2023 ACM Awards on the heels of his 28-week reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. “Save Me” is the follow-up single to his multi-week #1 hits on Country and Rock radio, “Need A Favor” and “Son of A Sinner.”

Currently headlining his sold-out 44 city 2023 Backroad Baptism Arena Tour and celebrating multi-format success with “Need a Favor” inside the Top 10 on Hot AC and Top 25 on Top 40, Jelly Roll continues to resonate with fans on a global scale and earn numerous industry milestones – from playing his sold-out hometown show for 18,000 fans at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to sold-out dates at the Ryman Auditorium and the release of his critically acclaimed Hulu documentary produced by ABC News, “Save Me.”  Featured by Nightline, GMA, GMA3, The New York Times, The Tennessean, Billboard, Variety, American Songwriter, CMT and more, his self-built, unconventional industry rise and unique fan connection has garnered praise from numerous outlets, with Variety noting, “for everyone who’s facing the same struggles, Jelly Roll is their Springsteen,” and American Songwriter echoing, “with a string of accolades and an extremely dedicated following, Jelly Roll has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.”



As the leading female nominee and winner at the 2023 ACM awards with, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Visual Media and Musical Event of the Year and reigning CMA 2022 Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry. Critically-acclaimed and touted as a top “artist to watch,” to being crowned the most nominated artist at both the 2023 CMA Awards (with a record breaking nine nominations) and CMT Music Awards, the Louisiana native has made a name for herself in the industry as one of music’s hottest and most buzzed-about new artists. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs, Flatland Calvary, and more), Lainey is a fresh, fierce voice in Nashville, delivering CMA-nominated album of the year with her label debut,  Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Jason Aldean, Ashley McBryde, and more. After topping the country radio charts for a second time with the two-week No. 1 hit, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, she recently achieved her third and fourth No. 1 song with “Heart Like a Truck” and HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck”. Her current single “Watermelon Moonshine” is currently in the top 3 on the Country charts and climbing. Her critically acclaimed album, Bell Bottom Country, reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, quickly rose to No. 1 on iTunes charts and has amassed over 650 million streams to date. Wilson made her acting debut in Season 5 of the smash hit series “Yellowstone” as a musician character named Abby, where she premiered her original “Smell Like Smoke” as well as showcased other hits off her recent album including “Watermelon Moonshine” and “Hold My Halo”. Adding to her growing list of endeavors, Wilson was recently named “Tractor Supply Brand Ambassador,” was honored at Billboard’s Women in Music Awards with the Rulebreaker Award, and most recently joined forces with Wrangler as the face of their 2023 fall/winter women’s collection.


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