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September 19, 2022



Riser 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. Heproduced 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