As the result of a new joint-venture, Sony Music Nashville and Riser House announce the singing of artist and songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny to Riser House/Columbia Nashville.
Tenpenny is gearing up to release his Riser House/Columbia Nashville debut single this spring. An accomplished songwriter, Tenpenny’s upcoming project is destined to be a rich, soul-infused collection of material that is current, gritty, and tethered in themes intrinsic to the South.
A Nashville native with an industry pedigree (his grandmother was Donna Hilley, the esteemed, CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Tenpenny comes from fertile ground with musical influences as far-flung as Michael Jackson, John Mayer, the Oak Ridge Boys, and R. Kelly. The resulting sound is 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, Jake Owen, Brett Young Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Jon Langston, and others.
With a growing foothold in Nashville, Tenpenny (his given name and not a country version of Fifty Cent) is an industry insider/outlier. Someone who has a local’s appreciation of the origins of Nashville and a keen focus on what happens outside of Music City.
Tenpenny was the flagship artist for Riser House, which is a full-service label, artist management, and music publishing company founded by Matt Swanson, Jennifer Johnson and Mitchell Tenpenny.
Sony Music Nashville includes its three country label operations – Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville, and RCA Nashville – and Provident Music Group, one of the world’s leading Christian music companies. Sony Music Nashville is a division of Sony Music Entertainment.