All Sons & Daughters, comprised of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, head back to the GRAMMY’S this weekend for their second year in a row. This marks the second career GRAMMY nomination for the duo, who received their first GRAMMY nomination last year for their work on the band Third Day’s song “Soul On Fire,” which was the most played song on Christian Radio in 2015 and No. 1 at radio for 12 straight weeks. This year, the duo was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Album of the Year for their album – “Poets & Saints.” The two also lead worship for Journey Church in Franklin.
“To be nominated again, it’s crazy! You never really think you’ll be nominated. Whenever we got the phone call and we found out we were nominated again, we were extremely blown away, ” said Leonard.
The duo’s nominated class has some heavy hitters that include Hillsong, Crowder, and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.
“When you set out to make a record, you don’t set out to make a record so you can win something. For us, when we made this album, it was something we went with our convictions, and we just had to create this album. To see how people have connected with this album and hear stories about that is unbelievable.”
All Sons & Daughters has released seven critically-acclaimed projects to date. Their latest album, “Poets & Saints”, is an interactive experience that includes a companion book, with meaningful stories behind the songs. The project was inspired by life transforming travels in Europe that focused on the lives of figures such as St. Francis, C.S. Lewis, and George McDonald, who shaped the duo’s art and inspiration.
As for their next project, Leonard says it hasn’t been completely decided.
“We are dreaming about what’s next, and we are trying to put our ear to the ground to hear what’s next.”
As a member of the local community, Leonard talks about how Franklin is like no other place.
“Downtown Franklin is very special as our recording studio is there. The community aspect of what is going on here, it’s unlike any other anywhere else. It’s cool to have people to lean on and people don’t seem to have agendas unlike in other cities – everyone is welcome in on the conversation.”
Learn more about All Sons & Daughters on their Facebook page.
The 59th GRAMMY Awards, hosted by James Corden, takes place Sunday, February 12 and will be broadcast on CBS at 7pm central time.
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