Ty Herndon is recording his first country album in seven years, and he's turning to his fans for their support. The singer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording, manufacturing and distribution for the new project.

"With any album there is so much that goes in to it," Herndon states in a press release. "First, there is writing and picking the songs. Then recording them, then mix and master. Then you need to print them and distribute them. There are marketing costs, video costs, etc., all that go into getting the album to the public. I need help covering these costs and am asking you to help me finish the album and get it out – all the while having really cool unique experiences along the way!"

Herndon shot to fame in 1995 with his first single, 'What Mattered Most,' reaching No. 1. He scored two additional No. 1 hits with 'Living in a Moment' and 'It Must Be Love,' but over the next few years he struggled with a series of personal and legal issues that derailed his career. Subsequent releases were scattered and didn't enjoy nearly the same level of success.

He bounced back in 2010 with the release of a gospel album, 'The Journey,' which garnered him a Dove award and a Grammy nomination. He recently released a new single titled 'Lies I Told Myself' through digital channels. That song is the title track from the forthcoming album, for which Herndon hopes to raise $25,000 by Aug. 6.

Herndon's Kickstarter campaign is offering fans unique experiences in return for various levels of support, including horseback riding or dinner with the singer, a cameo role in his video, or the opportunity to record with him in the studio.

For more information about the campaign, click here.