Mitchell Tenpenny Signs With Riser House/Columbia Nashville

Pictured here, as Mitchell Tenpenny signs his artist recording agreement with Riser House/Columbia Nashville, are (left to right): FRONT – Sony Music Nashville’s SVP Legal & Business Affairs Angie Magill and Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman; Mitchell Tenpenny; Riser House Records’ President Jennifer Johnson and GM Stephanie Hudacek; and, BACK – Kristen Ashley, Tenpenny’s day-to-day manager; Sony Music Nashville’s SVP A&R Jim Catino, COO/EVP Ken Robold, EVP Promotion/Artist Development Steve Hodges, EVP Marketing/New Business John Zarling, Tenpenny’s marketing lead Jennifer Way; and Shane Allen, SVP, Promotion, Columbia Nashville. Photo: Alan Poizner. [Click photo to enlarge]

As the result of a new joint-venture, Sony Music Nashville and Riser House announce the signing of artist and songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny to Riser House/Columbia Nashville.

Tenpenny will release his Riser House/Columbia Nashville debut single this spring. Tenpenny was the flagship artist for full-service label, management, and publishing company Riser House, which was founded by Matt Swanson, Jennifer Johnson, and Tenpenny.

Nashville native Tenpenny’s grandmother was former Sony/ATV Music Publishing CEO Donna Hilley. Tenpenny co-wrote Granger Smith’s Top 5 hit, “If The Boot Fits.”

Sony Music Nashville includes its three country label operations – Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville, and RCA Nashville – and Provident Music Group, one of the world’s leading Christian music companies. Sony Music Nashville is a division of Sony Music Entertainment.


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