Bailey Zimmerman is building up a head of steam as he readies his debut full-length album, Religiously, for May 12. The rising star has notched up his second career No. 1, with ‘Rock and A Hard Place’ taking this week's top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
It follows Zimmerman's first ever No. 1 single, ‘Fall in Love’, which topped the charts just under four months ago. Billboard outlined that this is the shortest amount of time between an artist's first two Country Airplay No. 1 singles in almost a quarter of a century.
As for ‘Rock and A Hard Place’’s ascent into the Top 10 of the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, it's safe to say Bailey Zimmerman has had to be a little more patient.
The moody, heartbroken track has now spent 41 weeks on the chart, meaning Zimmerman has set a new record for the longest amount of time taken for a soloist’s song to enter the Top 10 in the chart's history.
Although ‘Rock and A Hard Place’ originally appeared on Bailey Zimmerman's 2022 EP, Leave The Light On, it's also due to feature on the Louisville native's upcoming debut album, Religiously.
In addition, Zimmerman's previous No. 1, ‘Fall in Love’, has made its way onto the Religiously tracklist, alongside an array of his latest singles, such as ‘Fix’n To Break’ and ‘Get To Gettin’ Gone’.
2023 looks set to be a massive year for the fast-emerging artist, with Bailey Zimmerman currently out on one of the biggest tours in country music today, supporting Morgan Wallen.
Zimmerman recently spoke to Holler about the impact that Wallen has had on his career so far, and underlined that he's acted as a mentor of sorts for the young artist.
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