Comedian/actor Leslie Jordan is releasing a star-studded duets album, Company’s Comin’, on April 2 via Platoon. The first single from the project, “Angel Band” featuring Brandi Carlile, is out today (Feb. 22).
The project was inspired by Jordan’s weekly “Sunday Mornin’ Hymn Singin’” live stream, and features Jordan performing southern gospel hymns with special guests including Tanya Tucker, TJ Osborne (of Brothers Osborne), Travis Howard, and Katie Pruitt, with more surprise guests to be announced.
Company’s Comin’ offers takes on traditional hymns and brand new originals written just for the occasion, with a playful mix of righteous gospel, classic country, vintage soul and Americana/roots influences. Co-produced by Nashville songwriters/multi-
“My dear friend Travis Howard and I would get together on Sundays to sing these old hymns just because we loved them,” says Jordan. “Somewhere along the way, my business partner, Mike Lotus, took a real interest in what we were doing and started looking up and learning about every old Baptist hymn he could find. I think he realized, like we did, that the songs held something brilliant about the human condition and were a deep comfort to anyone who heard them, religious or not. He started posting our performances online, and the response was just incredible.”
Raised Southern Baptist in East Tennessee, Jordan is most known for his breakout role as Beverley Leslie on the iconic sitcom Will and Grace. His larger-than-life personality and southern drawl have captured fans around the world, and in 2020, Jordan’s hilariously relatable, slice-of-life videos on Instagram went viral and his popularity skyrocketed as he racked up more than five million followers in a matter of months. As the pandemic continued, Jordan found solace in the music from his youth, and with encouragement and accompaniment from Howard, he began performing the songs on social media.
Jordan is also launching his Apple Music Country show Hunker Down Radio with Leslie Jordan, which is set to premiere Feb. 28. He is also currently starring in the new FOX sitcom Call Me Kat and just announced his new book How Y’all Doing?, an essay collection of entertaining stories about the odd, funny, and unforgettable events in his life.
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