Jelly Roll’s Urgent Request For Dressing Gets Response From Barrs Music City Soul Food

“Tell that lady I’ll give her a thousand dollars for two pans of Barrs Music City Soul Food dressing for my family on Thanksgiving,” the GRAMMY nominee pleaded.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 22, 2023


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Jelly Roll; Photos via TikTok

Just one day before the Thanksgiving holiday, Jelly Roll turned to his followers with a very unique request. The “Need A Favor” singer pleaded for someone to help him contact Barrs Music City Soul Food to secure some of the establishment’s famous dressing before Turkey Day. 

“Alright y’all, I f***** up and I need your help. I’m a husband, so I did what husbands do. I told my wife I would take care of the dressing,” the newly crowned CMA New Artist of the Year shared in a selfie-style TikTok clip.  

Turned To Fans To Help Him Get Dressing

He went on to explain that he was hoping to purchase dressing from his “favorite restaurant” but ultimately realized waiting until the day before Thanksgiving was a bad idea. 


Nashville Please Help

♬ original sound – Jelly Roll

“I can’t get nobody on the phone for the dressing. We need help. Please, if you have a contact at Barrs Music City Soul Food in Nashville. It’s the best dressing ever. Tell that lady I’ll give her a thousand dollars for two pans of Barrs Music City Soul Food dressing for my family on Thanksgiving. Somebody in Nashville knows this lady. Please help me.” 

Barrs Music City Soul Food Is His Favorite Restaurant

He also took to X with his request, writing, “Dear Nashville does anyone have a plug BARRS MUSIC CITY SOUL FOOD- I’ll pay someone handsomely to help me convince them to make me some dressing for Thanksgiving.” 

Fans came together and the message made its way to Barrs Music City Soul Food, who responded on Facebook. Even though Jelly Roll’s request came in the eleventh hour of Thanksgiving Day preparations, the restaurant promised to fulfill his order.

Barrs Music City Soul Food; Facebook
Barrs Music City Soul Food; Facebook

Restaurant Responds

“Jelly Roll, “We Got You!,” the establishment shared. On the post, the restaurant also used the hashtag #1000for2PansofDressing in reference to Jelly Roll’s TikTok video. 

It appears the singer/songwriter’s last-minute Thanksgiving request has the potential to positively impact the small business. The comments section was filled with Jelly Roll’s fans who promised to visit Barrs Music City Soul Food the next time they are in Nashville, which could likely give the restaurant a pool of new customers. 

@bmcsf Barr’s Music City Soul Food 618 Brentwood East Drive Nashville, TN 37211 615-429-7836 #Soulfood #Nashville #Food #Family #Titans ♬ original sound – BishopFrederickBarr

“I ran straight here from tik tok I’ll be there in 2 weeks!!! Jelly Roll done put me on the game!! The food looks amazing,” wrote one user, while another shared, “I know where I’m eating next time I’m in Nashville.”

For those hoping to try out Jelly Roll’s favorite restaurant, Barrs Music City Soul Food is located at 618 Brentwood East Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37211. According to the restaurant’s recent social post, it’s known for delivering “Nashville’s premier soul food experience.” Popular items include BBQ, fried chicken, fried fish, mac & cheese, yams, oxtails, cakes, pies, and more.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.