It’s been a banner year for rising star Bailey Zimmerman. Following in the path created by the likes of Chris Stapleton and Morgan Wallen, Bailey Zimmerman scored with a viral breakout moment on the charts but unlike the two country icons, the 22 year old Louisville, IL native Zimmerman has reached the summit of the Billboard (and CountryAircheck) charts with his very first radio single. The song, which he co-wrote with Gavin Lucas and Austin Shawn (the song’s producer), marks the first time a freshman single has hit the top since Elvis SHane’s “My Boy” hit there on the chart dated Oct. 23, 2021. The single is the first single from Zimmerman’s major label (and career debut) for Elektra and WMN Leave The Light On. That album remains one of country radio’s top albums.
In September, Bailey Zimmerman became a viral sensation when the first three singles of his career entered the top 10 at the same time. “Fall In Love” was accompanied by “Rock In A Hard Place” and “Where It Ends:” on the Billboard Hot Country Songs (which accounts for Airplay, Streaming and Sales) chart. “Rock In A Hard Place” is the immediate radio airplay follow-up for Zimmerman.
“Two years ago, I quit my job to make music and now we have a number song,” says Zimmerman. “All I got to say is God is good and I’m very thankful for Billboard, Country Radio, and all of the fans (support of) me and my music. Love Y’all a lot.”
Zimmerman scored the #1 at a clip not heard of by an artist since 2015. He will head out on the road with Morgan Wallen for his worldwide One Night At A Time World Tour in 2023. The tour will hit 39 venues across multiple countries including large stadiums like SoFi Stadium in LA, Wrigley Field in Chicago, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and Boston’s Fenway Park. The Tour will also hit Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.