Ty Herndon knows a thing or two about love and acceptance. Initially embraced by country music fans in the mid-to-late s, a series of unfortunate events, including some related to his sexuality, sidelined his career. After proudly coming out as a gay man in and finding personal and public acceptance, Herndon has performed at Pride festivals and released albums in which he sings songs with same-gender pronouns. Ty was generous enough to answer a few questions in advance of the concert.
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In , Ty Herndon stepped into a vocal booth and recorded the song that would change his life: the chart-topping country ballad "What Mattered Most. I just remember the bittersweet-ness of having a number one hit about a woman that I knew that I would have to sing that way for the rest of my life. And that decision came hand-in-hand with a new venture to help others in his community. On Wednesday, Herndon hosts his seventh annual Concert For Love and Acceptance , a benefit offering "affirming messages of support and encouragement around the globe" to LGBTQ members and allies, including fellow country artists. And I'm having the opportunity to do that today.
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Boyd Tyrone Herndon  born May 2, is an American country music singer. After signing to Epic Records in , Herndon made his debut with his number one single, " What Mattered Most ", followed by the release of his first album, also entitled What Mattered Most The album was followed by the release of his second album, Living in a Moment , which produced his second number one country hit, with the album's title track. He recorded a Christmas album in for the Riviera label, followed by his fifth studio album, Right About Now and a second Christmas compilation for the Titan Pyramid label; his sixth studio release, Journey On , followed in Herndon has charted a total of 17 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
By Chris Willman. The ABC series Nashville has as one of its characters a deeply conflicted and closeted country singer named Will Lexington. How does it feel, a few hours into being officially out, with social media lighting up to talk about this? It feels weird. I feel like I did when I got my first recording contract.