Jason Bradley DeFord, born December 4, 1984, professionally known as JellyRoll, is a famous American singer and songwriter. He secured three CMT Music Awards in 2023 for his track “Son of a Sinner.”
|Name:||Jason Bradley DeFord|
|Date of Birth:||December 4, 1984|
|Place of Birth:||Nashville, Tennessee’s Antioch|
|Net Worth :||$6 million|
Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee’s Antioch neighborhood, Jason DeFord’s upbringing was influenced by his father, who was a meat salesman and part-time bookie, and his mother, who faced mental health and addiction challenges.
Despite a troubled environment, at 14, Jelly Roll and his group were apprehended for involvement in an attempted marijuana robbery, after being exposed to street life and drug-related activities from an early age.
Before transitioning into country music, Jelly Roll began his career in hip hop, drawing inspiration from artists like Three 6 Mafia, UGK, and 8Ball & MJG.
He started by selling mixtapes out of his car, starting with releases from his first project, “The Plain Shmear Tape,” in 2003 and the “Gamblin’ on the White Boy” series from 2004 to 2011.
He collaborated with Lil Wyte on the popular track “Pop Another Pill” in 2010, which led to his involvement in the hip-hop group SNO and more collaborations with artists like Lil Wyte, Struggle Jennings, Haystak, and Tech N9ne.
Jelly Roll faced a legal issue with his mixtape “Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House,” as the restaurant objected to its cover featuring their logo.
He made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in 2021 and had notable achievements in the country music scene, including his first number-one song on rock radio with “Dead Man Walking” in 2022 and his debut number-one country single “Son of a Sinner” in 2023.
He set a record by spending 25 weeks at number one on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart and organized a successful concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in 2022.
At the 2023 CMT Music Awards, Jelly Roll won multiple awards for “Son of a Sinner.” He continued his musical journey by releasing the album “Whitsitt Chapel” in June 2023 and planning a ‘Backroad Baptism Tour’ for the summer of the same year.
Who is Jelly Roll’s Wife?
Jelly Roll is married to Bunnie DeFord, also known as Bunnie XO. He has a daughter born in 2008 and a son born in 2016 from previous relationships. Notably, he obtained his GED while incarcerated at the age of 23.
Jelly Roll’s Weight Loss
Jelly Roll’s weight-loss journey has been a series of ups and downs. After facing legal issues involving Waffle House, he embarked on a health transformation, successfully shedding 180 pounds through boxing training videos on YouTube in 2017.
His progress from 450 pounds to a healthier 270 pounds was remarkable but not lasting.
In July 2020, Jelly Roll openly discussed his weight gain on YouTube, sharing his frustration and shame while committing to reclaiming a healthy lifestyle. In a video titled “I got really fat… again,” he revealed that he had gained back the 180 pounds he had initially lost.
Despite this setback, he encouraged his fans to join him in his journey, fostering a sense of shared motivation for achieving better health goals.
As of early 2023, he remains determined to continue his weight loss efforts and maintain a consistent exercise routine to enhance his overall well-being.
Jay Roll Net Worth
Jelly Roll, the American rapper, boasts an approximate net worth of $6 million.