"Ty Herndon" (born Boyd Tyrone Herndon on May 2, 1962 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American country music singer from Butler, Alabama. Herndon shot to fame in the mid 1990s, when his debut single, "What Mattered Most," hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
Ty Herndon became involved in music as a teenager, playing the piano and singing Gospel music. Shortly after graduating highschool, 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 circut 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.
In July 1995, just as his success...
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