Jelly Roll Will Go ‘Phoneless For The Rest of The Year’
Jelly Roll and his band wrapped his “Backroad Baptism Tour” in Tampa this week. He expressed his gratitude and thoughts about the trek on Instagram.
Jelly posted a photo of himself looking down as if he’s in deep thought. He wrote in the lengthy post, “Just finished headlining my first amphitheater and arena tour, 80 days averaging 5 shows a week—3 national TV appearances in the middle of it. We also visited over 10 jails or Juveniles and, over 4 rehabs, and a few homeless shelters spreading the love..Live Nation, and we also agreed to give ONE DOLLAR a ticket to charity, raised another 590k for local at-risk youth.”
He continued, “I never even dreamed this would be possible. 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.’ – 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. 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.”
Jelly concluded, “I am home and fighting a cold; 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.”
Many fans reacted to the post, which was liked over 50,000 times. One fan gushed, “Spread the love, Jelly, world needs it.” Another fan wrote, “You are an inspiration (heart emoji).”