WATCH: Mitchell Tenpenny Reveals His Top Bucket List Items

Mitchell Tenpenny has had a lot of different experiences as a country music artist. But that doesn’t mean that he’s…


Melinda Lorge

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August 4, 2021


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Mitchell Tenpenny has had a lot of different experiences as a country music artist. But that doesn’t mean that he’s crossed everything off of his bucket list. To honor his recent inspirational single, “Bucket List,” the Tennessee native shares some of the dreams and goals that he hopes to accomplish in his lifetime.

In this fun Country Now exclusive video, Tenpenny explains the stages he’d like to perform on, co-writing sessions he’d like to be involved in, vacation spots he has yet to visit, people he’d want to collaborate with, and much, much more. During the clip, viewers will discover that Tenpenny has not yet performed at the famous venue, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Bands like Sting, U2, and even The Beatles, have graced the popular, outdoor music venue. So, it’s no surprise Tenpenny is itching to be added to that list!

“As historical as it is, I’ve seen so many videos of it. It’s just such an awesome place,” Tenpenny tells viewers of Red Rocks in the clip before revealing his second must-play venue of choice. “The second would be the Ryman [Auditorium]. I’ve played the Ryman before, but I am going to be the headliner for the first time. So, I am so stoked about that… So, it’s still a part of my bucket list. And, lastly, just stadiums. I’ve never played at a stadium. We’ve gotten to do a lot of arenas, but I think it would be a lot of fun.”

Tenpenny goes on to name-check artists John Mayer, Katy Perry, and Ed Sheeran as the top three people he’d like to write songs with and also lists those same three artists when revealing who he’d like to collaborate with.

“Those three are just some of my favorite songwriters in the world,” Tenpenny says.

Click below to watch the complete video, featuring Tenpenny and find out if you’ve been to some of the places he’d like to see. Also, keep watching to find out where Tenpenny would go if he were to spend a night out with his buddies on the Nashville strip! 

Tenpenny released “Bucket List” at the start of 2021, in conjunction with the state of Arizona, where he filmed the music video while crossing some items off his bucket list. He penned the song with Chris DeStefano and Laura Veltz two years prior to its debut and chose to release it after experiencing some difficult life-changes in 2020. During last year’s shutdown, Tenpenny lost his uncle to the virus. But, although he was heartbroken, through the grief, he realized the importance of soaking in each moment and embracing every day. Now, “Bucket List” serves as a reminder to listeners to do just that.

Most recently, Tenpenny followed up the ear-grabbing “Bucket List” as well as his recent single, “To Us It Did,” with the new track “Truth About You.” His latest offering has garnered more than 3 million streams in just one week, making it the largest streaming debut of his career to date.

“We are nothing without the fans, and we listen to everything they tell us,” Tenpenny said in a press release. “This was a no-brainer from the second we teased it because of the reaction and response from our incredible fans!”

“Bucket List,” “To Us It Did,” and “Truth About You” will be featured on Tenpenny’s as-yet-untitled new EP coming out later this year.

This video was filmed prior to Tenpenny’s Country Now Live concert, which livestreamed exclusively on Twitch. 

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Melinda Lorge

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.