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BMI Celebrates Mitchell Tenpenny’s Platinum Number One Hit “Drunk Me”

Posted in News on February 12, 2019
Pictured L-R (standing) are: Play It Again’s Juli Netwon, Griffith Dane Schmidt, SESAC’s Kelli Turner, Sony ATV's Dane Schmidt, Sony Music Nashville's Steve Hodges, BMI’s Josh Tomlinson, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, BMG's Jake Gear, Tree Vibez's Leslie DiPiero and Warner Chappell’s Jessi Vaughn. L-R (seated): SESAC writer Justin Wilson, BMI songwriter and Columbia Nashville recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny, and ASCAP writer Jordan Schmidt.
Pictured L-R (standing) are: Play It Again’s Juli Netwon, Griffith Dane Schmidt, SESAC’s Kelli Turner, Sony ATV's Dane Schmidt, Sony Music Nashville's Steve Hodges, BMI’s Josh Tomlinson, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, BMG's Jake Gear, Tree Vibez's Leslie DiPiero and Warner Chappell’s Jessi Vaughn. L-R (seated): SESAC writer Justin Wilson, BMI songwriter and Columbia Nashville recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny, and ASCAP writer Jordan Schmidt. Photo: Steve Lowry

On Monday afternoon, friends, family, and industry tastemakers gathered at the Tin Roof in Nashville for a celebration hosted by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC to honor Mitchell Tenpenny’s first number one hit, “Drunk Me.” Written by BMI’s Mitchell Tenpenny, SESAC’s Justin Wilson, and ASCAP’s Jordan Schmidt, the platinum song was the first single from Tenpenny’s debut album Telling All My Secrets. The packed room gathered to hear comments from the PROs, publishers, and writers themselves, and was a testament to the songwriting family that Tenpenny has created with his songwriting peers. Upon its release on March 26, “Drunk Me” garnered 52 Mediabase adds, which cinched Tenpenny’s impact week add total to be the best for a country debut single in two years. You can catch Tennpenny live on the Make It Sweet Tour with Old Dominion through May.