Debut Album Available Everywhere This Friday, Dec. 14
Tenpenny Scores First No. 1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Charts
with Debut Single “Drunk Me”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Riser House/Columbia Nashville recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny celebrated his major label debut album Telling All My Secrets last night in his hometown of Nashville. Tenpenny had much to celebrate with the sold-out City Winery crowd including both his new album and his first Mediabase/Country Aircheck No. 1 single “Drunk Me,” which The New York Times named one of the best songs of 2018.
UMG Nashville singer/songwriter Adam Hambrick kicked off the night to an energetic crowd.
Tenpenny, who CMT declared “a man of soul, swagger and stories of a Nashville gone by” played 10 songs off the forthcoming album the Tampa Bay Times said “can’t come out soon enough,” including the reflective “Walk Like Him” about his late father and fan favorite “Alcohol You Later,” which will be Tenpenny’s second single shipped to country radio in January.
The songwriter known for his wit and grit showed a softer side when he traded his electric guitar for a seat at the piano to perform his romantic track “Somebody’s Got Me,” and had everyone in the audience singing along to an upbeat cover of “Walking In Memphis.”
As the powerhouse vocalist rounded out his set with debut single “Drunk Me,” he said: “Of course, this is something I’ve always dreamed of, so I want to thank everyone involved at country radio, my label, my publishing company, my friends and my incredible songwriters Justin Wilson and Jordan Schmidt… And the fans, for making this our first gold record. This is just as much y’all’s as it is mine.” Tenpenny, Wilson and Schmidt will celebrate the success of “Drunk Me” with a No. 1 party in January.
“Thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart for changing my life this year. This is so incredible. Hometown, thank you!” and emotional Tenpenny said to the high-energy crowd as he left the stage.
A Nashville native, Tenpenny grew up under the watchful eye of Donna Hilley, the first female CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in the very Music Row houses where he wrote more than 200 songs for Telling All My Secrets, 56 of which were presented to the label for consideration on the album.
“It has been Tenpenny’s breakout year” according to People magazine and the power-house vocalist CMT says has “the heart of a songwriter” is showing no signs of slowing down. Named by Pandora as an Artist to Watch in 2019 and the Next Big Thing by Music Row, Tenpenny is currently on his 12-city “Telling All My Secrets Album Release Tour” which kicked off on Dec. 8 in Rome, Georgia and includes last night’s stop in Music City as well as stops in Chicago, Denver and more. Joining him are up-and-coming artists Seaforth, Ross Ellis and Adam Hambrick, on alternating dates as listed below.
“Telling All My Secrets Album Release Tour” dates are as follows:
December 12 Chicago, IL Joe’s on Weed St.~
December 15 Macon, GA The Crazy Bull^
December 20 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection^
December 21 Columbus, OH The Bluestone^
December 22 West Peoria, IL Crusens^
January 4 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe’s^
January 5 Greenville, SC Blind Horse Saloon^
January 11 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater*
January 12 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore*
February 1 Denver, CO The Grizzly Rose*
*denotes a date with Seaforth
^denotes a date with Ross Ellis
~denotes a date with Adam Hambrick
Every ticket purchased online for the “Telling All My Secrets Album Release Tour” includes a copy of the album, Telling All My Secrets. Ticket packages are available now by visiting mitchell10penny.com.
Telling All My Secrets Track Listing with songwriters:
1. Truck I Drove in High School | Mitchell Tenpenny/Jordan Schmidt/Andrew Albert/Devin Dawson
2. Alcohol You Later | Mitchell Tenpenny/Sam Sumser/Michael Lotten
3. All On You | Mitchell Tenpenny/Andrew Albert/Nick Fradiani/Jordan Schmidt
4. Goner | Mitchell Tenpenny/Andrew Albert/Jordan Schmidt
5. Chance Worth Taking | Mitchell Tenpenny/Josh Hoge/Matthew McVaney
6. I Get The Picture | Mitchell Tenpenny/Alex Kline/Michael Whitworth
7. Drunk Me | Mitchell Tenpenny/Jordan Schmidt/Justin Wilson
8. Somebody’s Got Me | Mitchell Tenpenny/Hillary Lindsey/Jordan Schmidt
9. Somebody Ain’t You | Mitchell Tenpenny/Thomas Archer/Dallas Wilson
10. Telling All My Secrets | Mitchell Tenpenny/Jordan Minton/Dallas Wilson
11. Walk Like Him | Mitchell Tenpenny/Justin Ebach/Steven Dale Jones