Tenpenny visits TODAY
Thursday, January 3, 2019
– Mitchell Tenpenny, who achieved country's biggest new artist debut of 2018 last week, will perform his hit "Drunk Me" on NBC's TODAY show on Tuesday.
Tenpenny, who will sing during the 9 a.m. hour, released his full-length major label debut, "Telling All My Secrets," about three weeks ago. He sold 20,000 units, the best debut showing for a major label debut in 2018.
"What an incredible gift I received on Christmas Eve," said 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."
Tenpenny's Telling All My Secrets Album Release Tour launched Dec. 8, in Rome, Ga. and continues through Feb. 1 with stops in 11 cities with special guests Adam Hambrick, Seaforth and Ross Ellis. Tenpenny then joins Old Dominion's "Make It Sweet Tour" from Feb. 27 through April 27 a
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