Jamie O'Neal + Ty Herndon: Merry Christmas Baby - The Holiday Show


Franklin Theatre Fri, Dec 8 8:00 PM


Jamie O'Neal

O'Neal is a Platinum-selling 4 x Grammy nominated country singer-songwriter who became a household name in 2001 with her back-to-back #1 singles, "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." With multiple hits that followed, including "Shiver”, “Trying To Find Atlantis" and"Somebody's Hero," Jamie’s career caught fire. She earned numerous accolades including an ACM award, Billboard Award, CMA nominations along with Grammy nominations. O’Neal has appeared on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Emeril cooking show, Craig Kilborn and numerous other national tv shows. While she has penned most of her own songs, Jamie has also written songs for such notable artists as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, Idina Menzel, CeCe Winans (Grammy winning album) and more. Her voice can be heard internationally in major motion pictures including Allby Myself for Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones’ Baby. She was also picked to perform with Carrie Underwood when she needed the perfect duet partner for CMT’s 100 greatest duets with ‘Does He Love You’.“ I’m so happy to finally get some new original music out there for the fans” says O’Neal about her new album ‘Sometimes’. Critics raved about the new music from her newest album release with Rolling Stone country touting“ She hasn’t lost an iota of her powerhouse vocal talent” while People Magazine’s Tomás Mier says “The new rendition of the track ‘There Is No Arizona’ with Lauren Alaina features a vocal-driven, more anthemic sound compared to the 2000 original. "American Songwriter's Tricia Despres chronicled how the version with Lauren Alaina "had both singers pushing each other to new heights," while Wide Open Country's Bobby Moore picked the collaboration for their Five New Songs You Need to Hear and characterized the track as "jazz and pop-infused glory." The album features new versions of some of her biggest hits re-recorded as duets with special guests Lauren Alaina, Martina McBride, Sara Evans and John Paul White of The Civil Wars fame. Singles off the album have featured heavily on Spotify Playlists including New Boots,  Women of Country, New Traditions Country Heroes and several top Apple Music playlists. The album contains 8 brand new songs including the kick off single ‘The World Goes On’ which O’Neal says reminds us all who are going through hard times that “even though life is filled with ups and downs tomorrow brings us new chances, renewed faith and inner strength that we can get through the bad times to better days. If 2020 showed us anythingit’s that life is fragile and family and friends are what truly matter. Music has the ability to live on forever and be healing to us all and I’m just so excited to have my new music out there plus some of my hits in this fresh new way! We’re finally back out on the road again with new songs and I’m loving getting to see the fans enjoying live music again!”

Ty Herndon

Ty Herndon has lived a life and career of extreme highs and lows and for the first time brings his full journey from darkness to light and back again to his music with JACOB, a new album of highly personal songs touching on themes ranging from addiction, recovery, and mental fitness to lost love, self-discovery and personal freedom.
Herndon burst onto the country music scene and made his chart debut in 1995 with “What Mattered Most,” which became his first No. 1 song and garnered a Song of the Year award (Music Row Magazine). It was also the title track to his first album, which debuted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and had the biggest first-week shipment in the history of Epic Records Nashville.
Between 1995 and 2002, Herndon charted 17 singles, including his three No.1s and numerous top 10 hits, such as “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On,” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He topped the charts in 1996 with the single “Living in a Moment” and again in 1998 with “It Must Be Love.”
In 2014, Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay in an exclusive with People magazine. He received an outpouring of support that only strengthened his relationship with fans and the country music community, all while expanding his reach to new and diverse audiences. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted a first-of- its-kind country music event, The Concert for Love and Acceptance, now an annual event that provides a stage for LGBTQ and ally artists.
In 2020, Herndon found himself back at No. 1 — this time on iTunes with his remake of “Orphans of God,” a collaboration with Kristin Chenoweth and Paul Cardall featured on his holiday release, Regifted. JACOB is his first album of all new music since 2016’s House on Fire.
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning, Ty’s voice is stronger than it’s ever been, and he’s using it to make a difference. In 2020, he created the Foundation For Love & Acceptance to further his work on behalf of LGBTQ acceptance and lends his time and talent to MusiCares, which has supported Ty through his own struggles and supports those in the music industry with a safety net of services. In 2022, he joined Pivotal Moments Media as a Brand Ambassador and as the first artist signed to the organization’s new record label, Pivotal Records.