Nashville, TN – Singer/songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny has released his self-titled EP and debut single, “Drunk Me,” on Riser House/Columbia Nashville. The EP, which includes new and previously released music (track listing below), showcases Tenpenny’s rich, gritty, soul-infused music that is tethered in themes intrinsic to the South. Get the self-titled EP and 1st single HERE. […]
BEFORE THE FAME, BEFORE THE NATIONWIDE TOURS, BEFORE THE ‘BITCHES’…MITCHELL TENPENNY WAS JUST A KID FROM NASHVILLE WHO LIKED FOOTBALL, HARD CORE ROCK & HANGING OUT AT HIS GRANDMOTHER’S OFFICE. NASHVILLE SINCE 1989. To most musicians & songwriters, Nashville is a destination. They drop everything, scrape together what money they have, and move to the […]
Mitchell Tenpenny is an industry insider/outlier. Someone who has a local’s appreciation for the origins of Nashville and keen focus on what happens outside of Music City.
The rugged individualist operates with complete confidence and comfort in the space between contradictory themes. He is a creative thinker with a keen business sense. He is fiercely competitive, but is equally vocal proponent for his industry colleagues. He finds inspiration in music as diverse as Michael Jackson and the Oak Ridge Boys.
And none of that seems the least bit unusual or out of whack to the Nashville native with an industry pedigree (his grandmother was industry legend Donna Hilley who shaped the musical landscape of country music as CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing). He lives his life and his budding musical career on both ends of the spectrum.
He’s authentic thanks in large part to Tenpenny’s fearless skill as a songwriter, which includes a Top 5 hit for Granger Smith, “If the Boot Fits,” and time spent opening for a variety of influential artists including Smith, Dustin Lynch (Ride of Die Tour), Maren Morris (Renegade Revival Run), Jake Owen, Brett Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Gary Allan, and others.