A teaser came out today (5/23) for Jelly Roll’s upcoming ABC documentary, which will air on Hulu starting May 30. Jelly partly says in the teaser, “I feel I owe it to my people to give them hope.”
Jelly also talked about going to jail as a teenager and addiction and mental health problems in the new documentary. He noted in the trailer, “I came out of jail with a plan; I was going to put every ounce of energy into music.”
According to an ABC statement, “The film includes never-before-seen tour footage and interviews with the musician and those closest to him, revealing a raw and unflinching artist, incarcerated as a teen and adult, now using the power of his platform to raise awareness and funds for at-risk youth across the country.”
Jelly posted the new trailer on his Instagram, writing, “Jelly Roll: Save Me, an unvarnished and inspiring documentary by @abcnewsstudios about @JellyRoll615’s life, comes out May 30, only on @Hulu #JellyRollDoc.”
Many fans reacted to the trailer and the post, with one fan commenting, “You are an inspiration & thank you for sharing your music with us!” Another fan said, “I’m not crying. You’re crying watching this! I’m going to make my clients watch this documentary. Faith in God, Resilience, strength, and hope! Love you, Jelly Roll! Respect.” One more fan wrote, “So sick, what an incredible story.”
See that post and the trailer here.
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Jelly recently revealed his new album’s name, date, and album cover. The album is called Whitsitt Chapel and will be released on June 2.
The album is titled after the church Jelly attended in his native Antioch, Tennessee ( a suburb of Nashville). Dubbed his debut full-length country project, the new work features 13 tracks, including his current single, “Need A Favor.”
Recently, Jelly Roll teased the announcement with images of Whitsitt Chapel’s outdoor sign featuring song lyrics from the album.
Jelly Roll said in a statement, “This album is about growth and gratitude happening in my life. I wanted to create a project that felt hopeful. I believe the worst feeling a person can have is feeling hopeless or worthless. This is therapeutic music. Real music for real people with real problems.”