More than just a recognition, Jelly Roll’s 2023 CMA Award win served as an example of what it takes to chase aspirations no matter how old. In addition to thanking his fans and other candidates for their support, the country singer inspired his audience with his passionate acceptance speech for the New Artist of the Year.
Jelly Roll Wins New Artist
Jelly Roll turned the attention to his followers after thanking his wife and expressing love for his family, friends, and nominees like Zach Bryan. Being named new artist of the year meant especially much to him at 39. He fervently exhorted his listeners to never give up and to follow their aspirations, highlighting the fact that success is waiting for them around the corner.
Jelly Roll gave a stirring speech in which he assured his audience that everything would work out and urged them to keep going. He explained the significance of looking forward rather than backward by using the metaphor of a windshield that is bigger than a rearview mirror. He ended his remarks with a rousing exclamation, “Party, Nashville!” and was greeted with a standing ovation as the live audience cheered in agreement.
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Jelly Roll’s achievements went beyond his nomination for New Artist of the Year; in fact, he was nominated for four other major awards. With him nominated in numerous categories for the upcoming 2023 Billboard Music Awards, fans can expect even more acknowledgment for his accomplishments at the 2023 CMA Awards, which represent a key milestone in his career.
Luke Bryan, the evening’s host, and Peyton Manning, his co-host, made sure that the live broadcast on ABC featured an engaging talent show. The 2023 CMA Awards recognized Jelly Roll’s victory and brought attention to the tenacity and drive that drive success in the country music industry.
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