Jelly Roll Shares How Lainey Wilson's Perspective Revamped 'Save Me'

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Jelly Roll praised Lainey Wilson for her power to “help so many more people” by lending her voice to a reimagined version of “Save Me,” the duo’s smash-hit collaboration that appeared on Jelly Roll’s latest full-length album. The Nashville, Tennessee-born artist shared a lengthy “appreciation post” for Wilson on Instagram on Monday (October 30).

“I could not have picked a better person to reimagine this song with,” Jelly Roll wrote. “I always knew that Save Me helped people BUT I always knew there was so many people in the world that had not heard it yet but needed to hear it cause it could help so many more people.”

Jelly Roll continued, writing that Wilson was the “perfect voice” to join him on the duet, and listeners “can hear (Wilson’s) heart and desire to help heal in your voice,” the tribute reads. “A friend of mine named Krista once said to me ‘I heard save me a thousand times , and always felt it , but it never cut me deeper than when I heard it from the woman’s perspective’ and that’s what you do every day of life , you inspire women and make them feel heard and seen. You are of the best humans I’ve ever encountered.

“You’re anchored and surrounded by the love for your family and your commitment to helping others,” he continued. “This is more than a featured song, this is a fellowship. Bunnie [Jelly Roll’s wife] and I think the world of you and Duck [Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges, former football player and Wilson’s boyfriend]. Tell your mom and dad thanks for being so sweet to me everytime they see me . Love you. We have one of the fastest growing singles on country radio right now and I couldn’t be more proud of what the songs stands for and who I got to sing it with 🙏.”

“Save Me” was one of 13 tracks that appeared on Whitsitt Chapel, named after the hometown church Jelly Roll attended while growing up in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville. The project also includes “Halfway To Hell,” “The Lost,” “Need A Favor” and other highlights. Jelly Roll previously described Whitsitt Chapel as a collection of “therapeutic music” that feels “hopeful.” Listen to “Save Me” again here: