Ty Herndon’s Record-Breaking Achievement

Ty Herndon has achieved something no other Country artist has done on CMT.com For the week ending Dec. 12, Herndon’s new “Journey On” video garnered enough views on CMT.com to make it one of the five most-watched videos on the entire website, allowing it placement on CMT’s High 5 Video Countdown.  “Journey On” is the first video to land on the countdown without already being in rotation on the network.

“Journey On” is the signature song for The Kevin Turner Foundation in its campaign to fight ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  The video opens with a personal message from Turner, a former Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots NFL football player who was diagnosed with the disease in May 2010.  Herndon and Turner first met earlier this year at an ALS benefit, which resulted in a music video being shot in Nashville by renowned directors Flick Wiltshire and Steven Goldmann. 

The “Journey On” video is currently available for purchase at iTunes, with all proceeds benefiting the Kevin Turner Foundation and its efforts to fund research for an ALS cure.  Donations are also accepted at www.KevinTurnerFoundation.org.

Herndon’s Journey On album was recently nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award in the “Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album” category.  The Inspirational-Country project has already earned the singer a 2010 Dove Award for the song, “When We Fly.”  The highly personal album also marks Herndon’s debut as a songwriter, having co-written every song on the project.

Ty Herndon’s 15-year career has produced more than four million album sales and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country charts, including “What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment” and “It Must Be Love.”  Among his eight studio albums and 17 charted singles are the Top 10 hits, “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On (To a Woman Letting Go)” and “Hands of a Working Man.” 

Visit www.TyHerndon.net or www.KevinTurnerFoundation.org for more information.