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Tenpenny plans Ryman headlining show

Monday, March 9, 2020 – Mitchell Tenpenny will headline his first concert at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 10 with proceeds going to the 10Penny Fund in partnership with Sarah Cannon.

Tenpenny's Night Owl fan club members will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday with the public sale set for this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.

"I grew up in Nashville attending concerts in most of the city's many venues, but the dream to have the opportunity to headline the Ryman Auditorium seems too surreal," he said. "We have many special plans for this show, and I'm grateful in advance to all my fans who will join us in supporting a wonderful cause that unfortunately all too many families understand."

Tenpenny created the 10Penny Fund in 2018 to provide inspiration and to support programs that help build community, motivate patients and encourage healing for people facing cancer and their loved ones. His outreach grew from his own personal experiences dealing with his father's cancer and what his family learned through the process. In 2019, he teamed up with Sarah Cannon and the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare to renovate the 'Family Room' at the American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in downtown Nashville.

Tenpenny wrapped his headlining Anything She Says Tour this weekend with back-to-back sold-out concerts. The tour launched its 25-city run in 2019 with a sold-out hometown show in Nashville. Special guests included RCA Nashville rising duo Seaforth (Tom Jordan, Mitchell Thompson) and Arista Nashville's Adam Doleac.

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