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Tenpenny tells all in December

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Nashville native Mitchell Tenpenny will be "Telling All My Secrets" when his major label debut disc drops in December.

Tenpenny, who released an EP earlier this year, is out on Dec. 14 on Riser House/Columbia Nashville. The disc features his hit "Drunk Me," which went top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart this week.

"The secret is out," Tenpenny said. "So thankful to finally share what I've been working on with y'all."

Tenpenny has music in his background because his grandmother is industry veteran and first female CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Donna Hilley,

Tenpenny wrote 56 songs in preparation for the album narrowing it down to 11 strong tracks, including "Alcohol You Later" and exclusively to digital and vinyl, "Bitches." The tracks were featured on Tenpenny's self-titled EP.

"I'm proud of the success of a track like 'Bitches.' It is always a favorite at our shows, but for a new listener I understand it could be a bit divisive. The song isn't about girls or guys, it is about cheaters and liars and haters and bullies. I hate bullies, and I hate people that pick on others. Sometimes there is only one word for a certain emotion. In this case, it was bitch. I'm excited to 'share all my secrets' on this album so fans get the full picture of what I'm about."

The track list is:
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

Tenpenny has toured with Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Brett Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dustin Lynch. Tenpenny will join Old Dominion in 2019 for their Make It Sweet Tour.

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