Ty Herndon, Country Singer, Comes Out as Gay: "I Get to Be Free Today"

November 21, 2014 6:55 AM

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Ty Herndon, Country Singer, Comes Out as Gay: "I Get to Be Free Today"

Ty Herndon is, as Kacey Musgraves would say, following his arrow. On Thursday, Nov. 20, nearly two decades after he first came to fame with the No. 1 hit single "What Mattered Most," the 52-year-old country singer publicly came out as gay in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Asked by ET correspondent Nischelle Turner to reveal the biggest lie he'd ever told himself — a reference to his 2013 album Lies I Told Myself — Herndon replied, "That I couldn't be gay and be in country music. I've dreamed about being in country music since I was 6 years old. It's my life, it's wha...

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