But the singer also wanted to celebrate by – what else – buying his new album in stores.
Jelly Roll posted a video of himself inside the ol’ local Walmart (presumably here in Nashville) to buy a copy of his own album on vinyl – the first time one of his albums has been on the shelves at Wally World.
“Alright, this is big y’all. Walking into Walmart to buy my new album!”
Jelly Roll even explained why he was shopping at Walmart for the album:
“White trash and Walmart go together like peanut butter and jelly.”
Love it. Absolutely love it.
Jelly Roll even joked about the “excitement in his waddle” as he made his way back to the record aisle, ready to see his own album looking back at him from the shelves.
But unfortunately, things didn’t go quite as planned.
As he got to the record aisle, Jelly was greeted with faces like Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley and Kelsea Ballerini – but Whitsitt Chapel was nowhere in sight.
So he called on his friendly Walmart associate to help him locate the vinyl. And that’s when he was given the bad news:
“It does not look like we have it.”
And to add insult to injury, when Jelly asks if they ever got the album, the clerk clearly didn’t realize who he was talking to as he explained:
“Not that I’m aware of. I usually put the vinyls out. I’ve never seen it. I haven’t really been paying attention for that one, but I don’t see it in our system bro.”
So unfortunately, Jelly Roll was forced to make the long walk back to the front of store with no vinyl in hand, joking that he should have gone to the Walmart in nearby Madison or Antioch. (If you’re not from Nashville and don’t get the joke, you know how every city has the “Gucci Walmart” and then the “other Walmart?” Yeah, the Antioch Walmart would be the “other Walmart” in this scenario).
Tough scene. But luckily, it doesn’t seem like the lack of vinyl on the shelves at Walmart is hurting the album sales any – because it’s still a beast on the charts.