Skyrocketing breakout country artist Bailey Zimmerman continues to “forge new territory for a modern country crossover” (Billboard) becoming the most-added new artist at country radio today with his debut single “Fall In Love” (LISTEN HERE). Already a chart-topping track, “Fall In Love” raced its way to #1 on Apple Music’s Top Country Songs chart upon release before recently clinching the top spot on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown as well. Streamed by fans more than 150 million times, for an average of more than 11 million streams per week, the song is already nearing Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and Top 40 on their all-genre Hot 100 chart.
Zimmerman also recently shared the official music video for his most recent release, “Rock and A Hard Place” (WATCH HERE). Upon release, the explosive hit became the highest non-Morgan Wallen country song premiere of the year, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales charts, #2 on their Hot Country Songs chart, #24 on their all-genre Hot 100 chart. It was also the #1 most streamed country song of the week and #23 most-streamed song of the week all-genre in the US.
“Streamers [are] falling hard for Bailey Zimmerman” (Country Insider), as is evident by his more than 250 million global streams to date and an average of more than 15 million global streams a week. The Amazon Music 2022 Artist to Watch and YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise is also currently Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Songwriters chart and Top 50 on their all-genre Artist 100 Chart.
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. But it was time spent at the family’s car dealership where he learned the art of telling stories, listening to Grandpa Zimmerman and his oldest friends would sit and tell stories capture people’s attention with their words.
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.