The fear of many a gay artist, no matter if they are a singer or an actor, is that coming out will have some negative effect on their career, if not just kill it outright. Country artist Ty Herndon tour schedule is prooving that mentality wrong.
Ever since coming out publicly as a gay man late last year, Herndon has been mixing his regular concert tour dates with things like LA Pride, the GLAAD Media Awards, the Gay Men’s Chorus of LA’s Voice Awards and Pride Night at Dodgers Stadium.
‘I keep coming off tour to show up and do these things that are so important,’ Herndon, 51, told Gay Star News while at the Voice Awards.
‘It’s good to be busy. It’s a whirlwind right now,’ he said. ‘I remember a time in my life it was always like that and I also remember a time, just a short five years ago, I was sitting on my couch and just wishing the phone would ring.
Of course, we all have a hand in making this happen and sustaining out artists. By supporting our own, we can show the entertainment industry that being out isn’t a career killer. Now, go out and listen to some Chely Wright and Billy Gillman.