It was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard country music charts and he became the youngest singer with a Top 40 hit.
(CNN) -- There are plenty of country songs about how to be a man.
One way is to face the music, and two country crooners did that on Thursday. Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight.
He preferred telling his fans directly, from the comfort of home, to sitting down with the press, he said.
Country singer Ty Herndon says he started revealing his sexuality to friends and family years ago, but he came out publicly this month in an interview with People magazine.
Actor Daniel Franzese, seen here at a screening of "Dirty Girl" in 2011 in Los Angeles, California, revealed to the Los Angeles Dish Nation radio hosts that he is gay.