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.