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Zach Bryan Debuts Long-Teased 'Great American Bar Scene' During the First Night of The Quittin' Time Tour

March 6, 2024 6:25 pm GMT
Last Edited March 7, 2024 5:06 pm GMT

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As if the special appearance from duet partner Kacey Musgraves wasn't enough excitement on opening night of his Quittin' Time Tour, Zach Bryan also surprised fans with a few unreleased songs peppered into his 26-song setlist.

Bryan teased the tour setlist earlier this year on X, which originally featured a whopping 29 songs. A few of the entries quickly caught fans' attention, most notably being one titled 'Great American Bar Scene'. Over the last several months, the 'Something in the Orange' singer has posted several acoustic clips of the tune which is widely expected to be the title track for his forthcoming album.

If you've been following the hitmaker for a while, you know that this title also holds special significance as he often posts Instagram stories of his dive bar hangs with the same phrase written across it.

During the opening night of his highly-anticipated 2024 trek, the Chicago crowd was treated to the first-ever full performance of the song and it did not disappoint.

As he sauntered around to the four mics sprawled across each side of the in-the-round stage, 'Great American Bar Scene' sounds like a quintessential Zach Bryan tune with his acoustic guitar and rugged vocals holding steady as his trusty band builds throughout.

From bad bets to bar brawls and neon-tinged slow dancing, the song quickly won over his ravenous fans as they clapped along to the beat and undoubtedly tried to commit the lyrics to memory.

Elsewhere during The Quittin' Time Tour's opening night, Bryan played another unreleased track titled 'Better Days', which he originally teased on socials last year.

"This song means a lot to me. I wrote it probably during the best time of life with my best friend in the same room," he said as he introduced the track, likely referring to his girlfriend, influencer Brianna Chickenfry. "I'm just really excited for the new record."

With a welcomed levity running throughout, the new song feels like a burst of optimism from the entertainer who generally focuses on more melancholy prose.

"Them better days always come back again," he sings to close out the first verse, continuing on to share some of the lessons he's learned and his hopes for the future.

For the other 23 songs of his momentous set, Bryan offered up a slew of staples from his beloved discography, including ‘Open the Gate’, ‘God Speed’, ‘Heading South’, ‘Burn, Burn, Burn’, ‘Nine Ball’ and the anthemic finale, ‘Revival’, among a long list of others.

Bryan has two more shows slated for Chicago's United Center before he takes his Quittin’ Time Tour to the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 9.

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Written by Lydia Farthing
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