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Jelly Roll Reveals He’s ‘Still Campaigning’ for His Dream Duet Partner

During his career, four-time Billboard Country Airplay chart-topper Jelly Roll has already notched some top-shelf collaborations with artists ranging from Lainey Wilson (their hit song “Save Me”) to Jessie Murph (“Wild Ones”) and even Eminem (a recent surprise duet of “Sing for the Moment”).

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While speaking with Good Morning America during CMA Fest in Nashville over the weekend, Jelly Roll said he still has several artists on his collaboration bucket list, including Miley Cyrus and James Taylor. However, he was profuse in his admiration and desire to collaborate with one country music superstar in particular.

“I still wanna record a song with Garth Brooks,” Jelly Roll said. “I’m still campaigning, like, don’t let my career end without me and Garth getting one in. Even if we just sung one together in a show, like, just anything with Garth, you know what I mean?”

Jelly Roll then added, “Garth, we know each other. I love you.”

The “Son of a Sinner” singer first met Brooks last year, during the Academy of Country Music Awards, leading to a memorable moment when Jelly Roll shook Brooks’ hand and hugged him, but also picked up the two-time Grammy winner in the process.

“When you get too excited seeing your hero so you pick him up,” Jelly Roll captioned a video of the moment on TikTok.

During the GMA interview, Jelly Roll, the reigning CMA new artist of the year, also noted the importance of being open about dreams and ambitions. “You just gotta ask for it, man, that’s what I’ve learned. If you’re just honest with people about what you want, sometimes it happens.”

Jelly Roll realized another long-held dream on Saturday (June 8) when the Antioch, Tenn., native headlined his first set at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, performing songs including “Son of a Sinner,” “Save Me” and a new song, “I Am Not OK.”

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