Jelly Rolly Wins Big at CMT Awards; Thanks Country Radio and Fans in Emotional Speech

Jelly Roll was the big winner at the CMT Music Awards. He picked up three trophies — Best Male Video of the YearBreakthrough Male Video of the Year and CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year, all for his chart-topper “Son of a Sinner.”

The singer was visibly emotional during his acceptance speech saying, “Mama, I know you’re out there watching. Mama, look at your baby boy.”

“I wanna thank country radio for accepting me, knowing who I was. I wanna thank the country community for standing behind me…” he continued. “I hope y’all give me a second here. I’m a little emotional. I started drinking. I didn’t think I was gonna win again. It may have looked like it was only 30 yards, but it took me 39 years to walk from there to here.”

He shared with fans, “I don’t know where you’ve been and I don’t know what you’re going through, but you can overcome it. I know you can.”

Jelly Roll also performed during the broadcast, taking the stage to sing his new song “Need a Favor.”

Lainey Wilson also won big during the show taking home two awards: Female Video of the Year for her new number-one hit “Heart Like a Truck,” and Collaborative Video of the Year with Hardy for “Wait in the Truck.”


Video of the Year – Kane and Katelyn Brown – “Thank God”

Best Male Video of the Year –  Jelly Roll – “Son of a Sinner”

Performance Video of the Year – Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)

Female Video of the Year – Lainey Wilson – “Heart Like a Truck”

Group/Duo Video of the Year – Zac Brown Band – “Out in the Middle

CMT Equal Play Award – Shania Twain

Breakthrough Male Video of the Year – Jelly Roll – “Son of a Sinner”

Breakthrough Female Video of the Year – Megan Moroney – “Tennessee Orange”

Best Collaborative Video – Hardy featuring Lainey Wilson – “Wait in the Truck”

CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year – Jelly Roll – “Son of a Sinner” (from CMT All Access)