Jelly Roll(whose real name is Jason DeFord) delivered one of the best moments of the 57th Annual CMA Awards last night, and undeniably one of the best acceptance speeches of all time, when he turned into a preacher and took Bridgestone Arena to church as he was accepting his award for Best New Artist, his first ever CMA Award:
“There is something poetic about 39-year old man winning New Artist of theYear.
I don’t know where you’re at in your life or what you’re going through, but I wanna tell you to keep going, baby. I wanna tell you success is on the other side of it.
I wanna tell you it’s gonna be okay. I wanna tell you that the windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror for a reason, because what’s in front of you is so much more important than what’s behind you. Let’s party Nashville!”
The whole thing had me ready to run through a brick wall – but apparently Jelly might have been a little too amped up himself.
After the show, it was revealed that the rapper-turned-country star dropped his trophy – and shattered it into pieces.