Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson are putting the bow on a monumental year of career highs with their hit “Save Me,” which has reached No. 1 on the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts.
The monster collaboration flew up the charts, marking Jelly Roll’s third consecutive chart-topping single in 2023 with “Son Of A Sinner” reaching that position in January, followed by “Need A Favor” in August. Written by Jelly (Jason DeFord), “Save Me” was released as part of his debut country album, Whitsitt Chapel.
The track marks Wilson’s sixth chart-topper and, with just a six-week gap since she last peaked at No.1 with “Watermelon Moonshine,” she now holds the Billboard chart history record for the shortest break between No. 1 singles by a female country artist.
2023 has been a career-defining year for both singer-songwriters as they each recently earned two Grammy nominations, including a joint nomination for the smash single in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category. In the general categories, Jelly Roll earned a Best New Artist nomination and Wilson’s Bell Bottom Country landed a nomination for Best Country Album.
Jelly is rolling right into the new year after earning a 2023 CMA Award for Best New Artist of the Year, recently wrapping his sold-out, 44-city “Backroad Baptism Tour” and celebrating multi-format success with “Need A Favor.” He’s currently spearheading Nashville’s largest toy drive through Dec. 15 with donation bins located at eight Walmart locations around the metro area.
Wilson has won five CMA Awards including the top honor of Entertainer of the Year, four ACM Awards, two CMT Music Awards, three People’s Choice Country Awards, completed a sold-out headlining tour and made her Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Lollapalooza debut. Fans can catch her closing out Hardy’s “The Mockingbird & The Crow Tour” and at her four sold-out “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” shows at NFR this month before she embarks on the “Country’s Cool Again Tour” and the “Lainey Wilson: Live” international tour in 2024.