Adding, yet again, another reason we love Jelly Roll to the list.
At the end of October, Jelly Roll announced he would be hosting (what he hoped would be) the largest toy drive in Nashville’s history. The “Save Me” star teamed up with a rocking list of partners to make this toy drive come to life, and it has been bigger than anyone ever imagined.
“What’s up Nashville and the surrounding areas? I am announcing the coolest thing I’ve ever announced. We are doing the biggest toy drive in Nashville history. We have partnered with Hasbro, we have partnered with Coca-Cola, we have partnered with Metro Nashville even.
This is the beginning of a lot more announcements to come. This is just day one of what will be the biggest partnered toy drive in Nashville history. I’m confident that we’re going to do it bigger than it’s ever been done.”
With the drive having just kicked off on November 1st in Antioch, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, Jelly Roll made a stop by the donation site over the weekend to play a free concert for those who donated.
While the seasons of giving just kicked off, Jelly Roll’s toy drive has already made a significant impact. When the star announced that he would be holding a concert on November 4th for those who donated to the drive, fans from far and wide drove to an Antioch Walmart to load up on toys to see Jelly Roll live in action.
NewsChannel 5 reported that fans drove all the way from Knoxville bearing donations and to see the country music superstar.
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Singing in front of his hometown crowd led to an exceptional performance from Jelly Roll.
“I grew up right about three minutes from here in a little area called Percy Priest Lake right here over the way.”
Clips from the concert show a PACKED parking lot, with fans belting out the words to each song that Jelly Roll sang. Kudos to Jelly Roll for finding a way to get people to give back to a greater cause.
Someone even proposed in the middle of the set to “Save Me.”
“That’s my kind of white trash love story. A Jelly Roll show in a Walmart parking lot. That is awesome!”
If you want to donate, donations are being accepted through December 15th at Walmart stores across the Nashville area. Check out what stores are accepting donations in the below Instagram post.