Jelly Roll’s single, “Son Of A Sinner” has become the most-added song at country radio.
The song impacted country radio Monday (Apr. 18), reaching No. 32 on the Billboard Country Music Chart and No. 40 at Mediabase, according to a press release from BBR Music Group. The song previously reached No. 38 on the Billboard Country Music Chart upon its debut and totaled 76 first-week stations.
The song, which appears on Jelly Roll’s 2021 album, Ballads of the Broken, focuses on the singer’s struggles with addiction.
“These backroads got me / These pills pretend to be my friend / I’m done for the last time / I’m lying to myself again / I always say that / Now I’m on my way back here somehow / I should know by now,” he sings on the song’s second verse.
“I’m just a long haired son of a sinner / Searching for new ways I can get gone / I’m a pedal to the highway if you ever wonder why we write these songs / ‘Cause I’m only one drink away from the devil / I’m only one call away from home / Yeah, I’m somewhere in the middle / I guess I’m just a little / Right and wrong,” he later adds on the chorus.
Jelly Roll shared a clip of the music video for “Son Of A Sinner” on his Instagram page.
“This song and video encapsulates the struggle every human has on daily of being somewhere between right and wrong,” he wrote. “I hope this song helps somebody in the same way it helped me – video out now.”
“Dreams do come true,” the singer said on Instagram. He also thanked fans for the standing ovation he received during his debut, sharing that he would “cherish” the memory for “the rest of [his] life.”
Jelly Roll will be touring with SHINEDOWN and John Harvie, starting this summer. The tour runs through October 9.
Jelly Roll wrote his song, “Son Of A Sinner” with Ernest K. Smith (ERNEST) and David Ray Stevens.