Ty Herndon Performs Moving Cover of Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’ [WATCH]

Ty Herndon shared a stirring performance of a Miley Cyrus hit at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Ty Herndon broke barriers when he made the announcement in 2014 that he was a gay man. Since then, he has become an active supportive figure in the LGBT community and shared his struggles with working in the industry as an openly gay person.

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Herndon took to the stage during this year’s GLAAD Media Awards for an emotional performance that perfectly showcased the struggles and successes he has experienced over the years. He performed a riveting cover of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb”, backed by Anita Cochran and Kristin Henderson-Ellis of Antigone Rising.

Throughout the performance, you can hear the emotion through each note as he sang the lyrics that he obviously held a deep connection to. Herndon was backed by a group of gospel singers who brought the power and sentiment to a soaring peak. Although vocally it wasn’t Herndon’s best performance, it was likely one of the most memorable and meaningful events of his musical career.

“It’s an honor to do my part for love and acceptance,” Herndon said during the award ceremony. “It’s an honor to be here tonight.”
Herndon will act as a co-host of the first Concert for Love and Acceptance, which will feature performances by artists including Billy Gilman and Jamie O’Neal. The GLADD-sponsored concert event will take place in Nashville this June.

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Ty Herndon Performs Moving Cover of Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’ [WATCH]