GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated All Sons & Daughters have announced that they will be breaking up. Based at Franklin, Tennessee's Journey Church, and composed of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, All Sons & Daughters is known for their organic, folk aesthetic and lyrics that focus squarely on Jesus while embracing the tension of the Christian walk.
Their songs include "All The Poor and Powerless," "Brokenness Aside," "Oh How I Need You," and "Great Are You Lord," which is currently ranked in the top 20 of the most-performed songs in churches according to Christian Copyright Licensing International.
In a letter to the fans, the worship band wrote:
Dear friends & family,
As you know, we took last year off the road to rest, pray and dream about what was next for All Sons & Daughters. We spent the first half of the year wrestling through the initial shock of being off the road after 7 years, celebrating Poets & Saints at the Grammy's, and diving in to our individual dreams and plans at home. Each time we came together to talk about the future of All Sons & Daughters, we struggled to gain a clear picture. Since the beginning, our music was birthed from and written for our local church. While David is still involved with Journey church, last December Leslie and her husband Thomas felt led out of that community. With that as our reality, we were struggling to find the heartbeat for new music. And while we could continue to write songs for the "global church," we feel that is not true to our original vision for the band.
So, after much prayer and consideration, we have decided that our season as a band has come to an end. This decision was not made in haste or out of any discontentment with one another. We still have the utmost respect for each other and will continue to champion one another into whatever the Lord calls us. Our involvement in music and in one another's lives will not wane; it will just look different from the previous season.
We want to say thank YOU for your unending support of the music and content we have created over the past 7+ years. We didn't anticipate many of the opportunities we were given but just tried to walk in obedience through each open door. Many of those doors led us to your cities, neighborhoods, and churches and we are so grateful to you for welcoming us with open arms!
Lastly, in celebration of our season together, our friends at Integrity Music will be releasing a collection of AS&D songs, so be on the lookout for that in March.
We pray that God will continue His beautiful work in the church and we can't wait to see what the next season holds.
Leslie Jordan & David Leonard