Jelly Roll and Family Steal the Spotlight At The GRAMMYs

Jelly Roll and his family made a dazzling entrance to the GRAMMY Awards.

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 4, 2024

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Bunnie XO, Jelly Roll and Bailee Ann arrive at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; Photo: Stewart Cook/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

Jelly Roll was all smiles as he arrived at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards with his wife, Bunnie XO, and daughter, Bailee Ann, in tow. 

Styled by Krista Roser, Jelly Roll and his family strutted their stuff down the red carpet in dazzling ensembles. For his look, the GRAMMY nominee donned a Sherpa-lined Louis Vuitton outfit paired with a white t-shirt and sneakers. Bunnie XO opted for a dazzling diamond-covered nude gown, made custom by Karla Gil. She completed the look with a stunning necklace by Jason of Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Bailee Ann sparkled in a black leather ensemble with rhinestone fringe. 

His Mom Was Going To Accompany Him

Jelly Roll was originally set to bring his mom to the show, however, she is now watching the show from home.

“She wanted to come, but we just couldn’t. I was worried her having a wheelchair, getting her in and out of the carpet and stuff, but she’s watching from home,” Jelly Roll explained to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet. “I mean, she’s FaceTimed me 10 times now already.”

Alyssa "Bunnie XO" DeFord, Jelly Roll, and Bailee Ann arrive at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; mPhoto: Francis Specker/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Alyssa “Bunnie XO” DeFord, Jelly Roll, and Bailee Ann arrive at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; mPhoto: Francis Specker/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

A Two-Time Nominee

Jelly Roll attended the GRAMMYs as a two-time nominee this evening, with nods for the all-genre Best New Artist category as well as a nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for his collaboration with Lainey Wilson on the song “Save Me.”

Upon learning of his GRAMMY nominations, Jelly Roll was unable to contain his emotions and promptly took to social media to share his priceless reaction. The “NEED A FAVOR” singer, still overwhelmed, admitted that he hesitated to post his response initially, but his wife Bunnie XO encouraged him to do so, as revealed in his Instagram post.

Jelly Roll arrives at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; Photo: Stewart Cook/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Jelly Roll arrives at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; Photo: Stewart Cook/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

“I’m embarrassed to post this, but my wife says honesty and rawness got me this far… I’ll post a more complete thought about this when I get my head together. I just never would’ve imagined,” he captioned the video.

Emotional Reaction

In the emotional footage, the acclaimed artist shed tears while conveying the news of his nominations to his fans. “The greatest honor that an artist can ever hear is that they’ve been nominated for a Grammy,” he said, later adding, “I got to hear that this morning.”

Jelly Roll arrives at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; Photo: Stewart Cook/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Jelly Roll arrives at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; Photo: Stewart Cook/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

Jelly Roll went on to share that he had to record the video message multiple times due to being overwhelmed with emotions that left him nearly speechless. 

“I haven’t cried like this since my daddy died. I love y’all, man… so f–kin’ much,” shared Jelly Roll.

Jelly Roll arrives at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; Photo: Stewart Cook/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Jelly Roll arrives at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards; Photo: Stewart Cook/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

2024 GRAMMY Awards

The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards aired live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 4 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by Trevor Noah, Music’s Biggest Night is also available to be streamed live and on demand on Paramount+.*

The star-studded ceremony features performances by Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Dua Lipa, Joni Mitchell, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Scott, SZA and U2. 

Presenters included Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson, Maluma, Kacey Musgraves, Meryl Streep, Samara Joy, Taylor Tomlinson, and Oprah Winfrey.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.