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Grammy-Nominated Country Artist Ty Herndon Performs at UI

October 09, 2017

Ty Herndon, a Grammy-nominated country music performing artist, will tell his story and perform during separate events this month on the University of Idaho Moscow campus.


Herndon has had four No. 1 singles and more than 20 chart-topping songs during his career. In 2014, Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay.


The Dove award-winning recording artist will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the UI Administration Building Auditorium. The concert is part of a nationwide tour and follows the release of Herndon’s latest album, “House on Fire.” Tickets start at $15 and are available by calling the UI Ticket Office at 208-885-7212 or by visiting


Earlier in the day, Herndon will discuss his experience coming out as gay in the country music industry, share stories and answer questions as part of an open forum.


“A conversation with Ty Herndon is a unique opportunity to learn more about his coming out process in the country music industry and will provide a different narrative to the LGBTQA community,” said Julia Keleher, program coordinator for the LGBTQA Office in UI’s Office of Equity and Diversity.


The question-and-answer session is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission to the question-and-answer session is free.

Media Contacts:

Brad Gary

Communications Coordinator



Jeremy Barron

Associate Director, Event and Support Services


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