Jelly Roll’s Big Night at the 2023 CMA Awards
Jelly Roll, our homegrown music hero, bagged the New Artist of the Year award at the 2023 CMA Awards in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on a Wednesday night. What followed was a fantastic speech that left everyone in awe.
As soon as Lady A announced his name, Jelly Roll planted a kiss on his wife, Bunny XO. Before hitting the stage with his song “Need A Favor,” he gave a warm hug to fellow nominee Jack Bryan,
who he introduced with his lady love, Winona Judd. It was all part of the celebration after winning the award.
Gratitude echoes to the multitude gathered, with utmost appreciation to the countless souls in this space. Above all, my heartfelt thanks extend to the divine forces guiding my path and to my life’s anchor, my cherished wife.
Your transformative love has reshaped my world, and I am endlessly devoted to you, my love. Megan, Parker, Halle, love you all; we’re friends,” he shouted, acknowledging other nominees like Parker McCollum, Megan Moroni, and Halle Whiters.
And for Jack Bryan, he added, “Jack, I think you’re not just into country music; you’re one of the most attractive things on this Earth! You’re a character just like everyone else! Love you, thrilled we’re here partying all night, baby!”
Then, Jelly Roll picked up the pace of his speech, delivering a motivational message to his fans. “The most important thing is that winning New Artist of the Year at 39 is kinda poetic. Unsure of your current journey or the chapter you’re embracing,
but let me share this with you: forge ahead, my friend, and keep moving forward, dear one.
Let me tell you, ‘Success is on the other side,'” he said with enthusiasm, each line getting more spirited, and the live crowd boosting his energy.
Rest assured, “It’s all going to be okay!” Remember, the windshield holds more value than the rearview mirror; what lies ahead is far more crucial than what’s left behind!
With a cheer, he wrapped up his speech, “Let’s party, Nashville!”
As he raised his award in victory, the crowd rose to their feet, applauding him with exuberant cheers.
Jelly Roll was nominated in five categories, taking home the trophy for New Artist of the Year. His songs “Need A Favor” and “Fast Car” were also recognized for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year, respectively. The homegrown star is also in the running for several categories at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.
The night was a blast, making Jelly Roll’s victory and speech a moment to remember in the history of country music.
The 2023 Country Music Awards turned out to be a phenomenal experience, with standout moments and notable winners. Lainey Wilson, in a remarkable achievement, clinched the prestigious Entertainer of the Year, adding a touch of magic to the unforgettable evening.
Single of the Year: Luke Combs secured the Single of the Year award for his hit “Fast Car.” Shoutout to the producers Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton for making it a chart-topper.
Album of the Year: Ashley McBryde presented “Neverland,” earning her a well-deserved win. John Osborne and John Peets played their part in producing this masterpiece.
Song of the Year: The emotional “Fast Car” claimed the Song of the Year award. Tracy Chapman penned the lyrics that touched hearts across the nation.
Female Artist of the Year: The competition was tough, but Lainey Wilson stood out and clinched the Female Artist of the Year award.
Male Artist of the Year: In the male category, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, and Cody Johnson were in the running, making it a tight race. The winner? Luke Combs, taking the crown for his outstanding contributions.
“Kitchen Illumination” – Ashley McBryde, shining a light on musical brilliance.
Director: Reed Long
2. “Memory Lane” – Old Dominion
Directors: Mason Allen, Nicki Fletcher
3. “Need A Favor” – Jelly Roll
Director: Patrick Tohill
4. “The Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis
Director: Running Beer
5. “Stop in the Truck” – Hardy (feat. Lainey Wilson)
Director: Justin Claw
New Artist of the Year: Jelly Roll
In a night filled with incredible talent, Jelly Roll emerged as the New Artist of the Year. A big shoutout to fellow nominees Jake Bryan, Parker McCallum, Megan Moroni, and Heli Whites. Each artist brought something unique to the table, making the competition fierce.
From heartwarming narratives to foot-tapping beats, these music videos not only entertained but also left a lasting impression. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for making 2023 a year to remember in the world of music videos!