Jelly Roll Closes the CMT Music Awards with Fiery Performance
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Jelly Roll Closes the CMT Music Awards with Fiery Performance

The CMT Music Awards were a big night for rising star Jelly Roll. In addition to being a leader in nominations for the night, he also had the honor of closing the show.

However, an unexpected flight challenge almost prevented him from attending the event. While aboard a private jet en route to Austin, Jelly Roll and his crew were forced to make an emergency landing due to a “malfunction,” adding an unforeseen hindrance to their travel plans.

Bunnie Xo, wife of the country star, shared about the experience online saying, “CMT i swear we’re coming,” accompanied by a crying emoji.

Fortunately, they were able to resolve the issue with the aircraft and made it in time for the CMT Music Awards red carpet!


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Jelly Roll’s 2023 CMT Music Awards performance helped catapult his career

Last year, Jelly Roll took the CMT Music Awards stage to perform his smash hit “Need A Favor.” John Hamlin, executive producer for the annual awards show reflected:

“Last year, it was his coming-out party. And when he walked out on the stage for rehearsal yesterday, he looked at all of us producers sitting here at the table and said, ‘Hey, guys. It’s our one-year anniversary!’ He talks about it all the time, how … he has had just an enormous year, but it all started here last year.”

This year, he took home the award for Performance of the Year for that very appearance.

Jelly Roll closes the CMT Music Awards with his latest single “Halfway to Hell”

The CMT Music Awards were full of memorable moments and touching tributes. To top it all off, Jelly Roll closed out the show with a fiery performance of his latest single “Halfway to Hell.” The song is autobiographical in nature with the lyrics including several nods to his personal life.

Watch Jelly Roll perform “Halfway to Hell” on the 2024 CMT Music Awards below!

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