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Tenpenny gets "Naughty"

Friday, October 8, 2021 – Mitchell Tenpenny will release "Naughty List," an 11-song Christmas album on Oct. 29.

The disc is an expansion of his EP, "Neon Christmas," which came out in 2020. "I love all Christmas music," said Tenpenny, who just put out the three-song EP, "Midtown Diaries."

"It always brings me back to my childhood and sharing the holidays with my family. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' is probably my favorite of all time. Makes me think of sitting by the fire and watching Christmas movies. But I love that I was able to write a few new songs that are included too."

Produced by Tenpenny, Jordan M. Schmidt and Lindsay Rimes, "Naughty List" contains all seven songs on Mitchell's "Neon Christmas" EP released in 2020, as well as four additional tracks including two originals co-written by Tenpenny, "Don't Hang The Mistletoe" and "I Hope It Snows."

The track listing is:
1. Neon Christmas (Mitchell Tenpenny/Lindsay Rimes/Matt Rogers)
2. Snow Angels (Mitchell Tenpenny/Ernest Keith Smith/Rafe Tenpenny)
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane)
4. Naughty List (Mitchell Tenpenny/Andy Albert/Jordan Schmidt)
5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne)
6. Don't Hang The Mistletoe (Mitchell Tenpenny/Kyle Clark/Jordan Schmidt)
7. Joy To The World (Public Domain)
8. Jingle Bell Rock (Joe Beal/Jim Boothe)
9. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (J. Fred Coots/Haven Gillespie)
10. I Hope It Snows (feat. Meghan Patrick) (Mitchell Tenpenny/Jeff Cibulka/Meghan Patrick)
11. O Holy Night (Public Domain)


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