Mitchell Tenpenny Makes National TV Debut Performing Hit Single "Drunk Me"

Surprised With RIAA Platinum Plaque


9 January 2019

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Powerhouse vocalist and country music breakout star Mitchell Tenpenny made his national television debut yesterday on NBC’s TODAY Show with a performance of his No. 1 single “Drunk Me,” from his debut album Telling All My Secrets.

The 11-song project released December 14, earned Tenpenny the best country first-week showing for a major label debut album this year, amassing 20,000 units. Watch the performance HERE.
 
Prior to his performance, TODAY hosts Craig Melvin, Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer surprised Tenpenny with a plaque to celebrate the song’s Platinum certification by the RIAA. “Drunk Me,” which The New York Times named one of the Best Songs of the Year (all genres) and made multiple Amazon Music “Most Played” and “Best Of” year-end lists, fueled a breakout year for Tenpenny, who not only co-wrote the track with Jordan Schmidt and Justin Wilson, but also served as co-producer.             

  • This week "Drunk Me" achieves the No. 1 position on Nielsen’s Country On-Demand Audio Stream chart - now totalling over 150 million streams
  • The song officially impacted country radio on March 26, garnering 60 combined Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase stations.
  • Upon its release, “Drunk Me” also made chart history by achieving the highest entry ever for a new artist on Nielsen’s On Demand Audio Core Country Streaming chart. 

The single debuted at No. 39 with a total of 1.5 million streams.
 
Telling All My Secrets is available to download and stream HERE.
 
The buzz around Tenpenny continues to build, and his next single “Alcohol You Later” will be released to country radio later this month. 
 

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