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MUSIC Ty Herndon releasing 'personal' album 'Jacob' on July 15
2022-05-13

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Out gay Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning country artist Ty Herndon announced the release date of his forthcoming album, Jacob.

Jacob—called Herndon's "most personal album to date"—will be out July 15. In the album (which fuses country, rock and gospel), Herndon "chronicles new parts of his life never before shared," according to a press release.

Herndon got the album title from the Biblical Old Testament figure, Jacob, who dealt with severe challenges and mistakes before rising to become a leader of his tribe.

In addition, the album will be accompanied by the release of a new, 10-episode podcast hosted by Herndon in Partnership with Pivotal Moments Media and featuring conversations with high-profile artists discussing their struggles and wins along their mental-fitness journeys. The series is designed to mirror the themes of the upcoming album and will be launched in June.

Some songs on the album include "Hallelujah," "Damn Good Feeling," "Sleeping with a Stranger" and "Standing in the Whiskey."

In 2014, Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay in an exclusive with People magazine.


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