Tenpenny announces Opry debut
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
– Mitchell Tenpenny will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The Riser House/Columbia Nashville recording artist will perform five days after the official radio impact of "Alcohol You Later," his newest single, on Monday.
Tenpenny' Telling All My Secrets dropped Dec. 14 and earned the best country first-week showing for a major label debut album of 2018 with 20,000 units. The 11-song project includes "Alcohol You Later," which was written by Tenpenny, Michael Lotten and Sam Sumser who also produced this track, and his hit, "Drunk Me."
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