During a show the other night, Jelly Roll was busting out his cover of Toby Keith’s beloved “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” and the crowd was loving it.
While Jelly Roll is having a moment of pure bliss, enjoying the crowd feeding off his energy while on stage, a fan tosses something at him.
Now, I know this trend of throwing items at artists has to stop… but this one might be an exception.
While he is mid-verse, Jelly Roll leans down to the stage to pick up a baggie that was tossed up on the stage. As he picked it up and held it up to inspect, it was easily identifiable… it was a little marijuana.
Jelly Roll smiles big, continues the song, and then stashes the baggie with weed into his pocket.
There are definitely worse things to have been thrown on stage…
Country music fans do bring the best gifts… now the real question is, what state do we think this happened in?
Jelly Roll Stops Show To Recognize Vietnam Veteran
That Jelly Roll’s got a big ol’ heart.
The rapper-turned-country star has quickly become one of the biggest names in country music, not only for his songs like #1 hits “Son Of A Sinner” and “Need A Favor,” but also for his incredible kindness and generosity both on and off the stage.
Jelly Roll, whose real name is Jason DeFord, has been open about his past struggles, which includes spending much of his youth in and out of jail. And since becoming a superstar, he’s constantly doing his best to give back to his community, whether it’s performing for inmates or putting on private shows for fans with terminal cancer.
Just recently, Jelly Roll also joined comedian Theo Von in pledging to donate $10,000 to support the victims of the recent wildfires in Maui.
And he once again showed off that kindness and generosity at a recent show when he spotted an American hero in the crowd.
During a performance at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on his sold-out Backroad Baptism Tour, Jelly Roll spotted a man in the front of the crowd wearing a Vietnam Veteran hat, and took a minute to recognize the gentleman for his service to our country:
“This gentleman right here has got a Vietnam Veteran hat on. He has been standing right here and rocking with me all night long.
I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you and your service, sir. Thank you so much.”
He then made a promise to the veteran that he had a free ticket to any Jelly Roll concert he ever wanted to attend:
“I hope you enjoyed the hell out of the night. And I promise you this, you’ll never buy another ticket to my show. I wanna get my people with you. You’re welcome forever. Thank you.”
Recognizing the men and women who keep us free. Just another example of Jelly Roll’s big ol’ heart.
Jelly Roll Announces Headlining ‘Backroad Baptism Tour’
It’s no secret that Jelly Roll has quickly become one of the most recognizable names in all of mainstream country music.
With his smash hit singles like “Son Of A Sinner” and “Save Me,” his unique style and distinct appearance has turned himself into a walking sensation.
On top of that, he dominated Billboard’s Emerging Artist chart for a record breaking 25 consecutive weeks.
Needless to say, the lyrics in his songs bring a sense of relatability to so many fans across the country, and his compelling background has thrusted him into the spotlight.
With that being said, Jelly Roll is kicking off 2023 with a ton of momentum after announcing his 44-city headlining arena tour, the North American Backroad Baptism Tour.
The tour kicks off on Friday, July 28th at the Bankplus Amphitheater in Southaven, Mississippi, and rounds out on Saturday, October 14th, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida.
Jelly Roll is also bringing a ton of star up and comers and familiar faces along with him, including the likes of Ashley McBryde, Caitlynne Curtis, Chase Rice, Elle King, Merkules, Struggle Jennings, Three 6 Mafia, Yelawolf, and Josh Adam Meyers.
He’ll also be opening select dates for Eric Church later this year.
Check and see if they’re stopping at a city near you:
JELLY ROLL BACKROAD BAPTISM TOUR DATES:
Fri Jul 28 — Southaven, MS — BankPlus Amphitheater*
Sat Jul 29 — Alpharetta, GA — Ameris Bank Amphitheater*
Sun Jul 30 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater*
Tue Aug 01 — Huntsville, AL — Orion Amphitheater*
Thu Aug 03 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater+
Fri Aug 04 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center!
Sat Aug 05 — Bangor, ME — Maine Savings Amphitheater!
Tue Aug 08 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion!
Wed Aug 09 — Bridgeport, CT — Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*
Fri Aug 11 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live>
Sat Aug 12 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach>
Tue Aug 15 — Burgettstown, PA — The Pavilion at Star Lake<
Thu Aug 17 — Clarkston, MI — Pine Knob Music Theater<
Fri Aug 18 — Milwaukee, WI — American Family Insurance Amphitheater<
Sat Aug 19 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre>
Tue Aug 22 — Evansville, IN — Ford Center*
Thu Aug 24 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP*
Fri Aug 25 — Omaha, NE — CHI Health Center>
Sat Aug 26 — Kansas City, MO — T-Mobile Center>
Tue Aug 29 — Lubbock, TX — United Supermarket Arena#
Wed Aug 30 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater#
Fri Sep 01 — Las Vegas, NV — MGM Grand Garden Arena#
Sat Sep 02 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre#
Sun Sep 03 — Greenwood Village, CO — Fiddler’s Green<~
Tue Sep 05 —Rapid City, SD — Summit Arena at The Monument*
Wed Sep 06 — Bozeman, MT — Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*
Tue Sep 12 — Bend, OR — Hayden Homes Amphitheater *
Thu Sep 14 — Concord, CA — Concord Pavilion$
Fri Sep 15 — Bakersfield, CA — Mechanics Bank Arena$
Tue Sept 19 — Oklahoma City, OK — Paycom Center>
Thu Sep 21 — Austin, TX — Germania Insurance Amphitheater>
Fri Sep 22 — Houston, TX — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^$
Sat Sep 23 — Dallas, TX — Dos Equis Pavilion$
Tue Sep 26 — Tupelo, MS — Cadence Bank Arena*
Thu Sep 28 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center!
Fri Sep 29 — Indianapolis, IN — Ruoff Music Center!
Sat Sep 30 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center&
Tue Oct 03 — Charleston, WV — Charleston Coliseum*
Thu Oct 05 — Wilmington, NC — Live Oak Bank Pavilion*
Fri Oct 06 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum<
Tue Oct 10 — Lexington, KY — Rupp Arena< Thu Oct 12 Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Wellness Arena#
Fri Oct 13 — Jacksonville, FL — VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena#
Sat Oct 14 — Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre# ^
*With Support from Struggle Jennings, Caitlynne Curtis, & Josh Adam Meyers
+With Support from Merkules, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers !With Support from Elle King, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers
>With Support from Ashley McBryde, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers
#With Support from Chase Rice, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers
$With Support from Three 6 Mafia, Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers
&With Support from Struggle Jennings, & Josh Adam Meyers
Additional Live Performances:
Fri Sep 08 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater – Support for Eric Church
Sat Sep 09 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre – Support for Eric Church
Sun Sep 10 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre – Support for Eric Church
Sat Sep 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre – Support for Eric Church