There’s another country album to add to your holiday playlist this year! A week after Brett Eldredge, Brett Young and Pistol Annies all announced they have festive albums on the way (not to forget, Josh Turner’s King Size Manger s out now!), Mitchell Tenpenny is the latest country to join the “Naughty List”, with his 11-song new album set for release on October 29.
Produced by Tenpenny, Jordan M. Schmidt and Lindsay Rimes, Naughty List contains all seven tracks from Tenpenny’s 2020 EP, Neon Christmas, as well as four additional tracks, including two originals co-written by Tenpenny titled Don’t Hang The Mistletoe and I Hope It Snows.
Tenpenny says, “I love all Christmas music. It always brings me back to my childhood and sharing the holidays with my family. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is probably my favourite of all time. Makes me think of sitting by the fire and watching Christmas movies. But I love I was able to write a few new songs that are included too!”
Naughty List follows Tenpenny’s Midtown Diaries, which was released last month. The EP contains his inspirational previous single, Bucket List, the critically praised, To Us It Did as well as his current single, Truth About You, which was his largest streaming debut to date, garnering 2.5 million streams in its first three days of release.
Tenpenny was born and raised in Nashville, beginning his career writing songs for other artists – including If The Boot Fits with Granger Smith. He released his debut album Black Crow and single of the same name in 2015. He followed up with his 2017 EP, Linden Ave and second album, Telling All My Secrets (2018), which peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, and includes the platinum-certified #1 single, Drunk Me. He also appeared on HARDY’s Hixtape Vol. 1 in 2019.
Naughty List Track List:
1. Neon Christmas (Mitchell Tenpenny/Lindsay Rimes/Matt Rogers)
2. Snow Angels (Mitchell Tenpenny/Ernest Keith Smith/Rafe Tenpenny)
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane)
4. Naughty List (Mitchell Tenpenny/Andy Albert/Jordan Schmidt)
5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne)
6. Don’t Hang The Mistletoe (Mitchell Tenpenny/Kyle Clark/Jordan Schmidt)
7. Joy To The World (Public Domain)
8. Jingle Bell Rock (Joe Beal/Jim Boothe)
9. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (J. Fred Coots/Haven Gillespie)
10 I Hope It Snows (feat. Meghan Patrick) (Mitchell Tenpenny/Jeff Cibulka/Meghan Patrick)
11. O Holy Night (Public Domain)
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