Some might say what you see is what you get, and that’s the beauty of Kansas City, Missouri native Joey Herd. He is the epitome of a midwestern country boy, putting God first and his family second. His love for entertaining and songwriting is nothing short of “real country,” making him relatable to country fans across the nation. In fact, Herd lives by this quote, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”—Malcolm S. Forbes.
At 12-years-old Joey was learning how to play guitar, drums, and the art of storytelling through musical lyrics. Music was a God-given talent that Joey discovered shortly after writing his first song “Far Far Away.” Behind every song Joey writes and records there is a story and a purpose, and behind that purpose is a man who works hard to support his family while working to make his dreams become a reality. With influences like Neal McCoy, George Strait and Lee Brice, his music will inspire those who are reminiscent of the days when traditional country was popular.
Herd’s accomplishments include winning the CMA Vocal Competition in Nashville for his cover of Chris Cagle’s “What A Beautiful Day” and Best Original Performance for his song “Free Ride.” He was also named Missouri Entertainer of the Year, where he currently resides and still performs frequently in the Ozarks. In 2014, Herd released his first album “How It Feels,” which encompasses a little something for every listener.
The majority of the tracks were co-written by Joey along with other hit songwriters in his circle, including legendary country music songwriter, Paul Overstreet, who contributed to the album with his song “Country Life.” The legendary Jordanaires who were an American vocal quartet that formed as a gospel group in 1948, and who also sang backup vocals for Elvis Presley also accompanied Joey on backup vocals on the song titled “Beers In A Bucket.”
“This album was all about not holding your feelings back and taking life by the horns when the opportunity is given to you. Each and every one of us have something to offer,” says Herd.
Fans have been waiting for new music and Herd is more ready than ever to deliver. “The Mirror Never Lies” is the first single off the brand new album and is set to release on Friday March 15th, 2019. With the help of industry executives and the support of family & friends, “The Mirror Never Lies” is the perfect title track to introduce Joey Herd to country music fans. You can download the new single on iTunes, Amazon and all digital streaming platforms.