Nashville Music Guide’s Artists to Watch 2023

Establishing himself as one of music’s most exciting new voices, Bailey Zimmerman has arrived at the cusp of superstardom with the 2022 release of his debut EP, Leave The Light On – the biggest streaming country debut of all time and the most-streamed all-genre debut of the year. In 2021 the twenty-two-year-old released his very first song. Now, in just two years’ time, Zimmerman touts more than one billion global streams, has earned his first No. 1 hit, a pair of Platinum singles, notched three entries on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold out his first headline tour within minutes of tickets going on-sale.

Bailey Zimmerman is launching into 2023, fueled by impressive 2022 accomplishments that includes Billboard’s year-end charts ranking him as 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. He also performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. He was 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.

Before this whirlwind rise, the twenty-two-year-old was born and raised in the small town of Louisville, IL, where he learned the art of storytelling while spending countless hours at the family’s car dealership. From his first job at the local meat processing plant when he was 16, to long hours and late nights of backbreaking roadwork on the gas pipeline, Zimmerman embodies the old school American values of hard work and dependability and applies the same steadfast mentality to his music. A young artist with the rasp of a seasoned rocker and the heart of a sensitive songwriter, he will continue to showcase the straightforward authenticity for which he is known and loved on the road in 2023 as part of Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour

Label: Warner Music Nashville

Hot Release: “Get to Gettin Gone” & “Rock and A Hard Place”

If you like: Warren Zeiders, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen

Stay in Touch: | Socials: @Bailey.Zimmerman

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