Jelly Roll's 'Therapeutic Music' Tells A Powerful Story: 'Whitsitt Chapel'

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Jelly Roll’s debut country album delves into a powerful story from start to finish, and the fast-rising superstar hopes that his storytelling “helps someone when they need it the most,” he shared, “that's really why I do this!”

The “Save Me” artist, from the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, titled his 13-track collection after the church he attended while growing up. Whitsitt Chapel is an album “about growth and gratitude happening in my life,” Jelly Roll previously shared of the then-unreleased album. “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 teamed up with a star-studded list of co-writers to pen each of the 13 tracks that appear on Whitsitt Chapel, including Miranda LambertAshley McBrydeHARDY, Jesse Frasure, Hillary LindseyMatt JenkinsJessie Jo DillonAustin Nivarel, Hunter Phelps, Michael Whitworth, producer Zach Crowell, and others. The album also features collaborations with Lainey Wilson, Yelawolf, and Brantley Gilbert and Struggle Jennings. Jelly Roll recently previewed Whitsitt Chapel for a few fans at iHeartRadio in Nashville, ahead of a show at the historic Ryman Auditorium downtown.

1. Halfway To Hell - Written by Jason DeFord, Jesse Frasure, Matt Jenkins, Jessie Jo Dillo*

2. Church - Written by Jason DeFord, Michael Hardy, David Garci**

3. The Lost - Written by Jason DeFord, Jesse Frasure, Miranda Lambert*

4. Behind Bars (with Brantley Gilbert and Struggle Jennings) - Written by Jason DeFord, Brantley Gilbert, Michael Whitworth, Andrew Baylis, Brock Berryhill, Austin Nivare***

5. Nail Me - Written by Jason DeFord, Kevin Gruft, Austin Nivare^

6. Hold On Me - Written by Jason DeFord, Hillary Lindsey, Alysa Vanderheym, Michael Whitwort^

7. Kill A Man - Written by Jason DeFord, Riley Thomas, Andrew Baylis, Michael Whitwort^

8. Unlive (with Yelawolf) - Written by Jason DeFord, Ashley McBryde, Andrew Baylis, Zach Crowell, Michael Wayne Atha^

9. Save Me (with Lainey Wilson) - Written by Jason DeFord, David Ray Steven^^

10. She - Written by Jason DeFord, Austin Nivarel, Kevin “Thrasher” Gruf^^^

11. Need A Favor - Written by Jason DeFord, Austin Nivarel, Joe Ragosta, Rob Ragost*^

12. Dancing With The Devil - Written by Jason DeFord, Hunter Phelps, Zach Crowel^

13. Hungover In A Church Pew - Written by Jason DeFord, Hunter Phelps, Zach Crowell^

^Produced by Zach Crowell

*Produced by Zach Crowell and Jesse Frasure

**Produced by Zach Crowell and David Garcia

^^Produced by Zach Crowell and David Ray Stevens

*^Produced by Austin Nivarel

***Produced by Brock Berryhill and Andrew Baylis

^^^Produced by Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft

Jelly Roll, a former iHeartRadio On The Verge Artist, released his highly-anticipated album a few days after the premiere of his documentary, Jelly Roll: Save Me. The ABC News Studios film, available on Hulu, chronicles the “Son Of A Sinner” megastar’s meteoric rise to fame and how he moved forward from challenges throughout his life. The documentary shows “a journey of redemption in real time of 38-year-old singer-songwriter Jelly Roll, confronting his struggles with mental health and addiction as he stands on the precipice of megastardom,” reads a previously-issued press release. Jelly Roll: Save Me also included exclusive interviews, showed raw and emotional footage of interactions with fans and others, highlighted his performance at Bridgestone Arena in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and more. Jelly Roll said he hopes he can “help those that feel helpless.”

Jelly Roll is gearing up for his “Backroad Baptism Tour,” kicking off next month. See the dates below. Find the full Whitsitt Chapel album on iHeartRadio here, and listen to a few of of the tracks here:

“Halfway To Hell”

Fri Jul 28 — Southaven, MS — BankPlus Amphitheater*

Sat Jul 29 — Alpharetta, GA — Ameris Bank Amphitheater* 

Sun Jul 30 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater*

Tue Aug 01 — Huntsville, AL — Orion Amphitheater*

Thu Aug 03 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater+

Fri Aug 04 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center! 

Sat Aug 05 — Bangor, ME — Maine Savings Amphitheater! 

Tue Aug 08 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion!

Wed Aug 09 — Bridgeport, CT — Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*

Fri Aug 11 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live>

Sat Aug 12 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach>

Tue Aug 15 — Burgettstown, PA — The Pavilion at Star Lake<

Thu Aug 17 — Clarkston, MI — Pine Knob Music Theater<

Fri Aug 18 — Milwaukee, WI — American Family Insurance Amphitheater< 

Sat Aug 19 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre>

Tue Aug 22 — Evansville, IN — Ford Center*

Thu Aug 24 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP* 

Fri Aug 25 — Omaha, NE — CHI Health Center>

Sat Aug 26 — Kansas City, MO — T-Mobile Center>

Tue Aug 29 — Lubbock, TX — United Supermarket Arena# 

Wed Aug 30 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater#

Fri Sep 01 — Las Vegas, NV — MGM Grand Garden Arena#

Sat Sep 02 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre#

Sun Sep 03 — Greenwood Village, CO — Fiddler’s Green<~

Tue Sep 05 —Rapid City, SD — Summit Arena at The Monument*

Wed Sep 06 — Bozeman, MT — Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*

Tue Sep 12 — Bend, OR — Hayden Homes Amphitheater *

Thu Sep 14 — Concord, CA — Concord Pavilion$

Fri Sep 15 — Bakersfield, CA — Mechanics Bank Arena$

Tue Sept 19 — Oklahoma City, OK — Paycom Center>

Thu Sep 21 — Austin, TX — Germania Insurance Amphitheater>

Fri Sep 22 — Houston, TX — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^$

Sat Sep 23 — Dallas, TX — Dos Equis Pavilion$

Tue Sep 26 — Tupelo, MS — Cadence Bank Arena*

Thu Sep 28 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center! 

Fri Sep 29 — Indianapolis, IN — Ruoff Music Center!

Sat Sep 30 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center&

Tue Oct 03 — Charleston, WV — Charleston Coliseum*

Thu Oct 05 — Wilmington, NC — Live Oak Bank Pavilion*

Fri Oct 06 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum<

Tue Oct 10 — Lexington, KY — Rupp Arena<

Thu Oct 12 Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Wellness Arena#

Fri Oct 13 — Jacksonville, FL — VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena#

Sat Oct 14 — Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre#

^On Sale April 14 

~Not a Live Nation Date


*With Support from Struggle Jennings, Caitlynne Curtis, & Josh Adam Meyers

+With Support from Merkules, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers

!With Support from Elle King, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers

>With Support from Ashley McBryde, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers

<With Support from Yelawolf, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers

#With Support from Chase Rice, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers

$With Support from Three 6 Mafia, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers

&With Support from Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers

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