‘Save Me’ By Jelly Roll Featuring Lainey Wilson Ascends To #1 On Country Airplay Charts


‘Save Me’ Marks 2X GRAMMY® Nominee Jelly Roll’s Third Consecutive #1 Song in 2023
  2X GRAMMY® Nominee Lainey Wilson Sets Billboard Record for the Shortest Gap Between #1 Singles for a Female Country Artist
Nashville, TN – (5 December, 2023) – Stoney Creek Records‘ Jelly Roll and Broken Bow Records‘ Lainey Wilson cap off a monumental year with a Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase #1 single with ‘Save Me‘. The monster hit flew up the charts serving as Jelly Roll’s third consecutive single to top the charts in 2023 with ‘Son of A Sinner’ reaching that position in January followed by ‘Need a Favor’ in August.  Written by 2X GRAMMY® nominee/2023 CMA Best New Artist of the Year winner Jelly Roll, ‘Save Me’ featuring Lainey Wilson was released as part of his debut Country Album, Whitsitt Chapel (released June 2nd, 2023) – which earned the biggest Country debut album in Billboard Consumption Chart history. For Lainey, it marks her sixth release to top the charts and with just a six-week gap since she last peaked at #1 with ‘Watermelon Moonshine’, she now holds the Billboard chart history record for the shortest break between #1 singles by a female country artist.
2023 has served as a career defining year for both Jelly and Lainey with each recently earning two GRAMMY® nominations including a joint nomination for ‘Save Me’ in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category. In the general categories, Jelly Roll earned a Best New Artist nomination and Lainey Wilson’s Bell Bottom Country landed a nomination for Best Country Album. In addition, you’ll find both up for nominations at the Pollstar Awards in 2024.
In addition to earning a 2023 CMA Award for Best New Artist of the Year, Jelly’s rolling right into the New Year having earned four People’s Choice Country Awards and three CMT Awards.  He also recently wrapped his sold-out 44-city 2023 Backroad Baptism Arena Tour and celebrated multi-format success with ‘Need a Favor’ peaking inside the Top 10 on Hot AC and Top 25 on Top 40. In Music City, he’s currently spearheading Nashville’s largest toy drive through December 15 with donation bins located at eight Walmart locations around the metro area.
Already this year, Lainey has won five CMA Awards including the top honor of “Entertainer of the Year”, four ACM Awards, two CMT Music Awards, three People’s Choice Country Awards, completed a 28-date sold-out headlining tour, made her Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Lollapalooza debut. Wilson was also honored as Billboard Women in Music’s 2023 “Rulebreaker”. Fans can catch Lainey closing out HARDY’s The Mockingbird & The Crow tour and at her four sold-out “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” shows at NFR this month before she embarks on the highly anticipated “Country’s Cool Again” and “Lainey Wilson: LIVE” tours in 2024.
Nashville native singer/songwriter Jelly Roll (Jason DeFord) recently debuted Top 3 on the Billboard 200 All Genre Chart and #2 on the Top Country Album charts with his debut Country Album, Whitsitt Chapel (released June 2nd, 2023) – earning the biggest Country debut album in Billboard Consumption Chart history. Following his sweep at the 2023 CMT Music Awards where he earned 3 awards to become the most awarded artist of the night, the Billboard Country Power List Cover star and “country’s ‘most authentic’ new artist” (The New Yorker) recently received Billboard’s 2023 Breakthrough Award. “One of Nashville’s fastest rising stars” (The New York Times), Jelly was an 8X nominee and 4X winner at the People’s Choice Country Awards and was the most nominated male at the 2023 CMA Awards, with five total nominations capturing his first CMA Award for “New Artist of the Year.” His current hit single “Save Me” — a confessional, vulnerable expression of self-doubt— set the stage for his new season of life and took him to new heights, has more than 155 million views on YouTube and Platinum certification from the RIAA.  Jelly debuted the song along with Lainey Wilson at the 2023 ACM Awards on the heels of his 28-week reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. “Save Me” became his third consecutive #1 single in 2023 following his multi-week #1 hits on Country and Rock radio, “Need A Favor” and “Son of A Sinner.”

Having just wrapped his sold-out 44-city 2023 Backroad Baptism Arena Tour and celebrated multi-format success with “Need a Favor” inside the Top 10 on Hot AC and Top 25 on Top 40, Jelly Roll continues to resonate with fans on a global scale and earn numerous industry milestones – from playing his sold-out hometown show for 18,000 fans at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to sold-out dates at the Ryman Auditorium and the release of his critically acclaimed Hulu documentary produced by ABC News, “Save Me.”  Featured by NightlineGMAGMA3, The New York TimesThe TennesseanBillboardVarietyAmerican SongwriterCMT and more, his self-built, unconventional industry rise and unique fan connection has garnered praise from numerous outlets, with Variety noting, “for everyone who’s facing the same struggles, Jelly Roll is their Springsteen,” and American Songwriter echoing, “with a string of accolades and an extremely dedicated following, Jelly Roll has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.”

As the most nominated artist at the 2023 CMA Awards with a record-breaking nine nominations, and five wins including Entertainer of the Year, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry. Critically acclaimed and touted as a top “artist to watch,” to being the leading female nominee and winner at the 2023 ACM Awards and CMT Music Awards, the Louisiana native has made a name for herself in the industry as one of music’s hottest and most buzzed-about new artists. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs, Flatland Calvary, Ashley McBryde, Jackson Dean, Ashley Cooke, Mackenzie Porter, and more). With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Jason Aldean, and more. Earlier this year she achieved her third and fourth No. 1 songs with “Heart Like a Truck” and HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck”. Her most recent singles, “Watermelon Moonshine” and “Save Me” with Jelly Roll topped the Country charts marking her fifth and sixth No. 1’s, making her the lead female artist with the most No.1’s this decade. Her critically acclaimed album, Bell Bottom Country, rose up Billboard’s Top Album Chart and Country Albums Chart, amassing over 700 million streams to date and has earned her the title of CMA and ACM Album of the Year and a Grammy nomination for Country Album of the Year.  Wilson made her acting debut in Season 5 of the smash hit series “Yellowstone” as a musician character named Abby, where she premiered her original “Smell Like Smoke” as well as showcased other hits off her recent album including “Watermelon Moonshine” and “Hold My Halo”. Adding to her growing list of endeavors, Wilson was honored at Billboard’s Women in Music Awards with the Rulebreaker Award, and most recently joined forces with Wrangler as the face of their 2023 fall/winter women’s collection.