Jelly Roll Performs Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” For Inmates In His Former Cell Block

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There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it: Jelly Roll has a big old heart.

In the midst of the wild career spike he’s experienced over the past few years, including his killer country “debut” album, Whitsitt Chapel, he’s never stopped doing what he can to support the causes that mean the most to him.

At the end of last year, he donated every single dollar from a sold out show in Bridgestone Arena to the Juvenile Detention Center he served time in growing up.

But that’s not the only thing he’s done to support those who are in the same position he used to be in.

Jelly Roll, real name Jason DeFord, put on a concert for inmates at the prison he was once at, and my goodness I didn’t know something like this would get me emotional, but here we are.

The first video shows Jelly, Brantley Gilbert, and Struggle Jennings (step-grandson of Waylon) going to visit inmates in Jelly Roll’s old cell block, and while they were there, in a second video, Jelly hopped on the mic and put on a show for those currently there.

@againstthegrain_ent Pt. 1 of Jellyroll, ACal, Struggle Jennings, and Brantley Gilbert visiting Jellyrolls old cell block to perform for inmates. #jellyroll #sonofasinner #nashville #creeksquad #countryrap #countryrapper ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

I mean, these people were fired up, everyone standing up and clapping along as he lays down the most fitting song for the occasion, Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”.

You have to think that one hit pretty damn good for those guys…

Big shoutout to Jelly Roll for not letting the spotlight change him. He really seems like a caring, good dude, and he’s been putting out some damn good music lately.

Keep doing your thing, Jelly. We’re rooting for you big time here.

@againstthegrain_ent The stuff Jellyroll does for his community is insane. A true inspiration, honestly. #jellyroll #sonofasinner #nashville #acal #creeksquad #countryrap ♬ Stuck In The Middle – Tai Verdes

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock