Jelly Roll Honors Toby Keith With Performance Of “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”

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While RodeoHouston marked a significant moment in Jelly Roll’s career, he made sure to pause and pay tribute to the country music icons who helped shape the genre.

Jelly Roll Honors Toby Keith One Month After His Passing

Jelly Roll’s recent performance at the Houston Rodeo was a big deal for the rising country artist. With a whopping 74,000 attendees in the crowd, it was his largest gig to date.

But in the middle of all the excitement, Jelly Roll took a moment to show respect to the country music legends who paved the way for artists like him.

As he hit the stage, Jelly Roll shared his thoughts with the audience, saying, “I could only think of one person when I pulled up to NRG tonight. And it made me think of one of the greatest cowboys that ever lived, and I said, ‘We’re gonna honor him.'”

He then paid tribute to country music legend Toby Keith, who had performed on the same stage nine times before, the last time being in 2013. As the crowd cheered, Jelly Roll covered Keith’s classic song “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” as a sincere nod to the country music sensation.

Jelly Roll’s tribute to Toby Keith came just a month after the country icon’s tragic passing due to stomach cancer.

Jelly Roll’s Biggest Performance Of His Career

Wednesday night was a significant moment for Jelly Roll, as he stepped onto the stage at RodeoHouston, facing a staggering crowd of 74,000 people. It was a milestone in his career, marking the largest audience he had ever performed for.

As he looked around the arena, he couldn’t contain his emotions.With tears in his eyes, Jelly Roll addressed the crowd, seemingly in disbelief that he was standing on the RodeoHouston stage.

“As of right this moment, as of right this second, on March 6 of 2024, at the Houston Rodeo, at the NRG Stadium, this is officially the biggest show of my entire life,” he shouted, his voice filled with gratitude.

Watch Jelly Roll perform “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” below.

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