Tenpenny throws out first pitch
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
– Mitchell Tenpenny performed a different feat on Sunday.
Playing shows in the northeast this past weekend with Chris Young, the Nashville native remained in New York to throw out the first pitch at the New York Mets game against the Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at Citi Field. He brought the team good luck as they beat the Phillies 5-4.
Tenpenny will play the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam and will kick off his special guest slot on Luke Bryan's "Proud To Be Right Here" tour.
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