(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 2, 2022) Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning country artist Ty Herndon, in partnership with Pivotal Moments Media, has released a new episode of Herndon’s new podcast, SOUNDBOARD. The new episode features hitmaker singer-songwriter, Michael Ray. Ray discusses breaking patterns, holding onto hope, and mental toughness techniques he practices to keep his mind fit for his career and life. Ray recently had his single “Whiskey and Rain” reach the No. 1 spot on country radio, but his success has not come without hard work, highs, and lows.
Herndon expresses his excitement about Michael getting to come on the podcast to encourage and share his story.“Michael Ray is a rising superstar with some incredible success under his belt already and a long career ahead of him. I’m so honored that he took this opportunity to share the work he has done and continues to do to ensure that he remains mentally fit through the ups and downs that this business brings.”
As this season of SOUNDBOARD continues, fans can expect other celebrity guests such as CMT Host Cody Alan, Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-Winning singer-songwriter Crystal Lewis, and rising viral pop sensation, Auti. New episodes will be released on alternating Wednesdays and fans can listen to future and past episodes 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,” “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. 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.
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.
On July 15, Herndon released his long-awaited new project, JACOB. His most personal album to date, Herndon revealed the true meaning behind the project in a PEOPLE exclusive where he delves into his past addiction to crystal meth, rehab, sexual trauma, hitting rock bottom, and his battle with mental illness.
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