Ty Herndon will release his new album House on Fire on November 11th, marking his first new music since publicly coming out as a gay man in November 2014. The “What Mattered Most” singer is leading the collection off with the single “That Kind of Night,” the video for which is available [here].
The first sound on the track is Herndon’s voice, still powerful some 20 years after his first series of hits in the Nineties. He envisions one of those unhurried nights where everything seems to fall into place, and the contemporary production conjures open blacktop stretching out ahead. “It’s a roll down your windows, ‘Night Moves’ on the radio, kind of night,” he sings in the first verse. Herndon didn’t write the song, but felt like it was the perfect choice to lead off House on Fire.
“You can hear the passion in my voice: ‘I am here to sing for you people. I want to sing for you and this is what I’m gonna do,'” explains Herndon. “Then that loop starts – that very thing that I didn’t want, that I fell in love with – and you’re off on a journey with that song. We wrestled with all kind of different ideas and I was like ‘Guys, this is just a guitar on the back porch, singing with a couple buddies.”
The video stays true to that idea, featuring Herndon and guitarist Travis Howard in a front porch-like setting, performing the song. The clip was shot in Los Angeles and is the first of five videos that he filmed ahead of the House on Fire release.
“We filmed in Chinatown, in the back of this really cool studio,” says Herndon. “We hauled all the cameras out there and everybody just had fun. Because the music’s really loud when you’re making a video, you notice if the camera man’s tapping his toe, they’re probably loving the music.”
Herndon co-produced House on Fire with Erik Halbig (along with Drew Davis on six tracks) and aimed to put forth a newfound vulnerability and honesty. Nestled in with the lighter numbers like “That Kind of Night” and “If You” are tracks like “House on Fire” that address Herndon’s inner struggles over the last few years. It’s a new look, but one that suits him well.
“This album was a new education for me for my future, investing in my life as a songwriter and a producer and getting outside of my comfort zone,” says Herndon. “And lord knows I got outside of my comfort zone when I came out, but I came outside of my comfort zone to move into a life of pure authenticity. That was most important to me.”
By Jon Freeman
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Ty Herndon’s much anticipated, full-length album House On Fire is now available for pre-order on iTunesand Amazon. From track to track, Herndon has made 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.
House On Fire is a collection of 12 new contemporary songs, which are co-produced by Herndon and Erik Halbig, with Drew Davis joining as co-producer on six of the songs.
“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 me 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,” said Herndon.
The award-winning vocalist has also released a video to accompany his first single from the album, “That Kind Of Night.” The video is streaming exclusively now on RollingStone.com.
Herndon recently signed with BFD through Sony/RED Distribution, which marks Herndon’s return to the Sony family, where he made his chart-topping debut in the mid-90s. Herndon is also booked by Nashville-based agency, Buddy Lee Attractions.
Herndon’s 20-year career has resulted in an impressive string of hits, which includes 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 had 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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“Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The track features Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.
Written by: Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, BloodPop®, and Ely Rise; produced by BloodPop®, Mark Ronson, and Justin Tranter.
Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.
Visit Pulse Victims Fund to further support those affected by the tragedy in Orlando.
Watch the Lyric Video: “Hands” – A Song for Orlando (Lyric Video)
“Hands” is available now exclusively on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HandsTribute
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