Jelly Roll Scores Fifth Consecutive No. 1 With ‘Halfway To Hell’

He announced the exciting news during his CMA Fest performance at Nissan Stadium over the weekend.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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June 11, 2024

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Jelly Roll performs at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 8 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Hunter Berry, CMA

Jelly Roll has climbed to the top of country radio charts this week with his hit song, “Halfway to Hell.” This feat marks his fifth consecutive No.1 and fourth at Country radio via Stoney Creek Records.

The fan-favorite track officially impacted airwaves on January 22, 2024, and was named most-added upon its debut, earning a whopping 92 first-week adds on stations around the country. 

Jelly Roll; Halfway To Hell
Jelly Roll; Halfway To Hell

Written by Jelly Roll with Jesse Frasure, Matt Jenkins, and Jessie Jo Dillon, “Halfway To Hell” appears as the leading track to the Antioch, TN native’s debut country record, Whitsitt Chapel, which arrived in June of 2023. The song finds the “Save Me” singer delivering an autobiographical look into his rise from prison to fame as a country artist. 

The chorus serves as an insight to his thoughts as he battles right from wrong, “Halfway to Heaven or halfway to hell/ My angels and demons at war with myself/ One foot in the fire and I still can’t tell/ Am I halfway to Heaven/ Halfway to Heaven or hell?”

Jelly Roll performs at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 8 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Hunter Berry, CMA
Jelly Roll performs at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 8 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Hunter Berry, CMA

Announced The News At Nissan Stadium

Jelly Roll announced the news of the song’s chart-topping success during his live performance at Nissan Stadium for CMA Fest 2024. In addition to performing at the packed-out venue, Jelly Roll also joined Ashley McBryde in co-hosting CMA FEST’s ABC television special. Dubbed “the Music Event of the Summer,” the three-hour special is set to air on Tuesday, June 25 at 8/7c on ABC and will stream the next day on Hulu.  

“I am incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support from my fans and country radio,” he said. “It’s a testament to the power of music that I am here at all and I’ve never been more inspired to keep creating. Thank you to everyone that has made this possible. I’m ready to share more music soon…very soon.”

New Song Coming This Week

Fans will get a taste of the new music Jelly Roll is hinting at when he drops his new song, “I Am Not Okay” tomorrow, June 12. The singer debuted the vulnerable ballad on Tuesday (May 21) during the Season 25 finale of The Voice. 

Jelly Roll will also launch his headlining Beautifully Broken Tour this August. After visiting Salt Lake City, Utah on August 27, he will continue to hit major markets throughout the U.S. before closing out the run in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 27. 

Joining him on this extensive run are rising country stars, Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay.

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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.