Ty Herndon Re-imagines Marc Cohn’s ‘Walking in Memphis’ for New Album [Exclusive Premiere]
Ty Herndon puts a new spin on an old favorite with his re-imagined version of Marc Cohn's 1991 hit "Walking in Memphis." Press play below to listen to Herndon's take on the track, which he's premiering exclusively for readers of The Boot.
Herndon's cover of "Walking in Memphis" comes from Got It Covered, the singer's upcoming new album of cover songs and reconfigurations of his own hits. The song is a popular cover choice -- Cher, Lonestar, Paul Anka and more have all tried their hand at the track -- but Herndon didn't struggle to find a unique spin on the song. "We simply put our own twist on it and rocked it out," he says.
Herndon says the decision to include "Walking in Memphis" on his new project was simple: "I have been a huge fan of Marc Cohn and his writing for a long time," the singer explains. "When choosing this particular song, it was easy. I just love singing it."
His fans love the song just as much as he does, Herndon goes on to say; in fact, his rendition of "Walking in Memphis" has become a staple of his live show. "People simply love singing along," Herndon says, noting that the track "really showcases my gospel roots."
"This particular cut will resonate with a lot of music fans," he adds.
Herndon's new project, Got It Covered, is set for release on Aug. 23. In addition to the version above, the album will include two dance mixes of "Walking in Memphis," one featuring DJ Synthe. The project also features a retooled version of the hit that launched Herndon's career, "What Mattered Most."
Herndon recently hosted 2019's iteration of his Concert for Love and Acceptance, a partnership with GLAAD that supports at-risk youth. Since the singer came out as gay in 2014, he has also helped to found the Ty Herndon Rising Stars Grant, which awards young people committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation through music with $2,500 grants.
Listen to Ty Herndon's "Walking in Memphis"
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