Jelly Roll And Wife Bunnie XO Involved In ‘Scary’ Emergency Plane Landing

The couple was enroute to the CMT Music Awards when the incident occurred.


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 5, 2024

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Bunnie Xo and Jelly Roll attend the 2023 CMT Music Awards; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT

Jelly Roll’s wife, Bunnie XO, reveals they were involved in a “scary” emergency plane landing while on the way to Austin, TX for the upcoming CMT Music Awards.

The host of the Dumb Blonde podcast updated fans via TikTok saying the private jet that she, the genre-bending star and several members of their team were on was forced to stop mid-air and turn around for an emergency landing. She shared that the reason for the sudden change of course was due to a “malfunction.”

“CMT I swear we’re coming,” she wrote in the caption.

@xomgitsbunnie CMT i swear we’re coming 😭 #jellyandbunnie ♬ Surprise Surprise – I Green Screen Things

Bunnie Updates Concerned Fans

The comment section flooded with concerned fans who continued to check in with the couple. Once they landed, Bunnie shared an update with her followers letting them know they were safe, but she also showed concerned about the possibility of having to reboard the same plane. 

About an hour after her last response, one user wrote “Hey you gotta let us know yall are alright.” Bunnie then confirmed that everyone was safe. She said, “We’re good baby but that was scary.”

Jelly Roll Claimed Two New Titles At iHeart Radio Awards

Jelly Roll; Photo by Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup for FOX
Jelly Roll; Photo by Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup for FOX

This news comes hot on the heels of Jelly Roll’s time in Los Angeles, CA for the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which were held on Monday, April 1.

During his most recent award show appearance, the Nashville native nabbed two wins as he was named Best New Artist in both the Country and Pop genres. In addition to claiming two trophies, he made his mark on the stage with a stripped-down performance of “Save Me” alongside fellow hitmaker and longtime friend, Lainey Wilson

Jelly Roll took to Instagram to celebrate the eventful night with a carousel of photos paired with a gratitude-filled caption.

“My mama always said I had a face for radio and boyyy she ain’t never lied! We did it again,” he wrote in excitement. “Thank you iHeart for making me Pop & Country ARTIST OF THE YEAR!! It’s such an honor to even share that stage with such legends.”

At the very end of his message, he said, “CMT AWARDS NEXT,” signaling that he’s ready to, hopefully, have yet another celebratory year at the fan-voted awards show. 

Will Jelly Roll Continue His Reign Of Victory At The 2024 CMT Awards?

Jelly Roll accepts the Male Video of the Year Award onstage during the 2023 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 02, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for CMT)
Jelly Roll accepts the Male Video of the Year Award onstage during the 2023 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 02, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for CMT)

Jelly Roll came out on top during last year’s CMT Music Awards and 2024 is already shaping up to be a year to remember as he is going in as one of the most nominated artists with three nods. He is vying for the title of Male Video of the Year for “Need A Favor,” CMT Performance of the Year for his performance of “Need A Favor” at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, and the night’s top honor, Video of the Year, for “Need A Favor.”   

Plus, he has been tapped to join the star-studded lineup of performers, which also includes Bailey Zimmerman, Cody Johnson, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Trisha Yearwood, and more. 

Fans can tune in to the CMT Music Awards on Sunday, April 7 to find out if Jelly Roll will make history once again. Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, the show will air LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center at 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.