Two of country’s biggest stars right now on one stage.
Jelly Roll has become one of the hottest names in country music, especially since the release of his debut country album Whitsitt Chapel. The rapper-turned-country star has been hitting the road on his Backroad Baptism tour and drawing sellout crowds all across the country.
But recently he joined another country superstar, Eric Church, for a couple of dates on his latest tour.
Church is wrapping up his Outsiders Revival tour, the first-ever amphitheater tour for the seasoned veteran and one of country music’s biggest stars.
The current tour has been unlike any Chief has ever done, featuring some of the biggest independent and up-and-coming acts as openers, names like Lainey Wilson, Muscadine Bloodline, Cody Jinks, Whiskey Myers, and Red Clay Strays.
And of course, Jelly Roll.
The pair hit the road together for three shows this month, in Portland, Phoenix, and George, Washington. And during his set, Eric Church brought Jelly Roll back out onstage to join him for an epic duet of one of Chief’s biggest hits, “Homeboy.”
The song from Church’s 2011 album Chief seems like the perfect collaboration with Jelly Roll, whose story about growing up in Antioch, Tennessee just outside of Nashville and spending much of his life in and out of jail for selling drugs parallels the story in the song about a small-town boy who lost his way as his community begs him to get back to his roots.
After performing the song, Jelly Roll tweeted his appreciation for getting the opportunity to share the stage with one of his musical heroes:
Got to open a show up for the living legend Eric Church and it was special . Thank y’all – headed down to do 2 nights at the Gorge- blessed