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Ty Herndon was born May 2, 1962, and raised in Butler, Ala. He grew up with a background of family singing, both at home and in church. He went to Nashville to seek his fortune, performing at Opryland theme park sporadically throughout the 1980s and he attended Belmont University on scholarship.
Herndon left Nashville to make a name for himself on the Texas club circuit, and in 1993, he was named Texas entertainer of the year. He signed to Epic Records shortly afterward and his first single, "What Mattered Most," reached No. 1 in 1995. However, that summer, he was busted for possession in a park in Fort Worth, Texas. The incident did not destroy his career, though, as "Living in a Moment" reached No. 1 in 1996. Two years later, "It Must Be Love" also topped the charts.
However, the 1999 album Steam didn't meet commercial expectations and he left Epic following a Greatest Hits volume in 2002. He released Right About Now and A Ty Herndon Christmas in 2007. Ty's new single "Journey On" was released in April 2010, and the full album Journey On will follow on June 8, 2010.