Jelly Roll’s ‘Son of a Sinner’ tops charts, offers Nashville natives unprecedented stardom

On Wednesday night, Nashville native Jelly Roll (along with fellow songwriters David Ray Stevens and Ernest and producer Illya Tosinski) delivered the poignant and heartbreaking ballad “Son Of A Sinner’ celebrated eight months of incredible ascent. Airplay Chart Topper — at the Music Row offices of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI).

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres aside, given the evolutionary transformation that has seen successful Nashville-native artists including Jelly Roll and Ernest, the event could provoke a sudden shock or a gentle smile, depending on your perspective. Cultural expectations of music are becoming more and more widespread.

All the artists, engineers, label executives, songwriters and producers in the room were able to leave the festival with a tattoo from a physical tattoo station set up behind BMI’s front lobby. Alternatively, he might have aspired to wear a diamond encrusted chain bearing the name of the hit song in question with the Jelly Roll logo (as worn by Jelly Roll, Ernest and Stevens). as it was).

Singer Jelly Roll delivers a speech at a ceremony honoring his first country number one song

But the most general appreciation of the influence of hip-hop and soul on traditional country styles, not far from the 1970s hits of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, is most of all. It is a course of action to be evaluated.

What impressed me more than the circus of entertainment where songwriters received guitars and plaques for work was the press conference held in the BMI’s first-floor conference room ahead of time.

If you want a bird’s-eye view of the looser, wilder, taciturn side of the Nashville singer-songwriter scene, ERNEST, Jelly Roll, and Stevens have you covered.

Singer Jelly Roll joins songwriter David Ray Stevens, left, and producer Jelly Roll before being honored at a ceremony for his first song,

“This song came from my hometown, but no one thought it would come here,” offered Jelly Roll.

Namely, Jelly Roll’s friend, frequent collaborator, and local native Struggle Jennings.He took the stage at his sold-out December concert at Bridgestone’s arena, calling the performers “the biggest [local-to-global] A History of Tennessee, a Success Story in Nashville” – How after being released from incarceration, he spent the better part of four years sleeping on the couch while trying to feed his family and put together a rap career that would save him in many ways. I remembered life.

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