Mitchell Tenpenny Challenges Fans To Live Every Day To the Fullest In New Song, ‘Bucket List’

Mitchell Tenpenny is kicking off the new year with a timely new song about living in the moment. Out now,…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 7, 2021


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Mitchell Tenpenny is kicking off the new year with a timely new song about living in the moment.

Out now, “Bucket List” finds Tenpenny encouraging listeners to “love a little more, dream a little deeper” and to make the most of every day. 

“‘Bucket List’ is about trying to live every day like it’s your last. You never know how long you have on this earth, so you need to try and live it to the fullest,” Tenpenny shares. “I think it’s perfect timing for this song because 2020 was completely unexpected and a lot of people lost so much. And though this song does not speak to the pandemic per-say, it does speak to making sure you truly live every day. My hope is that it inspires people to make goals and try to cross them off as fast as possible.”

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The rising star co-wrote “Bucket List” alongside Chris DeStefano and Laura Veltz in 2019. 

“It was one of those songs that just literally fell out of us,” Tenpenny recently shared with People

“We all have our own version of what a bucket list is. So, we all started talking about things we wanted to get done before we cross everything off of our list, you know? I sang it that day, but then I lived with it for a while. But it became this song that my manager kept bringing up, so here we are,” he added with a laugh. “It was written for this time, even though it wasn’t written in this time.”

The Nashville native’s current single, “Broken Up,” is at country radio now. 

Click above to watch Mitchell Tenpenny’s “Bucket List” lyric video. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.