Mitchell Tenpenny Releases Emotional Music Video For ‘Broken Up’

Mitchell Tenpenny just released the music video for his latest single, “Broken Up.” The cinematic clip brings the song to…


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August 26, 2020


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Mitchell Tenpenny just released the music video for his latest single, “Broken Up.”

The cinematic clip brings the song to life through an emotional storyline that follows a couple who goes through a breakup. Things go downhill after they split and end up running into each other at what appears to be a backyard gathering.

The music video was directed by Justin Key and shot while adhering to COVID-19 regulations set by the state of Tennessee.

“I think Justin nailed the raw emotions between the characters in the video,” Tenpenny shared in a statement. “The tension in the fight scene is fierce, just like breakups can be. It’s a great three-minute film.”

Click below to watch the just-released clip.

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“Broken Up” was co-written by Tenpenny, Devin Dawson, Kyle Fishman and Ernest Keith Smith. The regretful tune 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,” he 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.

Fans can stream the new single HERE.

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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.