Dolly Parton, Michelle Pfeiffer, others mourn Leslie Jordan: ‘Rest in peace lil’ brother’
Leslie Jordan, actor who lived a life of ‘vitality and kindness,” died Saturday at age 75.(Photo: Courtesy of Leslie Jordan’s family)
A star who made an indelible impression on audiences during more than two decades as the charming patriarch of the Dixie Chicks was laid to rest Saturday in Nashville’s Spring Hill cemetery.
The Dixie Chicks sang for the first time at a Nashville show as a group Saturday night, after an emotional performance in New Orleans on Friday. They received standing ovations and had their song “This Old House” played over and over. They had made an emotional exit from the New Orleans concert before their concert in Nashville, though the group was due back Monday on their three-night run at the Ryman Auditorium.
The Dixie Chicks, known for their raw vocals and infectious “we are the Chicks,” are the biggest-selling band in American music history. They have sold more than 37 million albums and have sold over 80 million singles, according to Nielsen Soundscan. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
During their career, they sold more than 4.5 million albums and had a combined net worth of $2 billion, according to Forbes.
Jordan, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1987 film “A League of Their Own,” died Saturday after a six-year battle with illness. The rocker was 75.
Jordan was born Oct. 12, 1940, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a son of an oilman.
In his early years, Jordan had to fight to stay out of a drug-addicted and womanizing home. He left home at 17 and was dropped off at a bus station at the New Orleans airport by a woman who later married him.