Jelly Roll's very aggressive start gets a response from Garth Brooks.

Garth Brooks didn't expect Jelly Roll to pull him up off the ground when they met earlier this month, but he enjoyed it.

Brooks told Taste of Country about meeting "Need a Favor" vocalist backstage at the 2023 ACM Awards.

The jelly roll had told numerous people that meeting Brooks was a priority for the night, so he ran over and gave him a bear embrace.

Last week, Jelly Roll attended Brooks' Plus One residency debut in Las Vegas. Brooks told ToC he wasn't familiar with Jelly Roll's music before the concert.

Jelly Roll's early life is crucial. By 15, he was in and out of prison for drug charges in Antioch, Tenn.

He straightened up after becoming a father. He's 38 and lives in Nashville with his wife Bunnie and kid Bailee.

Son of a Sinner" was his first country music release on Broken Bow Nashville, and it soared to No. 1 on airplay charts. Jelly Roll has been broadly accepted by country fans and the industry since.