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.
“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.
HOUSE ON FIRE | Ty Herndon
Maybe it was the sun shining down and the 75 degree weather which was unusual for that time of year, but the moment I started “play” on Ty Herndon’s new album “House On Fire”, I was instantly inspired and energized. The importance of track listing has never been more perfectly exemplified than here, with the first track kicking off with Herndon’s voice a cappella, telling us “Hey it’s a take it easy slow ride, everything is all right” in the song “That Kind Of Night” and you actually do feel that everything will be all right, as Herndon’s voice takes us through a rollercoaster of emotions.
As an artist, with over 2 decades in country music, Herndon exudes a confidence like never before with these 12 new songs. It is clear, he is in the driver’s seat as cowriter of 9 of the songs and co-producer of this entire album.
There is an unapologetic attitude from a man that is on course for the top, and has no time for game playing as he rids himself of bad relationships, with songs like “Go” singing “this stupid goodbye, can’t come too soon” and the very funny play on words, “If You”, which is as it sounds. Here Herndon sings “I’m on the radio, so I can’t say it, so I’ll abbreviate it…”, which is exactly where these songs should be, on the radio. Herndon is an artist who delivers 12 songs that can rival any other song that is on a stations top 20 playlist with a strength and easiness that radio programmers and fans have come to expect.
With the album “House On Fire” Herndon shows a deeper, greater strength from a man who has been there and back and has lived to tell about it. A confidence that comes through from an artist who not only knows exactly who he is, but exactly what he wants as he sings “you’re gonna be the death of me” in his song “Sweet, Sweet Way To Go” and he seems just fine with that.
And there’s no denying Herndon’s ease in taking the romantic lead. In “Just Friends”, Herndon’s vocal exudes a delicate breathiness that delivers a yearning for a forbidden love.
The stand out for me that encapsulates the emotion of not only these 12 songs collectively, but an artist who has clearly gone through a metamorphosis of sorts, is the title track, “House On Fire”. Again, Herndon is so spot on, and he knows exactly what he’s doing as he lets this song caption this project. It is clear that he has moved on from who he once was and there is a relief that comes, as that old life goes up in flames:
“I poured the gas, I lit the match,
didn’t grab a damn thing on my way out
but I stopped and watched as the flames grew higher to my house on fire”.
Ty Herndon is an artist who has not only claimed his place in country music, but has earned it, literally, through blood, sweat and tears. And he is an artist who has often relied heavily on his faith. As he wraps up this album, you can’t help but cheer him on, with a song called “Fighter”, that for me, evoked images of him climbing to the top of Everest or crossing that finish line to take home the gold or an artist who once again, finds his rightful place at number one. Herndon sings
“just when you think I can’t take no more,
I’ll come back stronger than I was before,
cause when I’m down in the dirt, I’m gonna rise up even higher, than I was before, I was born a survivor…a fighter”.
You believe him because you know it’s true.