Jelly Roll Breaks Down After Finding Out He’s Nominated For Very First GRAMMY: “I Haven’t Cried Like This Since My Daddy Died”

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The nominations, and awards, just keep coming for Jelly Roll.

He won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year earlier this week, and he’s now officially nominated for his very first GRAMMY award.

Announced today by the Recording Academy, Jelly is up for Best New Artist alongside Gracie Abrams, Fred Again, Ice Spice, Coco Jones, Noah Kahan, Victoria Monét and The War and Treaty, and he shared a very raw and emotional video on Instagram expressing his gratitude for such a big honor.

He shared the video with a caption saying he was “embarrassed” to post the video, but that his wife Bunnie encouraged him to because his “honesty” is a big part of what’s gotten him so far:

I’m embarrassed to post this but my wife says honesty and rawness got me this far … I’ll post a more complete thought about this when I get my head together.

I just never would’ve imagined.”

In the video, he also says he hasn’t “cried like this” since his dad passed away, and whether you like his music or not, I find it very refreshing to see an artist who truly appreciates their success and isn’t afraid to show it and be so open about what it all means to him:

“I’m not sure if I’ll post this or not because I’m so emotional, but the greatest honor an artist can ever hear is that they’ve been nominated for a GRAMMY.

And I got to hear that this morning. I haven’t cried like this since my daddy died. I tried to make this video seven times, y’all. I love y’all, man, so fuckin’ much.”

If there was a GRAMMY that awarded someone for being genuine and grateful, Jelly Roll would probably win it every year:

And while there’s some pretty stiff competition for the Best New Artist award, if he does end up winning, I  need nothing short of the fiery speech sermon he gave at the CMA’s a few nights ago:

You can check out all of the country music GRAMMY nominees HERE.

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