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After Bailey Zimmerman released his Leave The Light On EP in June 2022, it became the biggest streaming country debut of all time. Zimmerman also became one of just three country artists to earn over a million streams on each track during street week alone. The other two artists? None other than Luke Combs and Zach Bryan.

It’s sometimes difficult to believe that Bailey Zimmerman is still in his early twenties, and that he’s only been releasing music since 2021. In the space of just over a year, Zimmerman has enjoyed an ascent that has felt so meteoric, that he seems to have already transcended the labels of ‘prodigy’ and ‘prospect’.

‘Fall in Love’, one of the highlights from his 2022 EP, became his first Country Radio No. 1 in December. The single serves as the perfect encapsulation of what makes Zimmerman such a threat. It has the signature rasp and heart-wrenching intensity that pervades much of the project, but - crucially - it is packaged up with a pop-leaning production style that makes it ideal for Country Radio.

The result is a sound that simultaneously straddles both the mainstream and the outer edges of the modern country landscape. Part of Zimmerman’s ability to infiltrate both markets can be traced back to his blue collar roots, having grown up working on a gas pipeline.

In 2023, Zimmerman is joining Morgan Wallen on his blockbuster One Night At A Time world tour. Zimmerman has previously cited Wallen as a mentor, with the Sneedville native having even co-written ‘Trainwreck’ from the Leave The Light On EP.

When he heads out on the road with Morgan Wallen, Zimmerman will receive a first-hand glimpse into what it takes to become one of the biggest country stars on the planet. Given how emphatic Zimmerman’s emergence has been so far, few would be surprised to see him unveil his own world tour this time next year.

  • Full name: Bailey Zimmerman
  • Born: January 27, 2000
  • Hometown: Louisville, Illinois
  • Genre: Country
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BREAKINGBailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll and More Added to Country Concert 2023 Line-Up

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The Ohio festival is set to take place on July 6-8, with headliners already confirmed as Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan.

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BREAKINGBailey Zimmerman Is Apple Music's New ‘Up Next’ Artist

By Maxim Mower, January 12, 2023

For the special initiative, the Louisville prodigy recorded new renditions of ‘Rock And a Hard Place’, ‘Fall in Love’ and ‘Where It Ends’.

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BREAKINGLuke Combs, Cody Johnson and Bailey Zimmerman Among 2023 iHeartRadio Music Award Nominees

By Maxim Mower, January 11, 2023

Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney and Jordan Davis also received nods.

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Bailey Zimmerman Performs ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ On Good Morning America

By Maxim Mower, December 29, 2022

The Louisville prodigy also chatted to the GMA hosts about his upcoming tour with Morgan Wallen.

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Bailey Zimmerman Says He'll Release New Song, ‘Get To Gettin’ Gone’, This Month

By Maxim Mower, December 12, 2022

Country's rising star recently scored his first Country Radio No. 1 with ‘Fall in Love’

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Bailey Zimmerman's Leave The Light On EP Goes Gold

By Maxim Mower, December 15, 2022

The singer-songwriter's debut EP has spawned hits such as ‘Fall in Love’, which recently climbed to No. 1 on Country Radio.

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Parker McCollum, Bailey Zimmerman and More to Perform at Tailgate N’ Tallboys Bloomington 2023

By Maxim Mower, December 14, 2022

They join a star-studded array of already announced performers that includes Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, Nickelback, Jelly Roll and more.

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Bailey Zimmerman Is No. 4 on Billboard's Top New Artists of 2022 Chart

By Maxim Mower, December 14, 2022

The Louisville prodigy also secured second place on Billboard's Top New Country Artists ranking.

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Parker McCollum and Bailey Zimmerman Announced for Country Thunder Wisconsin 2023

By Maxim Mower, December 13, 2022

The duo will join the already announced line-up, which features Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi and more.

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Bailey Zimmerman Talks Morgan Wallen Ahead of 2023 Tour Presale

By Maxim Mower, December 2, 2022

Zimmerman was recently announced as support for Morgan Wallen's 2023 One Night At A Time world tour.

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‘Fall in Love’ Becomes Bailey Zimmerman's First Country Radio No. 1

By Maxim Mower, December 5, 2022

The vulnerable, heartbroken track's ascent caps off a huge year for the Louisville songsmith.

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BREAKINGMidland, Bailey Zimmerman and More Announced for Country Thunder Arizona 2023

By Maxim Mower, December 12, 2022

They join a star-studded already announced line-up, which includes Jon Pardi, Cody Johnson, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan.

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Bailey Zimmerman Added to Boots and Hearts 2023 Line-Up

By Maxim Mower, December 13, 2022

The Louisville prodigy is set to take the Burl's Creek stage on August 11, alongside HARDY and Nickelback.

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INTERVIEWIn Conversation: Bailey Zimmerman

By Maxim Mower, November 28, 2022

Following his achievement of the most streamed country debut of all time, Bailey Zimmerman caught up with Holler to discuss his meteoric rise to stardom.

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Bailey Zimmerman Announced for Country Thunder Florida and Country Thunder Alberta 2023

By Maxim Mower, December 12, 2022

The Louisville singer-songwriter recently scored his first ever Country Radio No. 1 with ‘Fall in Love’.