Bailey Zimmerman Releases Debut Full-Length Record ‘Religiously. The Album.’
Establishing himself as “one of the most exciting new names in the music industry” (Forbes), Bailey Zimmerman strikes a sweet spot between timeless American country, rafter-rattling arena rock, and authentic storytelling on his full-length debut LP, Religiously. The Album., available now through Parlophone. Showcasing his passion for storytelling, the celebrated singer/songwriter is featured as a co-writer on 11 of the 16 tracks, including his current single, Religiously.
Heartbreak, change, growing up, letting go, moving on, and (maybe) finding love are just a few of the relatable stories Zimmerman shares on the album with intimate attention to the small things. The anxiously awaited project hits close to home, with songs that recall every little detail—whether it be the last ember of a Marlboro light, the emptiness of a goodbye kiss, or the final tear before walking out the door. It’s raw and real 21st century country, mixing lyrics that tug at the heartstrings with a sense of humour, a whole lot of soul and just enough of a rock kick to bring an arena to its feet.
A young artist with the rasp of a seasoned rocker and the heart of a sensitive songwriter, Zimmerman has arrived at the cusp of superstardom in just over two years’ time. Already nearing 2 billion global streams to date, he also recently celebrated a six-week #1 single with his Multi-Platinum smash Rock And A Hard Place. Achieving this feat solidified his place in history as “the first male artist to spend six weeks atop US Country Airplay just two or fewer promoted chart entries, in a lead role, into a career,” according to Billboard.
The 2023 ACM Awards New Male Artist nominee performed the monster hit as part of the live TV event Thursday night, where he was also recognized as the latest artist selected by Amazon Music for their Breakthrough Artist program. This honor follows his first time as a CMT Music Awards nominee earlier this year, earning recognition in both the Male Video of the Year and Breakthrough Male Video of the Year categories.
In addition, Zimmerman recently collaborated with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Dermot Kennedy for the brand-new original song, Won’t Back Down as part of the official soundtrack for Fast X; the tenth and penultimate installment of the Fast & Furious mega franchise.
Working tirelessly to bring his music to fans around the world, the Illinois native is out on the road now for Morgan Wallen’s 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour. The 50+ date trek will visit multiple legendary venues including stadium stops at LA’s SoFi Stadium, Boston’s Fenway Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field before wrapping on October 7th at Tacoma Dome in Washington.
Credited as “the biggest new country artist this side of Morgan Wallen” by Rolling Stone, Zimmerman’s record-shattering 2022 debut EP, Leave The Light On, made history upon release as not only the most-streamed all-genre debut of 2022, but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. Ranked as Billboard’s 2022 No. 2 Top New Country Artist and No. 4 Top New Artist across all genres, he was named to multiple Year End Best Of lists including LA Times’ 100 Best Songs of 2022 and NY Times’ Best Songs of 2022. In addition, he was the only country artist in 2022 to receive two Platinum certifications from the RIAA, beginning with his No. 1 debut single Fall In Love, the fastest debut single to reach No. 1 at country radio since 2015 and the first debut hit to make it all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2022.