In an exclusive interview with People Magazine , country music star Ty Herndon has come out as gay. The wide ranging interview encompasses Herndon's childhood, his struggle with accepting his sexual orientation, his career in the country music industry, his strong faith, and his hope for LGBT youth. Both the singer and his partner are practicing Christians, and Herndon says it's taken time to reconcile his faith with his sexuality. But he's getting there.
Country Star Ty Herndon: 'I'm an Out, Proud and Happy Gay Man'
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He rose to prominence with the release of his country rap single " Old Town Road ", which first achieved viral popularity on the social media app TikTok in early before climbing music charts internationally and becoming diamond certified by November of that same year. Nas X came out as gay while "Old Town Road" was atop the Hot , becoming the only artist to do so while having a number-one record. In , he released the single " Holiday " which peaked at number 37 on the Hot Three years later, he moved in with his father, a gospel singer,  north of the city in Austell, Georgia. Although initially reluctant to leave, he later regarded it as an important decision: "There's so much shit going on in Atlanta—if I would have stayed there, I would have fallen in with the wrong crowd. He spent much of his teenage years alone, and turned to the Internet, "particularly Twitter, creating memes that showed his disarming wit and pop-culture savvy. He attended Lithia Springs High School and graduated in
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All of these albums have produced 65 singles, 25 of which have reached number one on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts. His Soul2Soul II Tour , which was done in partnership with his wife, Faith Hill , is one of the highest-grossing tours in country music history, and one of the top five among all genres of music. He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She lived in the same apartment building as Tug McGraw, who was playing baseball for Jacksonville.
John Royce Mathis born September 30, is an American singer-songwriter of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music , he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date. Mathis has received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for three separate recordings. Although frequently described as a romantic singer, his discography includes traditional pop , Brazilian and Spanish music , soul , rhythm and blues , show tunes , Tin Pan Alley , soft rock , blues , country music , and even a few disco songs for his album Mathis Magic in