Ty Herndon has released a new track, “Walking In Memphis.” The third single from his upcoming album, Got It Covered , the song was originally written and performed by Marc Cohn. “I have been a huge fan of Marc Cohn and his writing for a long time,” writes Herndon. “When choosing this particular song it was easy… I just love singing it! We simply put our own twist on it and rocked it out. This is a show favorite every time we play live. People love singing along. It is one of my favorite songs to sing live during the show. It really showcases my gospel roots.”
Herndon previously released a dance mix version of the track, which can be streamed HERE. Got It Covered will be released on August 23rd through BFD/The Orchard. The 10-track album, is a compilation album featuring reimagined hits and covers of some of Herndon’s favorite songs. Herndon recently released the singles ” Living In a Moment ” and ” What Mattered Most. ”
In honor of PRIDE month, Herndon released a landmark re-recording of his 1995 single “What Mattered Most” with the pronouns reversed from the original to reflect Ty’s true self that fans have come to know since he came out in 2014. With a career spanning two decades, 20 Billboard charted singles and over five million albums sold, Herndon shows no signs of slowing down.
In November of 2014, Ty Herndon was 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 and acceptance, received national attention.
Using his celebrity influence for the better good, GLAAD announced that a grant, named after Herndon, was being offered to support young people for their commitment to enhancing LGBTQ inclusion and representation in music. The recipient of the Ty Herndon Rising Stars Grant receives $2,500 to further fund their work and initiatives. 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.