Ty Herndon is a Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning recording artist that has connected with his audience far beyond his recordings or onstage performances. With a career spanning two decades, 20 Billboard charted singles and over five million albums sold, Herndon shows no signs of slowing down.
Herndon made his chart debut on Epic Records in 1995 with “What Mattered Most”, which became his first No. 1 song and garnered a Song of the Year award (Music Row Magazine). It was also the title track to his debut album, which debuted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and had the biggest first-week shipment in the history of Epic Records’ Nashville.
Between 1995 and 2002, Herndon charted 17 singles, including his three No.1s and numerous top 10 hits, such as “I Want My Goodbye Back”, “Loved Too Much”, “A Man Holding On”, and “Hands of a Working Man”. He topped the charts in 1996 with the single “Living in a Moment” and again in 1998 with “It Must Be Love”.
In 2010, Herndon released his album, Journey On to critical acclaim, and it earned him a Grammy nomination and his first Dove award.
In November of 2014, Ty Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted the first-of- its-kind country music event, titled The Concert for Love and Acceptance. The event, designed to bring attention and support to at-risk youth, received national attention from Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine and more. A philanthropist at heart, Herndon has also donated his time to organizations such as the Trevor Project, Make A Wish, St. Jude, GLAAD, HRC and Feed the Children.
One of his most recent acts of giving back was lending his vocals on the tribute track, “Hands”. The single, released through Interscope Records in conjunction with GLAAD, is a musical tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Herndon was among a star-studded list of artists, including Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, P!nk, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainer and more, voicing support for the LGBT community.
Now Herndon has released his latest and most ambitious album to date. Distributed by Sony/RED Distribution, House On Fire is a collection of 12 new contemporary songs. Track by track, Herndon has made some of the most engaging, meaningful and fulfilling music of his career. Featuring Herndon’s powerful trademark vocals, the new album is already receiving critical accolades and showcases a deeper, greater strength from a man who has been there and back and has lived to tell about it. House on Fire is the next evolution of Ty Herndon.
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