Country rapper Jelly Roll expressed his desire to collaborate with Hollywood stars like Johnny Depp and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during the Country Music Association Festival (CMA Fest). In an interview at the event, Jelly Roll mentioned his wish to have Johnny Depp play guitar on one of his records, even if it wasn’t publicly acknowledged.
Jelly Roll extended a formal invitation to Johnny Depp to join him and Dwayne Johnson for a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. The country star praised Depp’s guitar skills and expressed his enthusiasm for a potential collaboration. He also revealed that his music has resonated with celebrities like Johnson, who reached out to him, acknowledging how Jelly Roll’s music had helped him through a challenging period.
The CMA Fest provided Jelly Roll with an opportunity to discuss his friendship with Johnson. He shared that the “Black Adam” star regularly sends him video messages and has been supportive of his career achievements, including being invited to play at the Grand Ole Opry. Jelly Roll admires Johnson as a “quiet champion” and expressed gratitude for his ongoing support.
Dwayne Johnson recently took to Instagram to promote Jelly Roll’s latest album, praising his authenticity, passion, and gratitude in his music. The country rapper was amazed by Johnson’s post and his unwavering support.
Jelly Roll has gained recognition for his confessional songs, receiving three awards at the 2023 CMT Music Awards. He has collaborated with various country artists, including Lainey Wilson, and is involved in a program that brings music to jails in Tennessee. Additionally, Jelly Roll is a proud parent and is married to Bunnie DeFord.
CMA Fest, where Jelly Roll shared his aspirations, is set to air on ABC on July 19.
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