Jelly Roll, The Rapper Turned Country Singer Rousing Nashville
By : Dnyuz
Source : Dnyuz
At the CMT Music Awards this month, the least likely nominee turned into the night’s biggest story.
In a room full of country music royalty, the artist Jelly Roll — a 38-year-old face-tattooed former addict and drug dealer who got his start selling his own hip-hop mixtapes out of his car — took home the most trophies, beating superstars including Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown and Luke Combs. The crowd was on its feet as he performed his new single, “Need a Favor,” in a studded leather jacket, his gravelly voice backed by a full gospel choir.