Riser House/Columbia Nashville recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny was surprised with an RIAA Double Platinum certification plaque for “Drunk Me” tonight. Before fans at the kick-off of his headline Anything She Says Tour featuring special guests Seaforth at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, Tenpenny received the RIAA heavy metal memento from record label execs and his management and booking team.
Powerhouse vocalist Mitchell Tenpenny has fueled an undeniable breakout story with his No. 1 country airplay and streaming hit, “Drunk Me,” from his debut album Telling All My Secrets (Riser House/Columbia Nashville). The 11-song project, released Dec. 14, earned him 2018’s best first-week showing for a major label country debut album. Tenpenny welcomed the release with performances on NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” while “Drunk Me” has been lauded by the New York Times as one of the best songs 2018, and was featured in multiple Amazon Music “Most Played” and “Best Of” year-end lists. The song, which Tenpenny co-wrote and co-produced, has amassed over 300 million streams since its release. Recently nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards and Breakthrough Video for “Drunk Me” at the CMT Music Awards, Tenpenny was the only country up-and-comer included in Pandora’s 2019 Artists to Watch list, and was also dubbed one of MusicRow’s Next Big Thing honorees and The Tennessean’s Next Nashville Stars for 2019. An authentic, fearless songwriter and performer, Mitchell toured which such stars as Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Brett Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Dustin Lynch.