After ringing in the new year at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Jelly Roll is announcing his announcing his next country music radio single. Off the heels of his three consecutive #1s of “Son Of A Sinner,” “Need A Favor,” and “Save Me” featuring Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll is hoping to make “Halfway To Hell” his fourth.
The two-time Grammy nominee had a stand-out 2023, taking home the honors of CMA New Artists of the Year at the 2023 CMA Awards, championing Middle Tennessee’s largest toy drive, releasing his album Whitsitt Chapel, and selling out shows; Jelly Roll was indeed on a roll.
Hoping to keep the momentum going, he announces his next country music radio single, and I think that “Halfway to Hell” has the promise to get him his fourth #1.
The album’s opening track highlights the powerful songwriting that Jelly Roll is capable of. The narrator feels like he is caught in the middle, dealing with an internal battle between angels and demons from heaven or hell. Or, if you as the listener want to interpret the lyrics more literally, the song highlights the struggles from Jelly Roll’s past and the constant feeling like he is not doing the right thing trying to turn around his life to provide for his family.
The messaging on the track is beyond powerful and sets the tone for the rest of Whitsitt Chapel.
The single will go to country radio on January 22nd and will continue to add success to the already record-breaking achievements of his first country music project.
Here’s to another year of Jelly Roll making an impact on the industry’s sound and on his fans through his lyrics.
Just for fun, here is one of my favorite live performances of the song at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.