Jelly Roll Brought A Vietnam Veteran Backstage & Talked To Him For An Hour After Spotting Him In The Crowd At His Show

Jelly Roll

Is there a nicer guy on the planet than Jelly Roll?

With the rapper-turned-country star, what you see is what you get. And what you get is one of the most humble, genuine dudes in a country music industry that’s often full of people who are…well, not like that.

But with Jelly Roll, this is the perfect example of the kind of guy that he is.

If you remember back to last year, during a performance at 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.”

@yambiibambii This man is the best!! He doesnt care about the fame he cares about his people and he proces that to 15 thousand people! You have saved so many people we all lit up the room friday night! @Jelly Roll @Bunnie Xo 🪄 dont ever let that man go!! #veterans #lasvegastiktok #nevada #mgmgrandgardenarena #jellyroll #fyp #sonofasinner #saveme ♬ original sound – Amber Lynn

But as it turns out, that wasn’t the end of the story.

While speaking with Us Weekly about his favorite fan interactions, Jelly Roll recalled this particular man – and revealed that he actually spoke to him after the show:

“Last year in Las Vegas there was a veteran in his 70s with his wife – I knew he was a veteran because the hat he was wearing said so, he was very proud.

Seeing that man and his wife enjoy the concert was one of the most surreal moments of tour – I was proud to have him as a fan. I asked security to bring him backstage and we talked for close to an hour – it really meant a lot to me.”

You love to see it. Recognizing the men and women who keep us free. Just another example of Jelly Roll’s big ol’ heart.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock