Ty Herndon has had multiple No. 1 country hits since his career launched in 1995, but after a series of personal and professional setbacks, he’s just released his first country album in seven years.

"Seven years flies by,” Herndon says in a press release. “I can't believe it's been that long since the last country album. It's great to jump back in country music with one of the best albums I feel like I've done since ‘What Mattered Most.' Some great songs on this record, I had a lot of fun and I can't wait for it to get out and the fans to get ahold of it.”

The album’s title track, penned by Neal Coty and Neil Carpenter, is also the first single from the new release. Herndon says the song “is so beautiful and so well written, and was a pleasure to perform it."

Herndon might not be releasing the album if it weren’t for the support of his fans, who helped fund the project through a Kickstarter campaign this summer. In return, the singer offered unique experiences for different 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.

‘Lies I Told Myself’ was released on Tuesday (Oct. 22).