Mitchell Tenpenny Debuts Regretful New Single, ‘Broken Up’

No matter what he does, Mitchell Tenpenny can’t seem to get past his recent breakup in his brand new single,…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 16, 2020


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No matter what he does, Mitchell Tenpenny can’t seem to get past his recent breakup in his brand new single, “Broken Up.”

The song, which was co-written by Tenpenny, Devin Dawson, Kyle Fishman and Ernest Keith Smith, finds Tenpenny crooning over his ex and taking the blame for the downfall of their relationship.

“‘Cause I’m the one to blame about it/ I’m the one that messed it up (I’m the one that messed it up)/ Yeah, I deserve the pain about it/ Wish that I could give you up/ But I’m still in love,” Tenpenny sings.

The Jordan M. Schmidt-produced track puts Tenpenny’s unique vocals at the forefront while telling the all-too-familiar story of a love gone wrong.

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“‘Broken Up’ is basically about someone who’s still, you know, still broken up about a breakup, hence the name of the song,” the chart-topping singer/songwriter explains. “I wrote about it, you know, when you kind of think you’re over something, and then for whatever reason you might be walking down the street and see something that reminds you of somebody, and all of a sudden everything comes flooding back to you. And that’s kind of what the whole song is about, it’s like you’re still broken up about it, and no matter what, no matter how much you try, it’s still kind of affecting you.”

“Broken Up” will officially hit country radio on July 27. Click above to listen.

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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.