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Since being honourably discharged from the US Navy in 2021, Zach Bryan’s journey to country’s upper echelons has been as quick as it has been unconventional. Bryan has eschewed Music City’s preferred producers and writers, in favour of crafting a sparse, unpolished sound that elevates magical storytelling above all else.

In 2019, just like any other day after a shift, Bryan and his Navy buddies sat down for a jam session. Only this time, they decided to record Bryan playing ‘Heading South’ and upload it to his socials, thinking nothing of it.

The video quickly went viral, and paved the way for Bryan to sign a recording contract with Warner Records two years later in 2021. The candid, lo-fi video would go on to set the tone for Bryan’s rustic, bare-bones aesthetic.

Following the release of his first two albums, DeAnn and Elisabeth, in 2019 and 2020 respectively, Bryan released his 34-track magnum opus, American Heartbreak in 2022. It debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200, and set a new 2022 record for the most single-day streams for a country album on Apple Music and Spotify.

‘Something in the Orange’ was the fourth single from American Heartbreak, and the hauntingly ominous track became one of the defining country songs of the year. It marked Bryan’s first entry onto the Billboard Hot 100, as well as propelling him to the pinnacle of the Billboard Top Songwriters chart later in 2022.

In the summer of 2022, Zach Bryan continued this momentum by putting out his pensive Summertime Blues EP, a project that would again veer away from the well-worn path of typical summer country releases. He continues to build a reputation for his unrivalled rate of releases, which has been magnified by a string of singles towards the end of 2022, including, ‘Burn, Burn, Burn’, ‘Starved’, ‘Fifth of May’ and ‘The Greatest Day of My Life’. Following a blockbuster 2022 tour, which involved a captivating, snow-hampered show at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado, Bryan has already been confirmed for a slew of 2023 festivals.

  • Full name: Zachary Lane Bryan
  • Born: April 2, 1996
  • Hometown: Oologah, Oklahoma
  • Genre: Country
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BREAKINGZach Bryan's ‘Burn, Burn, Burn’ Enters at No. 10 on Spotify's Country Global Chart

By Maxim Mower, December 5, 2022

The Oklahoma singer-songwriter released the single in September, while ‘Something in the Orange’ continues to hold onto the No. 1 spot.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan, Lainey Wilson and More Featured on Yellowstone Season 5 Soundtrack

By Maxim Mower, November 24, 2022

The hit neo-Western series returned on November 13 for its brand new season.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan - Writers and Fighters: New Album 2023 Release Date and Tracklist

By Maxim Mower, November 30, 2022

The ‘Something in the Orange’ hitmaker revealed on Twitter that his new album will be arriving in 2023, as well as confirming that a live project is also in the works.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan Teases Tracklist for New Live Album

By Maxim Mower, December 4, 2022

The prolific singer-songwriter posted a clip of him working on what looks to be the live album artwork.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan Takes No. 1 Ranking on Billboard's Top New Country Artists of 2022

By Maxim Mower, December 1, 2022

Bryan also scored a spot on Billboard's Top Ten Country Albums of 2022 with American Heartbreak.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan's ‘The Good I'll Do’ Featured in Yellowstone Season 5

By Maxim Mower, November 28, 2022

The song, which was originally featured on Bryan's 2022 album, American Heartbreak, appears in Episode 4 of the new Yellowstone season.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan, Whiskey Myers, Colter Wall and More to Perform at Under the Big Sky Festival 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 30, 2022

Attendees at the Montana-based festival will also see sets from the likes of Charley Crockett, Hank Williams Jr. and Caamp.

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Zach Bryan 2023 Concert Tour: Dates & Tickets

By Maxim Mower, November 28, 2022

The Oklahoma singer-songwriter has been booked for a number of 2023 festivals as he continues his prolific streak of releases.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan Set to Perform at Summerfest 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 15, 2022

The ‘Something in the Orange’ songsmith joins artists such as Imagine Dragons and Zac Brown Band for the 2023 line-up.

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Is Zach Bryan About to Release More New Music?

By Maxim Mower, November 21, 2022

The Oklahoma songsmith teased an unreleased song on his Instagram page, following his ‘All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster’ social media campaign.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan's ‘Heading South’ Goes Platinum

By Maxim Mower, November 18, 2022

The viral single that helped to launch Bryan's career has been certified Platinum by RIAA.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan's ‘Something in the Orange’ Nominated for 2023 Grammy Award

By Maxim Mower, November 15, 2022

Bryan's 2022 smash-hit single is nominated for ‘Best Country Solo Performance’

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BREAKINGZach Bryan Releases ‘Fifth of May’ and ‘The Greatest Day of My Life’

By Maxim Mower, November 11, 2022

The two new singles continue Bryan's prolific streak of releases.

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Chris Stapleton, Zach Bryan, Cody Johnson and Riley Green to Headline Rock the South 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 10, 2022

Joining the headliners at the three-day festival in July 2023 will be Bailey Zimmerman, Travis Tritt, Jo Dee Messina and more.

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Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers and More Announced For Two Step Inn 2023

By Ross Jones, November 2, 2022

The inaugural year of the festival takes place April 15-16, 2023 in Georgetown, Texas.

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Zach Bryan To Headline Windy City Smokeout 2023

By Holler , October 6, 2022

It's going to be another massive year for Oklahoma's favourite son.

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STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - Summertime Blues EP

By Bee Scott, July 18, 2022

Zach Bryan’s Summertime Blues speaks directly to this moment in time. It's an ultimately earth-shattering release in its very own way.

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STAFF PICKSZach Bryan - American Heartbreak

By Bee Scott, May 17, 2022

American Heartbreak sculpts the entire breadth of human experience, as Bryan stitches together songs of love, loss and life’s fleeting nature with brilliant command.