Skyrocketing breakout country artist Bailey Zimmerman is delighting eager fans today with the release of “Rock And A Hard Place” after weeks of social media users imploring him to do so (LISTEN HERE). The emphatic power ballad details the difficulties in a relationship that ultimately motivated Zimmerman to rethink some bad habits. Check out the song’s official lyric video (WATCH HERE).
The track follows his undeniable smash “Fall In Love” (LISTEN HERE), which is set to impact country radio on July 11. Featuring Zimmerman’s “blistering…effortlessly gritty, fervent vocal” (Billboard), the song is currently racing up the Billboard Hot 100 chart now after climbing all the way to #1 on Apple Music’s Top Country Songs chart. Country Insider has also taken notice of the way “streamers [are] falling hard for Bailey Zimmerman” as is evident by his nearly 200 million global streams to date and averages more than 10 million global streams a week. In addition, the Amazon Music 2022 Artist to Watch and YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise is currently #3 on the BillboardEmerging Artist Chart.
Earlier this week, Forbes announced Zimmerman as one of five Warner Music Nashville artists selected to participate in the launch of their first-of-its-kind Creator Hub at CMA Fest 2022 (READ HERE). Festival attendees will also have the chance to see his electrifying live performance today (6/10) at Ole Red before he heads out for several tour dates later this year. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit https://www.warnermusicnashville.com/artist/bailey-zimmerman.
Before his whirlwind rise over the past year, the twenty-two-year-old was born and raised in the small town of Louisville, IL. He grew up listening to hour after hour of country radio on long hauls across state lines with his father, who owned a trucking business, while back at home his mom instilled in him a life-long appreciation for the power chords and edgy vocals of 80’s hair rock.
At the age of sixteen, Zimmerman got his first job at the local meat processing plant and hasn’t stopped working since. From long hours on the gas pipeline, to late nights of backbreaking roadwork, he embodies the old school American values of hard work and dependability and applies the same steadfast mentality to his music. Through his plainspoken charm, contagious enthusiasm and genuine portrayal of life on the back roads, the up-and-comer has already attracted a loyal and passionate fan base. With more new music on the horizon, featuring the grit and gravel of his unmistakably Southern drawl, Zimmerman will continue to showcase the straightforward authenticity for which he is known and loved.