Press Release




TORONTO, ONRiser House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville artist Mitchell Tenpenny is releasing his new 20-track album today, This Is The Heavy. Mitchell co-wrote every song on the record with some of Nashville’s finest including Thomas Archer, Brad Clawson, Rodney Clawson, Devin Dawson, Chris DeStefano, Seth Ennis, Kyle Fishman, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Josh Kear, Laura Veltz, and more. He produced the project with Jordan M. Schmidt. Listen to This Is The Heavy HERE. Watch the album video playlist HERE.

Mitchell spoke with Holler Country about his emphasis on writing for this album. “I’m a songwriter first…I always want the songs I’m cutting to be the songs I wrote,” he said. “That’s really the only way for me to make you believe what I’m saying and allows me to say whatever I want. I have no limits when I’m writing for myself, and I love that challenge and that freedom.”
See what press is saying about This is the Heavy so far:

“Mitchell Tenpenny blazes his own trail on new 20-track album. A charming facet to Tenpenny’s music that has been ever-present since the beginning is his references to Nashville. Between him singing about a house party off of Franklin Pike on ‘More Than Whiskey Does’ and his many mentions of bars in midtown, the songwriter is intentional with including details about his hometown.” – Music Row

“This collection has the makings to take Tenpenny to new heights. It’s adventurous enough to draw new fans in and is authentically Tenpenny enough for his existing following. Whether he’s singing about not wanting to see an ex, drinking through a heartache, or being lost in memories, he is able to tell the descriptive stories he wants to.” – Nash News

“Ask anyone in Nashville who the best five singers in town are and I’ll bet you any amount of the money that the name that comes up amongst the most will be Mitchell Tenpenny.” – Entertainment Focus

Next Wednesday, September 21 Mitchell will play the Grand Ole Opry and his performance will be filmed for a future “Opry Live” show on the Circle Network. Airdate to be announced soon.

Mitchell also made chart history this week with his #1 single “Truth About You.” The gold-selling song’s top of the chart success is the shortest span between #1 songs in the modern chart era with just three weeks since his last chart topper. On August 22, Tenpenny’s co-penned collaboration with labelmate Chris Young, “At The End Of A Bar,” reached #1.


This Is The Heavy Track Listing:
1. “This Is the Heavy” (Mitchell Tenpenny, Zach Kale, Josh Kear, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Whitworth)
2. “Good Place” (Tenpenny, Kale, Kear, Whitworth)
3. “Always Something with You” (Tenpenny, Ashley Gorley, Matt Rogers, Schmidt)
4. “We Got History” (Tenpenny, Andy Albert, Devin Dawson, Schmidt)
5. “Truth About You” (Tenpenny, Matt Alderman, Thomas Archer)
6. “Sleeping Alone” (Tenpenny, Brad Clawson, Rodney Clawson, Schmidt)
7. “More Than Whiskey Does” (Tenpenny, Albert, Kyle Fishman, Jordan Schmidt)
8. “Obsession” (Tenpenny, Daniel Ross, Whitworth)
9. “Good and Gone” (Tenpenny, Zach Abend, Seth Ennis, Geoff Warburton)
10. “Do You” (Tenpenny, Chris DeStefano, Claire Douglas, Whitworth)
11. “Bucket List” (Tenpenny, DeStefano, Laura Veltz)
12. “Cry Baby” (Tenpenny, Will Weatherly, Dallas Wilson)
13. “Miss You Cause I’m Drinking” (Tenpenny, Jesse Frasure, Emma-Lee)
14. “Elephant in the Room” (Tenpenny, Christian Griswold, Sean Small, Sam Sumser, Jaten Dimsdale)
15. “Happy and I Hate It” (Tenpenny, Schmidt, Warburton)
16. “Now We’re Talking” (Tenpenny, Albert, Schmidt, Warburton)
17. “Losers” (Tenpenny, Albert, J. T. Harding, Daniel Ross)
18. “Still Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” (Tenpenny, Archer, Fishman)
19. “Long as You Let Me” (Tenpenny, Archer, Fishman, Schmidt)
20. “That’s How She Goes” (Tenpenny, Brett Warren, Brad Warren)

In January 2023, Mitchell will headline “This Is The Heavy Tour” in promotion of his new release. The tour will kick off in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 26 at The Union Event Center. Warner Music Nashville’s Tyler Braden will open. Ticket and VIP package on now, go to for more information. The routing also includes back-to-back concerts at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on February 3 & 4. Mitchell, a Nashville native, sold-out his first-ever headline concert there in the fall of 2021 and deemed it as ‘a childhood dream come true.”

“This Is The Heavy Tour” 
January 26 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Union Event Center
January 28 | Los Angeles, CA | The Novo
February 3 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
February 4 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
February 10 | Columbus, OH | KEMBA Live
February 11 | Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak Music Theatre
February 16 | Baltimore, MD | Rams Head Live
February 18 | Chattanooga, TN | The Signal
February 24 | Columbia, SC | The Senate
February 25 | Athens, GA | Georgia Theatre

About Mitchell Tenpenny:

Since the beginning of his career, Mitchell Tenpenny has worked tirelessly to build and support his fan base with a steady stream of new music. He increased the flow of new music during the pandemic and his fans have responded by soaring his career on-demand streams to 1.3 Billion, increasing his spins at country radio, and flocking to his shows on tour.

Mitchell Tenpenny is a multi-faceted entertainer: singer, songwriter, producer and performer. Since the release of his debut single, “Drunk Me,” Mitchell has set new standards for breakout success in country music. The 2X Platinum-certified, No. 1 hit that has amassed nearly 580 million on-demand streams was taken from his introductory album, Telling All My Secrets, and earned him the best first week showing for any major label country debut LP at the time of its release. Since that time, the “winning” singer (The New York Times) has received nominations from the Academy of Country Music and the CMT Awards.

Mitchell’s career on-demand streams are among the best out of today’s breakout artists, with over 1.3 billion total and as many as six tracks exceeding competitive artists’ tracks thanks to his loyal fan base. At the close of 2021, Mitchell was a Top 10 artist on Spotify’s Hot Country (#7) and the #5 most-played artist on SiriusXM’s The Highway only just behind superstars like Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Chris Stapleton. His social following continues to grow and specifically, his TikTok following, and likes are competitive with current headlining acts.

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