Ty Herndon’s life and musical journey has had its ups and downs. His first musical success came in the 1990s, but his life took a turn in the early 2000s when he entered rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. However, he returned to music at the end of the 2000s, releasing his album, About nowin 2007.
“I felt like an outsider in a company that I know absolutely everything about,” Herndon said. Taste of Country Nights’ Evan Paul on his return. “I moved to Los Angeles…and it’s like you blink and six years have passed. I haven’t done any music. I’m having way too much fun.”
When he returned to music, Reba McEntire shared some important career restart tips with him that he still holds today.
“I remember something Reba said to me a long time ago,” he continues. “‘If we’re in this business, we’re going to have to reinvent ourselves all the time,’ she says. ‘But the basis of you and your eyeballs and who you are will remain in your music.’ She said: “Reinvention is kind of listening to who the cool new songwriters are, who the cool new producers are, who’s a great drummer who played on someone’s record ten years ago , but somehow comes back. You find people who are really in it to win it.”
These days, Herndon is reinventing itself yet again. He released his latest album, Jacob, on July 15, which comes after another low point in his life. In 2020, Herndon’s crystal meth addiction resumed and he nearly died. At its lowest, he sat in his apartment with 27 Ambien tablets in his hand, ready to end his life, he said. People.
Herndon shared more about his addiction journey and his new album with Taste of Country earlier this month.
“I thought, ‘I’m not going to make it out alive.’ And a calm came over me, man,” he said. “It was the most peaceful thing. I decided that I was going to leave this earth. You know, I did it. I leave a legacy of music. I leave very good things behind me. My family is peaceful . My nephew has grown up. It’s a good time to go. People will remember you in a good place.”
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