An impressive lineup of musicians including Eddie Vedder, Billy Strings, and Maren Morris will pay tribute to the late Leslie Jordan on February 19th at the Grand Ole Opry. The beloved actor-turned-musician died in October at 67 after suffering a medical emergency while driving.
Dubbed Reportin’ For Duty: A Tribute To Leslie Jordan, the concert will also feature performances from Brothers Osborne, Brittney Spencer, Lukas Nelson, Jake Wesley Rogers, Ashley McBryde, Fancy Hagood, Jelly Roll, Danny Myrick, and Travis Howard. Additionally, the evening will see special appearances from Jim Parsons, Anthony Mason, Mayim Bialik, Cheyenne Jackson, Max Greenfield, Margaret Cho, Robyn Schall, and Leanne Morgan.
Tickets to Reportin’ For Duty: A Tribute To Leslie Jordan go on sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. CT on the Opry website. All proceeds will benefit EB Research Partnership, a non-profit organization co-founded by Vedder dedicated to funding research to treat and cure Epidermolysis Bullosa.
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Over a nearly four-decade acting career, Jordan made his mark with his portrayal of Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in the 1996 play Sordid Lives, later reprising the role for the 2000 film adaptation. From there, his career rose with recurring appearances on Will & Grace, and in recent years he portrayed several characters in American Horror Story.
During COVID lockdowns, Jordan reached a new audience as his Instagram account ballooned to over five million followers thanks to his daily light-hearted videos. In 2021, he released his debut album Company’s Comin’, a collection of gospel hymns featuring Vedder, TJ Osborne (Brothers Osborne), Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker, and many more. The house band for Reportin’ For Duty will consist of musicians who all performed on Company’s Comin’, including three Academy of Country Music Instrumentalist of the Year winners.
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