Jelly Roll has one big fan that shared his love for the Nashville native with his 383 million Instagram followers: Dwyane Johnson. The Rock posted a cover shot of Jelly’s new album Whitsitt Chapel telling fans to download the project.
Johnson posted, “I’m so I’m proud of my brother @jellyroll615 for the latest achievement of his phenomenal new album WHITSITT CHAPEL. My guy is blowing up the industry and moving the crowds. He’s a real authentic artist who brings PASSION & MANA to his music – and he brings a joy and gratitude that can only come from experience and living the life.”
He continued, “Many years ago before he blew up, his music helped me get through a rough patch in my life. I’ll never forget it. Grateful. Proud of you, my brother – keep doing it big and keep lifting the people up. We’ll get our asses down to Music Row and pop that @teremana baby .”
He concluded, “Everybody download this album!!! Listen to it, and you’ll understand why. We’ve all been there…#JellyRoll #WhitsittChapel #615.”
See that post here.
Jelly Roll’s new album Whitsitt Chapel was released on June 2. The album is titled after the church Jelly attended in his native Antioch, Tennessee ( a suburb of Nashville). His debut full-length country project, the new work features 13 tracks.
Jelly Roll said in a statement when he announced the album, “This album is about growth and gratitude happening in my life. I wanted to create a project that felt hopeful. I believe the worst feeling a person can have is feeling hopeless or worthless. This is therapeutic music. Real music for real people with real problems.”
Jelly Roll’s ABC documentary “Save Me” premiered on Hulu on May 30. Jelly partly said in the teaser, “I feel I owe it to my people to give them hope.” Jelly also talked about going to jail as a teenager and addiction and mental health problems in the new documentary. He noted in the trailer, “I came out of jail with a plan; I was going to put every ounce of energy into music.”