Jelly Roll Spills on His Most ‘Frivolous Habit’ Since Becoming Famous

Jelly Roll‘s hard-fought journey from prison inmate to Billboard chart-topper is well-known, and was even the focus of the Hulu documentary Jelly Roll: Save Me. Onstage and in interviews, he is unfiltered and down-to-earth in relating to his audience and sharing his story.

But now with three No. 1 Country Airplay hits to his credit, Grammy nominations, his hit album Whitsitt Chapel, and his 44-city Backroad Baptism Tour in 2023, Jelly Roll opens up about one thing he’s splurged on, which he calls a “frivolous habit” — and it involves socks.

Speaking with Audacy’s Sabrina from Queens, Jelly Roll said, “Don’t judge me for this, y’all. I promise I grew up very humble, but I only wear socks once. I buy socks in bulk…it’s the most frivolous thing I’ve done with my success. I’m sorry, I hope I didn’t let nobody down with that but when you’re fat, you can’t have stinky feet too, so you gotta have fresh socks!”

Leading up to the Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday (streaming on Prime Video), Jelly Roll is celebrating his first year of being nominated. His name is there in the categories of male artist of the year, music event of the year (for “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson), single of the year (“Need a Favor”) and the night’s biggest honor, entertainer of the year.

“The entertainer of the year [nomination], that’s crazy talk,” Jelly Roll told Audacy’s Katie Neal. “I just couldn’t wrap my head around being nominated four times. Before I even seen what the four noms were, I seen the stat that it was the first time someone went from zero nominations to EOTY nomination since Billy Ray Cyrus in 1993.”

The ACM Awards will take place at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas on Thursday night and will be hosted by Reba McEntire.

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