WATCH: Jelly Roll Debuts Brand-New, Unreleased Song ‘I Am Not OK’ During ‘The Voice’ Finale

The unreleased song is expected to appear on Jelly Roll’s next album.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 22, 2024


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Jelly Roll; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Jelly Roll delivered the live performance debut of his unreleased ballad, “I Am Not OK” on Tuesday (May 21) during the Season 25 finale of The Voice. 

Standing in the center of the smoke-filled stage, Jelly Roll bared his soul through the vulnerable lyrics that offered a moving narrative about still having hope for the future even in the darkest of days. 

Jelly Roll; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Jelly Roll; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Offering Hope And Authenticity To The Audience

The live audience raised their hands and instinctively began swaying along to the smooth tune. His gritty vocals accentuated the passion behind each word he sang, painting a clear picture that this story is a direct reflection of Jelly Roll’s emotional life journey. He also extended his hand out to the audience on multiple occasions, in an attempt to give them the same hope that “it’s all gonna be alright.” 

“I am not OK, I’m barely getting by/ I’m losing track of days, I’m losing sleep at night/ I know I can’t be the only one who’s holding on for dear life/ But I know God knows, when it’s all said and done/ I am not OK, but it’s all gonna be alright/ It’s not OK, but we’re all gonna be alright,” he delivered among the gentle electric guitar strums and steady yet powerful drum beats.

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Thomas Rhett And Lainey Wilson Also Performed

Jelly Roll joined the star-studded lineup of artists who showcases their latest tunes or brand-new releases on The Voice stage in front of a live audience as well as this season’s panel of coaches – Reba McEntire, John Legend, Chance The Rapper and Dan + Shay. Other stars who performed during the end of the competition season include Lainey Wilson, Kate Hudson, The Black Keys, Muni Long, Thomas Rhett and more. 

Reba McEntire, Jelly Roll; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC
Reba McEntire, Jelly Roll; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

New Chapter Of Music Kicked Off At 2024 ACM Awards

“I Am Not OK” is set to appear on the Antioch, TN native’s forthcoming album, which will serve as a follow-up to his award-winning project of 2023, Whitsitt Chapel. While Jelly Roll saw great success with this collection of songs, he recently admitted to Country Now that he’s ready to move onto a new chapter of his career. 

He shared a preview of the next phase of his music during the 2024 ACM Awards when he debuted another brand-new song titled, “Liar.” Later on in the show, he claimed a win for Music Event of the Year with “Save Me” featuring Lainey Wilson, a song he had debuted on the same award show just one year prior. 

“I don’t want to get emotional talking about this, but ‘Save Me,’ me and Lainey debuted it here last year. It went on to be a number one record. It’s a triple platinum, I mean, it’s huge. [It] changed my life in every way,” he shared. “It was a big part of the Whitsitt Chapel era of that album and then we kind of get to debut another new song here. So it’s cool. It feels like it’s turning into, I hope, a cycle. Maybe I debut a song every ACM.”

Jelly Roll went on to say that he’s not quite sure how he wants to release his next set of music, but he teased that there are “a lot” of new songs brewing. 

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Beautifully Broken Tour Launches In August

Jelly Roll will embark on his biggest headline tour to date beginning August 27, 2024. The Beautifully Broken Tour kicks off in Salt Lake City, Utah, and runs through Sunday, October 27 when he will bring things to a close in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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.