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Jelly Roll turned up the heat at Rodeo Houston on Wednesday, March 6, in what many are calling a must-see performance of the season. Marking his first-ever appearance at the legendary rodeo, the genre-bending artist delivered a high-octane set to a record-breaking crowd of nearly 74,000 fans.

The energy crackled from the opening notes as Jelly Roll launched into his hit “Halfway to Hell,” complete with awe-inspiring pyrotechnics that set the tone for the night. The crowd roared with approval, excited to witness the rapper-turned-country star on the iconic rotating stage.

Throughout the set, Jelly Roll’s emotions were palpable. After delivering a powerful rendition of the Alabama classic, “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band),” he took a moment to soak in the electrifying atmosphere.

“This is a dream come true for us,” he yelled, his voice brimming with gratitude. “And this is officially the biggest show of my entire life!”

The excitement only intensified when Jelly Roll brought out a surprise guest – Texas native and country music superstar Cody Johnson. The duo treated the audience to a live performance of their collaborative track, “Whiskey Bent,” marking the first time the song had been performed live.

Jelly Roll further showcased his musical versatility with a unique medley of rap covers. He seamlessly weaved together iconic tracks like “Boyz-in-the-Hood,” “Lose Yourself,” “Ms. Jackson” and “Just a Friend,” proving his ability to captivate audiences across genres.

The anticipation for the closing song hung heavy in the air. Jelly Roll didn’t disappoint. He closed out the unforgettable night with a heartfelt rendition of his hit ballad, “Save Me,” leaving the audience with a powerful and emotional resonance long after the final chord.

By the end of the night, Jelly Roll had not only cemented his place as a major force in country music, but he delivered a performance for the ages at Rodeo Houston. The record-breaking crowd, the electrifying energy and the surprise guest appearance all combined to create a night that Rodeo attendees won’t soon forget.


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