Leslie Jordan Embraces His Newfound Internet Fame With 'Company's Comin'' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN The actor's debut album is a collection of hymns, reinterpreted by him and guest artists like Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton and TJ Osborne.

Leslie Jordan Embraces His Newfound Internet Fame With 'Company's Comin''

Leslie Jordan on World Cafe

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  • "Angel Band" (feat. Brandi Carlile)
  • "Where the Soul Never Dies" (feat. Dolly Parton)
  • "In The Sweet By and By" (feat. TJ Osborne)

Before the pandemic, Leslie Jordan was one of those faces you recognized from TV. He's best known for his role as Beverly Jordan on "Will & Grace," a performance that earned him an Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006.

This all changed in March 2020, when an Instagram video of the singer went viral. You might understand better after hearing this episode; Jordan is warm, charming and good-humored. It's no wonder millions of people want to be a part of his world.

In this episode of World Cafe, Leslie Jordan talks about his debut album, a collection of hymns called Company's Comin', how it came out of his newfound internet fame and growing up a gay man in the south.

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