Jelly Roll Makes A Bold Prediction About Country Music In 2024

“I predict country artists will bridge the gap between rock, pop, and hip hop next year,” he writes.


Lauren Jo Black

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December 22, 2023


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Jelly Roll; Photo Courtesy CMA

Jelly Roll is making a bold prediction about the future of country music. 

The newly crowned CMA New Artist of the Year took to social media to share his thoughts on the groundbreaking future that he believes lies ahead for the genre in 2024. In an Instagram story shared this week, Jell Roll confidently stated, “Country music’s best day[s] are still ahead.”

Country Music’s Future In 2024

He went on to praise the songwriting community for the contributions it has made to the country music and beyond, writing, “Too many great songs coming out of Nashville.” 

Jelly Roll; Photo by Jake Alita
Jelly Roll; Photo by Jake Alita

He went even further, predicting that many country artists will cross genres in the near year. 

He Believes Genres Will Collide In The New Year

“It’s going to be a big 2024. In fact, I predict country artists will bridge the gap between rock, pop, and hip hop next year. Big crossover collabs,” he wrote.  

The Tennessee native is so sure of his prediction for country music, he even told fans to “save this comment” to look back on at a later date. 

Jelly Roll Comment' Photo Courtesy Instagram
Jelly Roll Comment’ Photo Courtesy Instagram

Jelly Roll’s prediction for country music in 2024 doesn’t seem to be too far-fetched. Fans are already anticipating genre-bending superstar Post Malone to dabble in country music following his appearance at the 2023 CMA Awards and social media teasers with country stars including ERNEST, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, and Brad Paisley. 

A quick glance at the country music festival lineup for 2024 also proves that Jelly Roll’s predictions may come true. Post Malone is set to perform at Stagecoach, while other major country festivals will feature artists such as Shinedown (Tailgate N’ Tallboys), Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd (Rock The Country), and Nickelback (Country Thunder). 

Jelly Roll To Perform On Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024

On the topic of genre-bending moments, Jelly Roll will ring in the new year with a performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024. The two-time GRAMMY nominee will deliver a live medley of his chart-topping hits from Times Square, and will also accompanied by singer/songwriter Jessie Murph for “Wild Ones.” This milestone moment comes following the successful conclusion of his sold-out 44-city 2023 Backroad Baptism Arena Tour. Additionally, Jelly Roll celebrated a remarkable achievement with his latest single, “Save Me,” marking his third consecutive No. 1 single from the record-breaking country debut album, “Whitsitt Chapel.”  

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024 will also include performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Sabrina Carpenter, Tyla, and more. The iconic show will air Sunday, Dec. 31, live on ABC beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Jelly Roll is currently recovering from a recent illness, which left him sidelined from The Voice finale earlier this week.  

“I was looking forward to performing tonight on the Voice, but I am extremely sick and unable to perform,” he wrote on Facebook, alerting fans of his last-minute cancelation. “I’m sorry if I have disappointed anyone— if there was even a slight chance I could perform I would be on that stage tonight. The Voice has been kind enough to have me back in May next year and I look forward to giving y’all the best performance of my life. Thank y’all for all of your love and support!  

New Single, “Halfway to Hell”

In the new year, Jelly Roll will hit the ground running with a brand new single at country radio. Chris Owen, a country radio insider, reported that his new single will be “Halfway to Hell” from Whitsitt Chapel. The song was co-written by Jelly Roll with Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt Jenkins, and Jesse Frasure.   

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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 and her work being featured on 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.