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Mitchell Tenpenny Achieves Biggest New Artist Debut Of 2018



Breakthrough singer/songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny achieved country’s biggest new artist debut of 2018. On Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Tenpenny made his first album entry by amassing 20,000 units of his Telling All My Secrets (Riser House/Columbia Nashville), the best first-week showing for a major label country debut album in 2018.   

The Christmas week’s second-highest charting non-seasonal country album, Telling All My Secrets claims No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (total album equivalent consumption) and No. 1 on Nielsen Music’s Top Current Country Albums chart (traditional album sales). Released on December 14, Tenpenny’s album features the Gold-certified #1 airplay smash “Drunk Me,” which was lauded by the New York Times as one of the Best Songs of the Year (all genres) and made multiple Amazon Music “Most Played” and “Best Of” year-end lists. Telling All My Secrets is available to download and stream HERE.

“What an incredible gift I received on Christmas Eve,” remarked Mitchell Tenpenny. “I was so pleasantly surprised with the news that Telling All My Secrets debuted on the Billboard album chart in such a huge way!

Credit: Matthew Berinato

Tenpenny emphasized, “I can’t say this enough: What’s happening in my life right now is something I’ve always dreamed about! I have to thank the producers, co-writers, musicians, engineers and mixers on the album, as well as my incredible fans, friends, band members, management, booking agency, record label and publishing company team members.” He added, “I also send a special shout out to country radio, brand partners, music industry supporters, media critics and other artists who have embraced what I do.

“From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate you all for changing my life in 2018!”

Growing up on Music Row under the watchful eye of his grandmother, industry veteran and first female CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Donna Hilley, Tenpenny is no stranger to the Music Row houses where he crafted his Riser House/Columbia Nashville debut album. The soulful vocalist wrote 56 songs in preparation for the album narrowing it down to 11 strong tracks, which include his No.1 hit, “Drunk Me,” and the singer/songwriter’s next single, “Alcohol You Later,” due out in January.

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