by Jessica Nicholson
Some of country music’s most talented tunesmiths are teaming with actor and social media personality Leslie Jordan for Company’s Comin’, a duets album set for April 2.
The project was inspired by Jordan’s weekly “Sunday Mornin’ Hymn Singin’” livestream, and features Jordan performing gospel hymns alongside Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne, Katie Pruitt and more.
The first release from the project is Jordan’s rendition of “Angel Band,” featuring Grammy winner Brandi Carlile. The project was co-produced by Danny Myrick and Travis Howard.
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“My dear friend Travis Howard and I would get together on Sundays to sing these old hymns just because we loved them,” Jordan said in a statement. “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.”
The 65-year-old actor, comedian and East Tennessee native became an internet sensation last year, earning more than 5 million followers when he began posting hilarious social media videos to pass the time during quarantine. Jordan is best known for his roles in Will & Grace and Call Me Kat.
Jordan is also set to launch his own Apple Music Country show, Hunker Down Radio with Leslie Jordan, Feb. 28.