Bailey Zimmerman is launching into 2023, fueled by impressive 2022 accomplishments that continue to pour in. Billboard’s year-end charts rank Zimmerman as their No. 2 Top New Country Artist and No. 4 Top New Artist across all genres. He also finds himself at No. 8 on the Top Country Artist chart and within the Top 50 of their Top Artists overall. ABC and dick clark productions also recently announced Zimmerman as part of their star-studded lineup of performers for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023, airing Saturday, December 31st on ABC.
Coming in hot at No. 3 on TikTok’s Emerging Artists chart in the U.S., he has also been named to multiple Year End Best Of lists including LA Times’ 100 Best Songs of 2022, NY Times’ Best Songs of 2022 and Holler’s 20 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2022. In addition, Zimmerman is 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 this year. Currently featured on iHeartCountry’s Mainstream and New Country stations as one of their latest On The Verge artists, he also earned a second certification for his current radio single, “Rock And A Hard Place,” which is set for a national TV debut on Good Morning America December 27th.
“I’m in awe of how fast the country music community has embraced and helped accelerate this insanely talented artist,” shared Warner Music Nashville Co-President, Ben Kline. “As big as this story already is, the best is truly yet to come. We are fortunate to have such great partners in Elektra to help reach our shared vision for Bailey.”
“We are so proud of the incredible year Bailey’s had and even more excited about what the future holds for this talented young artist,” added 300 Elektra Entertainment’s Chairman & CEO, Kevin Liles. “The storied legacy of Elektra is built on artist development, a driving force that’s woven into our DNA and a mission that our amazing partners at Warner Music Nashville share with us. We know that this is just the start of his journey. Look out for BZ in ’23.”
The Illinois native will be heading out on the road with global superstar Morgan Wallen for his 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour, kicking off overseas in New Zealand and Australia next March before returning stateside in April. The 39-date trek will visit multiple legendary venues including stadium stops at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, LA’s SoFiStadium and Boston’s Fenway Park before wrapping on October 7th at Tacoma Dome in Washington. Tickets are on sale now at BaileyZimmermanMusic.com (see full list of tour dates below).
In October, Zimmerman shattered records with his first full-length release, Leave The Light On (LISTEN HERE), becoming not only the most-streamed all-genre debut of the year, but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. The EP arrived at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 9 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. A worldwide success, the EP also debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Canadian Country Albums chart and No. 8 on their all-genre Canadian Albums Chart. Having recently soared past the impressive career milestone of more than 1 billion career streams, he joins Zach Bryan and Luke Combs as the only country artists this year to earn more than 1 million streams on each track during street week alone.