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Jelly Roll took home tons of awards in 2023, including the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year. Shortly after the CMAs in November, the Grammys announced their nominees for the 2024 ceremony. Jelly Roll scored two Grammy nominations, his very first.
For starters, his “Save Me” duet with Lainey Wilson earned a nod in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category. He also earned a nomination in the all-genre Best New Artist category.
Jelly Roll shared his emotional reaction to his nominations on social media. He said:
“The greatest honor an artist could ever hear, is they’ve been nominated for a Grammy. I got to hear that this morning…“
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Jelly Roll attended the Grammys on Sunday (February 4) in Los Angeles. The award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance was presented before the main ceremony. It went to Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves for “I Remember Everything.”
The award for Best New Artist was presented during the main ceremony. Jelly Roll did not win. Instead, the trophy went to R&B and pop artist Victoria Monét, who had a breakout year with her first full-length studio album, Jaguar II.
Jelly Roll took to X (formerly Twitter) to react to the fact that he did not win a Grammy this year. He did not express disappointment, but rather, praised Monét for her many accomplishments.
“Just so we are clear- Victoria Monèt deserved that award. She is incredible. She has been writing hits for everyone else for a long time, and she deserves every bit of this award . We come back next year stronger more nominations – I’m inspired,” he said.
Jelly Roll expressed a similar sentiment before the ceremony. He said:
“Im nervous — im anxious – this is the biggest award show in all of music – and im here nominated .. win , lose or draw I feel we have already won by even being nominated.”
Hear him talk about how much the Best New Artist nomination meant to him by tuning in to the video below.
Jelly Roll was surely happy for his fellow country artists who won at the Grammys, including Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton, Zach Bryan, and Kacey Musgraves. Congratulations to them and to everyone who was nominated!