Monday, February 19, 2024

People's Choice Awards Winners



Lainey Wilson arrives to the 2024 People's Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar on February 18, 2024 in Santa Monica, California. --  (Photo by Rich Polk/NBC via Getty Images)
(February 19, 2024 - Nashville, Tenn.) - Broadcasted live from Santa Monica on NBC, Peacock and E!, Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll would each capture top honors in the country categories winning "The Female Country Artist of the Year" and "The Male Country Artist of the Year" at the 2024 People's Choice Awards.

Stoney Creek/BMG Nashville's Jelly Roll shared the following remarks in a social post HERE regarding his win for "The Male Country Artist of the Year." "It's absolutely incredible. Thank you to the fans that voted. Thank you for putting it all over the internet. Thank you for putting it all over your social media, TikTok. Y'all were sharing it for us. That's what y'all have done every single time for me, my entire career. You've never let me down, and I pray I keep making the kind of music that never lets you down. Thank y'all."

Broken Bow Records/BMG Nashville's Lainey Wilson was the first artist to take the performance stage in the ceremony delivering a medley of her #1 hits "Things A Man Oughta Know," "Heart Like a Truck" and "Watermelon Moonshine" alongside her latest release "Country's Cool Again," a track that serves as the title for her US domestic tour kicking off on May 31. View the performance below. 

She would follow that performance with a win for "The Female Country Artist of The Year," an award that was presented by Natasha Bedingfield, Glen Powell & Sydney Sweeney. In her acceptance speech, Lainey said, "These last couple weeks have been crazy. I am so proud of country music right now. I am so proud to be a part of this generation of country music. I feel like everybody looks different and sounds different and has a different story and comes from different walks of life. It truly is the story telling in country music that keeps drawing people to it. Thank y'all so much for letting me tell my story and somehow finding your story within the lyrics, within the melodies, within the guitar riffs, whatever it is. Country music makes you feel at home and I think everybody wants to feel at home. I am so proud of it right now. Thank you to my momma, my daddy, my family, my hometown, my team, Mandelyn, I love you so much. Duck, I love you back there. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I could not do this without him guiding me every single step of the way. But also, I want to thank the fans. I am telling you right now I couldn't do this without y'all. My wild horses, y'all keep showing up and I'll keep showing up, too." 
Lainey Wilson accepting the 2024 People's Choice Award for "The Female Artist of the Year."
Lainey Wilson performing a medley of her #1 hits "Things A Man Oughta Know," "Heart Like A Truck," and "Watermelon Moonshine" in addition to her latest "Country's Cool Again," a track that serves as the namesake of her 2024 US Tour. 
About Lainey Wilson:
® award winning, prolific singer-songwriter, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm and praise of the industry. Critically acclaimed and touted as ‘Entertainer of the Year,’ the Louisiana native has made a name for herself as one of music’s hottest and most sought-after artists of this generation. Nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams in Nashville, she earned her first PLATINUM certified song, and won over legions of fans across the globe with her signature sound and aesthetic, blending traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare. Wilson, with six No.1 songs to date, has become the lead female artist with the most No.1’s this decade along with two GRAMMY® nominations. Making her acting debut in Season 5 of Paramount’s smash hit series Yellowstone, Wilson has become a triple-threat in the industry, claiming the roles of singer, songwriter, and actress.

About Jelly Roll
Nashville native singer/songwriter Jelly Roll (Jason DeFord) recently debuted Top 3 on the Billboard 200 All Genre Chart and #2 on the Top Country Album charts with his debut Country Album, Whitsitt Chapel (released June 2nd, 2023) - earning the biggest Country debut album in Billboard Consumption Chart history. Following his sweep at the 2023 CMT Music Awards where he earned three awards to become the most awarded artist of the night, the Billboard Country Power List Cover star and “country’s ‘most authentic’ new artist” (The New Yorker) recently received Billboard’s 2023 Breakthrough Award. “One of Nashville’s fastest rising stars” (The New York Times), Jelly was an 8X nominee and 4X winner at the People’s Choice Country Awards and was the most nominated male at the 2023 CMA Awards, with five total nominations capturing his first CMA Award for "New Artist of the Year." That same week he would acheieve a new miletone in his career when he was nominated for two GRAMMY® awards --- Best New Artist 
and Country Duo/Group Performance” for “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson. His hit single “Save Me” — a confessional, vulnerable expression of self-doubt— set the stage for his new season of life and took him to new heights, has more than 200 million views on YouTube and Platinum certification from the RIAA.  Jelly debuted the song along with Lainey Wilson at the 2023 ACM Awards on the heels of his 28-week reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. “Save Me” became his third consecutive #1 single in 2023 following his multi-week #1 hits on Country and Rock radio, “Need A Favor” and “Son of A Sinner.”

Having just wrapped his sold-out 55-city 2023 Backroad Baptism Arena Tour and celebrated multi-format success with "Need a Favor" inside the Top 10 on Hot AC and Top 25 on Top 40, Jelly Roll continues to resonate with fans on a global scale and earn numerous industry milestones - from playing his sold-out hometown show for 18,000 fans at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to sold-out dates at the Ryman Auditorium and the release of his critically acclaimed Hulu documentary produced by ABC News, “Save Me.” Featured by NightlineGMAGMA3, The New York TimesThe TennesseanBillboardVarietyAmerican SongwriterCMT and more, his self-built, unconventional industry rise and unique fan connection has garnered praise from numerous outlets, with Variety noting, “for everyone who’s facing the same struggles, Jelly Roll is their Springsteen,” and American Songwriter echoing, “with a string of accolades and an extremely dedicated following, Jelly Roll has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.”