Jelly Roll has been inspiring people inside and outside of the music business with his incredible story of a life spent in trouble, in jail, and now in his newest role as country superstar. His ability to inspire, motivate and guide has led him to a new gig in 2024.
Announced this week, JR will take on the role as a mentor on Season 22 of "American Idol." It's not Jelly's first time on the show; last season he appeared on the finale with Lainey Wilson to perform "Save Me." He also performed “Need a Favor” with contestant Oliver Steele.
Both JR and the official "American Idol" Instagram account posted the announcement, which garnered a response from former "AI" champ Scotty McCreery, who commented, "He will be an awesome mentor." And Steele also chimed in, saying "I can say from experience, this man is an excellent mentor!!!" The new season begins February 18 at 8 p.m. PT/ET on ABC.