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Jelly Roll embraces role in country music revolution after overcoming addiction and prison time

Jelly Roll is taking the reins of country music years after fighting through addiction issues.

The “Son of a Sinner” singer, whose full name is Jason Bradley DeFord, is unlike many artists who came before him. He grew up writing poetry in the suburbs of Nashville, and credits Johnny Cash, Bob Seger and James Taylor as musical influences, in addition to Three 6 Mafia and the hip-hop duo, UGK.

Jelly Roll’s sudden success in the industry, though, is due in part to being in a group of what he calls “where-they-are-in-their-life-right-now songwriters,” which includes Zach Bryan and Oliver Anthony.

“We’re not the best singers, you know what I mean? We’re a long way from the beautiful voices of Chris Stapleton or Chris Young,” he told the Los Angeles Times. 

Tracy Wright is an entertainment reporter for Fox News Digital. Send story tips to Tracy.Wright@fox.com.

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