Jelly Roll Brought A 12-Year-Old Kid On Stage To Perform “Son Of The Dirty South” & He CRUSHED It

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Atta boy.

Getting to go up on stage and perform with your favorite artist is a bucket list item for many music fans, and this 12-year-old is getting to check it off pretty early on his life.

Jelly Roll was performing and saw that the young kid had a cardboard sign saying he could sing Roll’s verse in the Brantley Gilbert song “Son of the Dirty South.” Whether or not that song was in the set list that night, Jelly saw the sign and decided to give the kid a chance, and boy oh boy… did he capitalize on it.

Now, one could have a discussion about whether or not a 12-year-old show know the lyrics to the song, but clearly this kid is connected to the song in some way if he knows it by heart like this. So, instead of debating whether or not he should know it, how about we instead just appreciate that he absolutely crushed it.

Jelly decided to take Gilbert’s lines in the song, and when it got to the first verse that was meant for Roll in the original song, the 12-year-old got right into it and busted out the lines like he wrote them himself:

“Ol’ school ass whippin’
Come from the bottom nothin’ is a problem
Say get ‘em, I got ‘em, I promise
My roots are blue-collar
Them boys from the holler
Do anything that they can just for a dollar

Pit bulls in the yard
Broken down cars
I’m like f**k it, I’m high
I pull up trailer park pimpin’
With a double-wide dime”

Jelly takes the chorus once again, with the 12-year-old kid seemingly knowing all of the words to that as well. Once it gets to the Roll’s second, and arguably more profane verse, the kid fires back up and doesn’t miss a single word performing in front of thousands of people.

Just an unbelievable showing.

I’d even venture to say that Jelly Roll might need to look into bringing him on full time as an opener, or at least get the kid featured in a song in the near future.

Take a look:

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