Song becomes artists’ first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100

Bailey Zimmerman is beginning to break his own records. His current Platinum-selling single, “Rock And A Hard Place,” is the No. 1 song this week on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, racing to the top even faster than he did the first time with multi-Platinum smash, “Fall In Love.” According to Billboard, Zimmerman’s three-month, three-week span between these first two chart-toppers is “the quickest for any act’s first two in nearly a quarter-century.”

“Rock And A Hard Place” also marks Zimmerman’s first Top 10 hit on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart. The track hits the top 10 in its 41st week on the Hot 100 – rewriting the record for the longest climb to the top 10 for a song by a soloist in the chart’s history. It continues its reign as one of the top four most-streamed country songs in the US and totals more than 550 million global streams to date.

Zimmerman also recently announced a May 12th release date for his full-length debut, Religiously. The Album., via Warner Music Nashville/Elektra. Showcasing his passion for storytelling, the celebrated singer/songwriter is featured as a co-writer on 11 of the 16 tracks, including the soaring title-track, “Religiously.” In addition, the first-time 2023 CMT Music Awards nominee is up for two awards this year, with nods in the Male Video of the Year and Breakthrough Male Video of the Year categories.

The Illinois native is out on the road now with global superstar Morgan Wallen for his 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour, kicking off overseas in New Zealand and Australia this week before returning stateside in April. The 39-date trek will visit multiple legendary venues including stadium stops at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, LA’s SoFi Stadium and Boston’s Fenway Park before wrapping on October 7th at Tacoma Dome in Washington.

Zimmerman’s 2022 record-shattering debut EP, Leave The Light On, made history upon release as not only the most-streamed all-genre debut of 2022, but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. He’s earned more than 1.5 billion career streams to date and was ranked as Billboard’s 2022 No. 2 Top New Country Artist and No. 4 Top New Artist across all genres. In addition, he was 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 in 2022.