Jelly Roll’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing En Route To CMT Music Awards

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On Thursday night (April 4), Jelly Roll and his wife Bunnie XO found themselves in a nerve-wracking situation as their plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

Despite the unexpected detour, their journey to the 2024 CMT Music Awards will not be canceled.

Jelly Roll, accompanied by his wife and crew, was aboard a private jet en route to Austin for Sunday night’s CMT Music Awards. Unfortunately, their plane had to make an emergency stop during their journey due to a “malfunction,” adding an unexpected twist to their travel plans.

Bunnie XO used social media to inform her followers about the incident and reassure them that everyone emerged unharmed.

“When the private jet you’re in just stopped mid air, turned around & said we had to emergency land because of a malfunction,” Bunnie wrote over the video.

Bunnie captioned her post: “CMT i swear we’re coming,” accompanied by a crying emoji.

An hour later, she revealed, “We landed but might have to get back on the same plane.”

See Bunnie’s video below.


CMT i swear we’re coming 😭 #jellyandbunnie

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Despite the setback, fans can anticipate Jelly Roll’s presence both as a presenter and performer at the 2024 CMT Music Awards.

Additionally, he stands out as one of this year’s most-nominated artists, securing nods in the Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, and CMT Performance of the Year categories, all for his track “Need A Favor,” which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November.

Be sure to tune in to the CMT Music Awards this Sunday, April 7th, streaming live on Paramount+, to discover if Jelly will take home the coveted awards!

In the meantime, you can watch Jelly’s unforgettable performance of “Need A Favor” at the 2023 CMT Awards if you scroll below!

Jelly also delivered some incredibly heartfelt acceptance speeches at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, where he emerged as the night’s big winner, taking home three awards.

Those wins marked a significant milestone in his country music journey as his first-ever awards.

“I love you all so much! I want you to know that I don’t know what you’re going through, and I don’t know what you’ve been through, but I know you can overcome it. I promise you, you can. You can be whatever you want to be. I promise you that. When God got something for you, nothing can get in the way away.”


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We’re hopeful that Jelly Roll has another fantastic awards show this year and garners the recognition he deserves!