(Nashville, Tenn. – Aug 17, 2022) Groundbreaking Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning country artist Ty Herndon, in partnership with Pivotal Moments Media, launched a new podcast titled SOUNDBOARD. The long-form podcast features conversations with high-profile artists discussing their struggles and wins along their mental fitness journeys. The series is designed to mirror the themes of Herndon’s new album JACOB, which hit the charts this July. This debut episode features international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter LeAnn Rimes in conversation with Herndon as she shares her best practices for mental fitness. SOUNDBOARD Episode 1 is available here.
Herndon elaborates on the mission behind the podcast, “This podcast is all about using the power each of us has to turn up the positive voices in our heads and turn down those negative thoughts that creep in and sow doubt and despair. I’m looking forward to speaking with some of my amazing fellow artists in music and entertainment about how they stay mentally fit amid the chaos of all that life throws at them personally and professionally.”
Others scheduled to appear include CMT Host Cody Alan, country singer-songwriter Michael Ray, Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-Winning singer-songwriter Crystal Lewis, and rising viral pop sensation, Auti. New episodes will be released on alternating Wednesdays starting today. SOUNDBOARD is available on all major streaming platforms.
About Ty Herndon: Herndon burst onto the scene and made his chart debut in 1995 with “What Mattered Most,” which became his first No. 1 song and garnered a Song of the Year award (Music Row Magazine). It was also the title track to his first album, which debuted on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and had the biggest first-week shipment in the history of Epic Records Nashville. Between 1995 and 2002, Herndon charted 17 singles, including his three No.1s and numerous top 10 hits, such as “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” and “A Man Holding On,” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He topped the charts in 1996 with the single “Living in a Moment” and again in 1998 with “It Must Be Love.” In 2014, Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay in an exclusive with People magazine. He received an outpouring of support that only strengthened his relationship with fans and the country music community, expanding his reach to new and diverse audiences. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted a first-of-its-kind country music event, The Concert for Love and Acceptance, now an annual event that provides a stage for LGBTQ and allied artists. In 2020, he created the Foundation For Love & Acceptance to further his work on behalf of LGBTQ youth. Herndon found himself back at No. 1 in 2020 — this time on iTunes with his remake of “Orphans of God,” a collaboration with Kristin Chenoweth and Paul Cardall featured on his holiday release, Regifted. Over the last year, he has been working on the new album, JACOB, his first of all-new music since 2016’s House On Fire. Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning, Herndon’s voice is stronger than ever, and he’s using it to make a difference. In addition to his own foundation, Herndon lends his time and talent to MusiCares, which has supported Herndon through his struggles and supports those in the music industry with a safety net of services. In 2022, he joined Pivotal Moments Media as a Brand Ambassador and as the first artist signed to the organization’s new record label, Pivotal Records. For more information on Ty Herndon, please visit TyHerndon.com, and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Pivotal Moments Media: Pivotal Moments Media recognizes that many people do not get the information and education to identify and cope with mental health issues early enough. Recent health reports indicate that we live in an unprecedented mental health crisis, and our youth are especially affected (HHS). The PMM platform will curate and produce education and entertainment through its website, film, music, and other avenues with resources to encourage mental fitness. Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn / Website