Ty Herndon on Being Gay: ‘I’m Still The Same Person’

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Ty Herndon

Ty Herndon sat down with Entertainment Tonight and People to share his truth about being a Country music singer who is also gay. The ET interview will air tonight (Nov. 20). “I’m still the same person. Fans just know a little more about me now,” he said.

He also discussed the significance of Kacey Musgraves’s LGBT-approving hit “Follow Your Arrow” winning CMA Song of the Year.

Herndon, best known for the ‘90s hits “What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment” and “It Must Be Love,” continues to make music and tour. His latest album, Lies I Told Myself, was released in 2013. In the ET interview, he said the biggest lie he told himself is “that I couldn’t be gay in Country music.”

Supporting Herndon during his public coming out is longtime partner Matt, and fellow Country singer Chely Wright, who also came out in recent years.

Herndon said he hopes gay children know, “They can be loved by God, they can be married one day, they can have a family, they can give their parents grandkids. And they’re not broken, they’re not sinners and they’re perfectly beautiful.”


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