Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. (
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Jelly Roll Praises Lainey Wilson: 'One of the Best Voices in Country Music'

Jelly Roll's in awe of Lainey Wilson.

During a video interview with Pure Country Radio, Jelly Roll spoke glowingly about "Save Me" duet partner Lainey Wilson, whom he praised for having "one of the best voices in country music."

"It was a no-brainer," Jelly Roll said of working with Wilson. "Lainey's like a sister. I think she's got one of the best voices in country music, and we're already friends so it was just such an easy collab. Now, admittedly, what I didn't think about at the exact time, the first thought was just like, 'Man, wouldn't this be cool to do a real duet?' But I didn't realize how much of an impact the song was going to have on me when I heard it from the perspective of a woman."

Jelly Roll stressed that the song seems to connect deeper with listeners than his past solo recording.

"I tell Lainey all the time, she's like, 'This song is doing incredible.' And I was like, 'It has nothing to do with me, Lainey.' I've already put this song out," he said. "I was like, 'People are hearing this from the perspective of a woman right now, and it's putting a whole different energy into the universe from this song.' You know what I mean?'"

He also shared that Wilson's involvement in his career's doubly special because she's so busy, between Yellowstone and her own spot in country music.

"She's coming off the biggest TV show on Earth," he explained. "You know what I mean? Everything about it. She had a thousand reasons not to do it and one reason to do it, and that was liking me, you know what I'm saying? And she picked the one over the thousand. That's who Lainey Wilson is."

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