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Birth name: Boyd Tyrone Herndon.
Born: May 2, 1962 Meridian, Mississippi.
Ty Herndon Biography (bio):
Ty Herndon became involved in music as a teenager, playing the piano and singing Gospel music. Shortly after graduating high school, Herndon moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. This did not prove to be easy, however, and after ten years, he moved to Texas. He gained a loyal following on the Texas honkytonk circuit and in 1993, Herndon won Texas Entertainer of the Year. Later that year, Herndon was signed to Epic Records.
In early 1995, Herndon's debut single was released. "What Mattered Most" went to #1 on the Billboard Country chart. The album of the same name was released in April of 1995 and became a top 10 country album. His follow-up single, "I Want My Goodbye Back", peaked at #7. He won the Best New Artist Award at the 1995 Country Radio Music Awards and received various other nominations throughout the year. Herndon's popularity was soaring.
Fort Worth scandal:
In July 1995, just as his success was peaking, he was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas at Gateway Park by an undercover male police officer who alleged that Herndon was soliciting sex. It was reported that Herndon exposed himself in front of the officer. Herndon professed to be "taking a leak". When taken into custody, Herndon was discovered to also be in possession of 2.49 grams of methamphetamine. A plea-bargain saw Herndon sentenced to community service and drug rehab, and the charge of indecent exposure was dropped.
The scandal proved not to affect his career for very long, although Ty's single at the time, "In Your Face", stalled at #63 on the country music charts.
Herndon's sophomore album, Living In A Moment, debuted at #6 on the Billboard Country albums chart. The title track and first single was another smash hit, reaching #1 on the country chart. Herndon scored three more hit singles from Living In A Moment before releasing his third album, Big Hopes. The debut single, "A Man Holdin On (To A Woman Lettin' Go)" reached Top 5; follow-up single "It Must Be Love" (featuring Sons of the Desert) gave Herndon his third #1, and the third single "Hands of a Working Man" was Ty's last Top 5.
In 1999, Herndon's fourth studio album was released. The disc showed more of a pop rock styled country sound than his previous efforts. The first single, "Steam", was a top 20 hit but did not see the same success as Herndon's other lead singles from his first three albums. "No Mercy" was released next in 2000 and peaked at #26. Two more singles followed but achieved limited success.
Departure from the spotlight:
In 2002, a new single titled "Heather's Wall" was released, peaking at #37. Although it was his highest charting single since "No Mercy" in 2000, its failure to break the top 10 forced Herndon and his record executives to shelve his newly recorded album. Instead, Herndon put out a Greatest Hits compilation titled This Is Ty Herndon: Greatest Hits. "A Few Short Years" was the only new single released from that album.
Herndon released a Christmas album, A Not So Silent Night, in 2002 through his fan club and official website. In 2003 the Christmas album was repackaged with additional content and released on the independent label Riviera/Liquid8 records.
Return to music:
Herndon was signed to Titan/Pyramid/Quarterback Records - Universal/Fontana North Distribution in 2006. In September of 2006, Herndon released his first single in four years. The song, titled "Right About Now", came from his first major studio release since Steam in 1999; however, the song failed to reach the charts. The album is also named Right About Now and was released January 9, 2007.