Ty Herndon Opens Up About Revealing New Video

The video features a giant spiderweb that Ty calls “the web of lies.”

photo by Valeisha Pedigo/Susan Niles PR

Overcoming obstacles and negativity are strong themes in Ty Herndon’s new single, “Lies I Told Myself,” so it’s fitting that when it came time to cast the video, he chose only people who were conquering obstacles in their own lives.

Among them was actress Donna Scott, the widow of film director Tony Scott, who took his own life in August 2012. It is the seventh of Ty’s music videos to co-star Donna, who was his girlfriend when he was 18 and remained a close friend. She has “always been my video vixen,” says Ty, who is the godfather of Donna and Tony Scott’s twin sons. “It was awesome to have her.”

Tony Scott was best known as the director of the films Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop 2, and a producer of the CBS-TV series The Good Wife.

Ty also enlisted another longtime collaborator for the “Lies I Told Myself” video: veteran director Steven Goldmann. It was the 11th clip he’s made with Steven, who directed this one from a wheelchair because he’s battling cancer. “He’s been really, really sick,” Ty tells Country Weekly, “but he’s getting better and we’re praying that he will make a full recovery.”

The video, shot in Steven’s home base of Los Angeles, features a giant spiderweb that Ty describes as “the web of lies.” Donna plays “a black widow hanging all the lies on the web,” a video concept Ty credits to Steven.

Read more of our conversation with Ty Herndon in the Nov. 18 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Nov. 11.

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