An ensemble of country, rock and Americana artists will play a tribute show dedicated to the late comedian-musician Leslie Jordan on Feb. 19 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Eddie Vedder, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Billy Strings and others will perform at the event called “Reportin’ for Duty: A Tribute to Leslie Jordan.”
Other featured performers include Ashley McBride, Brittany Spencer, Lucas Nelson, Jelly Roll, Jake Wesley Rogers, Fancy Hagood, Danny Myrick and Travis Howard. There will be additional guest appearances from figures in the news, acting and comedy communities, including Jim Parsons, Anthony Mason, Mayim Bialik, Cheyenne Jackson, Max Greenfield, Margaret Cho, Robin Schaal and Leanne Morgan.
The house band will be made up of musicians featured on Jordan’s 2021 debut record, a 15-song country/gospel collection called “Company’s Comin’.” Vedder, McBryde and TJ Osborne all appear on the record, along with music stars like Brandi Carlyle, Tanya Tucker, Chris Stapleton and Dolly Parton, who appeared in Fox’s tribute episode for Jordan on his sitcom “Call Me Cat.”
Jordan died in a car accident in October at the age of 67. The Tennessee native was best known for his roles in “Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story” and “Heart’s Fire.” In addition to her on-screen success, Jordan has cultivated a large and dedicated following on social media, gaining millions of Instagram followers with the meme-worthy videos she posts throughout the pandemic.
Tickets for the event will be available for purchase on January 13 at 10 am CT, with pre-sale tickets available on January 12 at 10 am CT. All proceeds from the event will go towards the EB Research Partnership, an organization that aims to fund research into the treatment and cure of epidermolysis bullosa (EB).