Boyd Tyrone Herndon, 2 May 1962, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Country singer Herndon grew up with a background of family singing, both at home and in church. He went to Nashville to seek his fortune, but through bad management agreements, he made no progress and his mother lost her house. The album track Hat Full Of Rain summarizes his problems: Ive been ridin through the storm, feelin weary and worn. He kept plugging away at his music and in 1993, he became the Texas Entertainer Of The Year. Nashville welcomed him back and his debut album for Epic Records, What Mattered Most, included guest vocals from Joe Diffie and Patty Loveless. The title track, a dramatic ballad, was a US country chart-topper, while Herndon dipped into the Jim Croce songbook for You Dont Mess Around With Jim.
The 1996 follow-up Living In A Moment was a disappointment, suffering from a shortage of stand-out...