Mo Pitney

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Mo Pitney
Birth nameMorgan Daniel Pitney
Born (1993-03-24) March 24, 1993 (age 27)
Cherry Valley, Illinois
GenresNeotraditional Country
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2014–present
LabelsCurb
Websitewww.mopitney.com

Morgan Daniel "Mo" Pitney[1] (born March 24, 1992 in Cherry Valley, Illinois[2]) is an American country music singer. In May 2014, he signed to Curb Records.[3] He has released Two studio albums: Behind This Guitar (2016), and Ain't Lookin' Back (2020)

Musical career[edit]

Mo Pitney was born in Rockford, Illinois. He began playing drums at 6 and guitar at 12. He played in a bluegrass band with his brother and a friend. Pitney moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he signed to Curb Records and began working with record producer Tony Brown.[4]

Pitney released his single "Country", in December 2014. He co-wrote the song with Bill Anderson and Bobby Tomberlin. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country reviewed the single positively, saying that "Mo isn’t making a statement, and he’s not the sign of some traditional country revolution in 2015. But he’s a reminder of how good a simple country song sung by a man who believes in God and George Strait can feel."[5] Johnny Nevin of Huffington Post also reviewed Pitney's music favorably, saying that "Mo Pitney knows a couple of really important things about being Country, real Country. One of them is that he knows who he is, and that's always going to be important, because it's the only way anyone can keep becoming the person they really want to be. Just as important though, it seems like Mo Pitney never forgets about everybody else, and how important they are too."[6] It was the third most added country song its first week at radio.[7] The song entered Top 40 on Country Airplay on the chart dated for the week ending June 20, 2015, its nineteenth week on that chart.[8] His second single, "Boy & a Girl Thing", released to country radio on August 31, 2015. It reached #50 on Hot Country Songs in October 2016. His debut album is Behind This Guitar. The album's third single, "Everywhere", will be released to country radio in December 2016. The song goes for adds at country radio on February 13, 2017.[9]

Pitney's debut album, Behind This Guitar, was released on October 7, 2016 and featured collaborations with Morgane Stapleton and Alison Krauss.[10][11] It charted at No. 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums in its first week.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[13]
US Albums
[14]
Behind This Guitar 10 76
Ain't Lookin' Back
  • Release date: August 14, 2020
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[16]
US Country Airplay
[17]
2014 "Country" 40 35 Behind This Guitar
2015 "Boy & a Girl Thing" 50 47
2017 "Everywhere"
2020 "Ain't Bad for a Good Ol' Boy" Ain't Lookin' Back
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2015 "Country"[18] Wes Edwards
"Boy & a Girl Thing"[19]
2016 "Everywhere"
2017 "Clean Up on Aisle Five"
2018 "Come Do a Little Life"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitney, Morgan Daniel. "Songwriter/Composer: PITNEY MORGAN DANIEL". Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Retrieved July 4, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Mo Pitney | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Stephenson, Troy (May 7, 2014). "Curb Records Adds Mo Pitney to Roster". MusicRow. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.curb.com/artists/mo-pitney
  5. ^ Dukes, Billy (December 16, 2014). "Mo Pitney, 'Country' – ToC Critic's Pick [Listen]". Taste of Country. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Real Music, Real Country, And What's Important to Mo Pitney". Huffington Post. January 18, 2015.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 1, 2015). "Mo Pitney – "Country"". Roughstock. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/files/pdfs/0608_country_update.pdf
  9. ^ https://www.musicrow.com/calendars-2/single-releases/
  10. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (July 29, 2016). "Mo Pitney Details Debut Album 'Behind This Guitar'". Rolling Stone.
  11. ^ https://www.axs.com/mo-pitney-readies-debut-album-behind-this-guitar-103686
  12. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. October 29, 2016.
  13. ^ "Mo Pitney Album & Song Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "Mo Pitney Album & Song Chart History – Top Albums Sales". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 6, 2016). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 7, 2016". Roughstock.
  16. ^ "Mo Pitney Album & Song Chart History – Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "Mo Pitney Album & Song Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Mo Pitney : Country". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : Mo Pitney : Boy & a Girl Thing". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 20, 2015.

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