FUNL Music Double-Feature Event Showcases Artists Amber Hayes & Ty Herndon
Mercy Lounge was filled with fun on Tuesday evening as members of the music industry and media enjoyed funnel cakes, hand-squeezed lemonade and new music from label mates Amber Hayes and Ty Herndon. Nashville-based independent label FUNL Music hosted the special event to showcase the artists on their roster.
Amber Hayes took to the stage first and wowed those in attendance with several songs including “Wait,” “Right As Rain” and “C’mon.” “C’mon,” is positioned to move into the Top 40 on the Music Row chart. In addition to a pair of brand new tracks, she also unveiled a swampy, blues-infused cover of Dolly Parton’s classic “9 to 5” to the delight of the more than 150 attendees on hand.
Amber Hayes was born an entertainer. She was singing, performing, even hosting her own 30-minute Country music show, "Amber & Friends" at state fairs, private parties and corporate events by the time she was eight. Since moving to Nashville a few years ago, Amber has had many opportunities to share the stage with some of country music's hottest new stars like Rodney Atkins, as well as legendary artists Marty Stuart, T.G. Sheppard, Jeannie Seely and others. She also nabbed the coveted role of Kathy Twitty in the national touring play, "It's Only Make Believe – The Conway Twitty Musical," about the life and music of Conway Twitty. The play debuted to rave reviews and a sold out crowd at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville before touring the country.
The audience welcomed to the stage Ty Herndon who sang several hit songs from his past albums. His songs brought much applause as he sang “What Mattered Most” and “Living in a Moment” and he also performed material from his current project, including the title track from the album, “Journey On.” Herndon revealed that the song has been selected as part of a special campaign to fight ALS in partnership with former NFL player Kevin Turner’s charity foundation. Herndon also performed “When We Fly,” the song that earned him a Dove Award earlier this year for Gospel Bluegrass Song of the Year.
Ty just released his eighth studio album in a 15 year career that has earned him three Number One singles and a total of seven Top Ten hits. It is also the first album on which Ty took on the role of songwriter to tell the deeply personal story of the redemption and faith he experienced over the past few years. The resulting tracks are as honest as they are inspiring.
For more information on Ty Herndon visit http://www.tyherndon.net
Source: Bev Moser, Digital Rodeo