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BMI Celebrates No. 1 Hit, “Dead Man Walking” by Jelly Roll

Posted in News on August 15, 2022
Pictured (L-R) are Riser House’s Brandon Perdue, SESAC’s Lydia Schultz, BMI’s Shannon Sanders and Clay Bradley. Sony ATV’s Tom Luteran, songwriters Michael Whitworth, David Ray Stevens, Jelly Roll and Andrew Baylis with BBR’s Jon Loba.
Pictured (L-R) are Riser House’s Brandon Perdue, SESAC’s Lydia Schultz, BMI’s Shannon Sanders and Clay Bradley. Sony ATV’s Tom Luteran, songwriters Michael Whitworth, David Ray Stevens, Jelly Roll and Andrew Baylis with BBR’s Jon Loba. Photo: Steve Lowry for BMI

BMI’s Music Row office welcomed friends, family, and industry tastemakers to celebrate “Dead Man Walking,” the first No.1 for Nashville-based, multi-genre act, Jelly Roll. The party, hosted by BMI and SESAC, paid tribute to the artist and his co-writers Michael Whitworth, Andrew Baylis, and David Ray Stevens - all of whom experienced their first chart topper. “Dead Man Walking” hit the top of the Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart and spent 2 weeks there. The smash, produced by co-writer Andrew Baylis, appears on Jelly Roll’s 10-track album, Ballads of the Broken, which highlights the Nashville native’s personal struggles. In addition to his first chart topping rock hit, his latest single, “Son of a Sinner,” is climbing the Country Airplay charts, making him the first artist to top the Active Rock charts while also having a Top 30 single at Country radio.

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