Jelly Roll Wraps Up Backroad Baptism Tour: ‘I Never Even Dreamed This Would Be Possible’

Jelly Roll‘s first massive headlining tour is officially history. The Nashville native has wrapped up his Backroad Baptism Tour, where he not only performed in front of sold-out crowds night after night, but also worked tirelessly to help others, many in a situation he once was in, who are struggling day to day

“Just finished headlining my first amphitheater and arena tour,” Jelly Roll writes on social media. “80 days averaging five shows a week. Three national TV appearances in the middle of it. We also visited over ten jails or juveniles and over four rehabs, and a few homeless shelters spreading the love..Live Nation and us also agreed to give ONE DOLLAR a ticket to charity, raised another 590,000 for local at-risk youth.

“I never even dreamed this would be possible,” he continued. “My gratitude is at an all-time high. I got emotional every night on stage — seeing the impact of these songs. Seeing people laughing, dancing, crying together was something I’ll never forget. Over 50 cities were impacted by the ‘Backroad Baptism Tour.'”

Just finished headlining my first amphitheater and arena tour. 80 days averaging 5 shows a week. 3 national TV…

Posted by Jelly Roll on Wednesday, October 18, 2023


Jelly Roll used music as a way to escape his often-troubled childhood, as he dealt with untreated mental health issues. Even his biggest dreams in no way included the life he now lives, as one of the most successful reigning country music hitmakers.

“To be completely candid, when I started writing songs when I was a kid I did it as a means of therapy and way of connection,” Jelly Roll says. “I never in my wildest imagination would’ve thought that it could’ve ended up in arenas. I’m learning to be fearless and dream bigger, because my plans were small compared to the plans God had for me.”

The 38-year-old concluded by saying he was spending the rest of the year with his wife, Bunnie, and his two children, while he focused on another end-of-year charitable endeavor.

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“I am home and fighting a cold,” he said. “The road ran me down pretty bad this time. I’m going to get rid of my phone again and go phoneless for the rest of the year to focus on family, and try to be as present as possible for my family. I’ll be posting when I can from the iPad or my wife’s phone. Thank y’all for the most incredible tour … now let’s focus on creating the biggest toy drive in Nashville history. Stay tuned for details coming soon… Love y’all – ALWAYS.”

Jelly Roll recently won four People’s Choice Country Awards, including for Male Artist of the Year. He is also nominated for five CMA Awards, In addition to his own tour dates next year, Jelly Roll will also join Morgan Wallen on his 2024 One Night At A Time World Tour.

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