20 APR 2017
POSTED BY DAKOTA LINDSTROM
CMT joins as media partner, GLAAD returns as nonprofit partner
Ty Herndon’s 2017 Concert for Love & Acceptance, hosted by Cody Alan, announced its initial artist lineup, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. In addition to Ty Herndon, this year’s talent lineup already includes Billy Gilman, Kree Harrison, Ryan Kinder, Runaway June, Lorrie Morgan, Michael Ray, Street Corner Symphony, and Thompson Square. The event, created to support at-risk youth, will be held on Thursday, June 8th starting at 7 p.m. at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn.
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning artist, Ty Herndon created and co-hosted the first Concert for Love & Acceptance alongside GLAAD in 2015, when his 20th anniversary fan club party turned into a coalition of artists gathering in support of Nashville’s at-risk youth. The driving force behind the benefit is Herndon’s desire to foster positive cultural change and encourage Nashville’s youth to live to their fullest potential.
This year’s partners include media partner CMT and nonprofit partner GLAAD, as well as local sponsors Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Wade Weissmann Architecture, and Retief Skin Center.
The first Concert for Love & Acceptance 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.
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Ty Herndon to Appear on Oprah’s Where Are They Now? Airing Feb. 4
Enjoy a sneak-peak performance of “House On Fire” from the episode here
(Nashville, Tenn. – January 31, 2017) – Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning artist, Ty Herndon will appear this Saturday, Feb. 4 on Oprah’s Where Are They Now?, airing on The Oprah Winfrey Network at 10/9c p.m.
The country-recording artist will share stories about his journey; a reflection on the personal challenges and struggles he’s faced and conquered, and how he’s continuously bettered himself as a musician by telling his truth through his music. Herndon will also discuss his latest studio album, House On Fire.
Herndon released his latest and most ambitious album to date, House on Fire, in November of 2016. The album is a collection of 12 songs, co-produced by Herndon and Nashville stalwart, Erik Halbig, that shows a deeper, greater strength from a man who has been there and back and lived to tell about it. Herndon is credited for co-writing six of the 12 tracks. The album has received critical accolades from the Nashville music community and beyond including USA Today, People, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone Country, Sounds Like Nashville and more.
A philanthropist at heart, Herndon has donated his time to organizations such as the Trevor Project, Make A Wish, St. Jude, GLAAD, HRC and Feed the Children. “Fighter,” a focal track from House On Fire, has garnered attention for having benefitted The Trevor Project, a national organization close to Herndon’s heart that provides crisis intervention and prevention throughout the LGBTQ community.
Herndon’s 20-year career has resulted in an impressive string of hits, including four No. 1’s (“What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment,” “It Must Be Love,” “Loved Too Much”), as well as numerous Top 10 hits, including “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On (To a Woman Letting Go),” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He’s acquired 20 Billboard charted singles to his credit, numerous industry awards, and more than five million albums sold.
Country recording artist Ty Herndon has signed with BFD through Sony/RED Distribution, and will release his much-anticipated, full-length album House On Fire on Nov. 11, with pre-order starting Oct 14. The signing marks Herndon’s return to the Sony family, where he made his chart-topping debut in the mid-90s.
Dewayne Brown of Sony/RED Nashville states, “We are very excited to be working with Ty again. As soon as I heard this amazing project I couldn’t wait to share it with the world.”
Herndon’s 20-year career has resulted in an impressive string of hits, which includes four number 1’s (“What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment,” “It Must Be Love,” “Loved Too Much”), as well as numerous top 10 hits, including “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On (To a Woman Letting Go),” and “Hands of a Working Man.” With 20 Billboard charted singles to his credit, numerous industry awards, and more than 5 million albums sold, Ty Herndon’s journey is reaching new heights with the release of his forthcoming album.
House On Fire is a collection of 12 new contemporary songs, co-produced by Herndon and Erik Halbig, with Drew Davis joining as co-producer on six of the 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 from the Nashville music community 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.
Herndon discussed House On Fire, stating “This album is 18-months in the making. The writing was intense at times, but we had a lot of fun throughout the process! This album is Ty Herndon to the very core of my heart and it is without a doubt the most honest and vulnerable album I’ve ever done. It is an album about heart and soul, with songs that everyone can relate to. My hope is that anyone who hears these songs will catch a small piece of his or her life through the music and my story.”
Bob Frank of BFD commented, “House on Fire is one of the best albums I’ve heard in the last 10 years. Ty has demonstrated once again that he is one of the best male vocalists in the format.” Chuck Rhodes of BFD/Nashville added, “I have been a Ty Herndon fan since ‘What Mattered Most.’ When I first heard this new project, I was reminded that he is still making great music. The hardest decision we would have in this process is trying to figure out what song to lead with!”
Herndon recently debuted songs from the album to enthusiastic fans in London as a headliner act for the Nashville Meets London festival, an appearance that led to international radio airplay and expansive media coverage.
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Festival scheduled for August 13-14 In Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London
London-based company, Canary Wharf Group, has announced the lineup for the inaugural Nashville Meets London music festival, scheduled for August 13-14 in Canada Square Park. The lineup for the 2-day event will showcase established artists and exciting new talent, and includes four acts representing the United States and six acts represented the United Kingdom. From the United States are American Young, Logan Brill, Ty Herndon, and Logan Mize, and representing the United Kingdom are Yola Carter, Megan O’Neill, Pauper Kings, Hannah Rose Platt, Honey Ryder, and William the Conqueror. The event is free and open to the public.
Performances will begin at 2 p.m. each day in Canada Square Park, located in the heart of Canary Wharf and surrounded by award-winning gardens and over 300 shops, bars and restaurants. Canary Wharf is located in the former London Docklands. For the past ten years, Canary Wharf has hosted the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, which is largest free jazz festival in the UK, and has a long history of promoting arts and culture throughout its estate.
Nashville Meets London is co-produced by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Peter Conway Management and Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group. Baylen Leonard, BBC Radio 2 Country DJ, is the artistic program consultant.
For more information, please contact: Matt Watkins (US) at email@example.com or (615) 269-7071.
About Canary Wharf: Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of iconic London real estate which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising five shopping malls, including the award-winning Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Grammy-nominated, Dove award-winning and multi-platinum Country artist Ty Herndon has entered into an exclusive booking agreement with Nashville-based booking agency, Buddy Lee Attractions (BLA).
“We are truly excited that Ty Herndon is joining the BLA Talent Roster,” commented BLA’s Vice President David Kiswiney. “Besides being a dynamic live performer, Ty is undoubtedly one of the finest singers in Country music today!” Herndon’s career has produced more than four million in album sales, a Grammy nomination, Dove Award and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country charts, including “What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment” and “It Must Be Love.” Among his nine studio albums and 17-charted singles are the Top 10 hits, “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On (To a Woman Letting Go)” and “Hands of a Working Man.” Herndon will debut a new full-length album later this year. “Combining forces and signing with David and the BLA team is such an easy decision for me,” Herndon adds. “I’m thrilled to have their support and leadership as we get ready to tour the country with new material and two decades of hits.” Over the last few years, Herndon has maintained a busy schedule; splitting his time writing and recording a collection of new songs while also touring around the United States to perform shows. This June, Herndon 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, and more. For a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit www.TyHerndon.com. For booking information on Ty Herndon, contact Amy Aylward with Buddy Lee Attractions at 615-244-4336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured L to R: (Back): Brian Fee, Aura Guadagno, Kat Boggs, Amy Aylward, Nicole Wyatt, Joe Lee, Angela Roland | (Front): Zinnia Martinez, Ty Herndon, David Kiswiney