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Ty Herndon puts a country twist on “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”

The country star has put together some groovy crossover tunes.
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Ty Herndon website

Gay singer Ty Herndon is hoping his signature country sound crosses over to the dance floor in a series of four new releases including a cover of Whitney Houston's, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

Ty has been traveling recently to headline at Pride festivals across America and as a gift to his fans, he's put together some dance-worthy covers.

“I have truly had the time of my life playing Pride festivals across America,” said Ty. “But, as much as the fans love country music, I noticed that I needed to bump up the party factor a bit.”

The first of these party favors is “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” a collaboration with DJ Little Steve which debuted during Market Days in Chicago. 

The remaining three tunes will be released within the coming weeks. 

“This was such a fun project. I feel like my country fans and LGBTQ fans will love this.” Ty said, adding how fun it was to work with DJ Little Steve. “He’s a talented cat. And he’s 16 years old. One thing I have always loved doing is giving up-and-coming artists a chance to do something great. Little Steve rocked it. We recorded two of my hits, along with a couple of songs by artists that I love. I hope everyone has a blast listening to and dancing to these songs.”

Ty came out publically in 2014 almost twenty years after he reigned supreme over the country charts with his hit "What Mattered Most."

He supports a variety of causes most notably GLAAD, who he partners with for his annual Concert for Love and Acceptance fundraiser held in Nashville each year. The musical extravaganza showcases LGBTQ musicians and allies. This year’s concert, hosted by Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan, featured performances by Ty, country music icons Tanya Tucker and Vince Gill along with Cam, Cassadee Pope, Calum Scott, Michael Ray and many others.

Just in time for the holidays, the handsome singer released a rendition of “O Holy Night” featuring Crystal Lewis, available now on all platforms.