Bailey Zimmerman’s “Rock And A Hard Place” continues to dominate the charts, and the rising star is breaking records along the way.
The song has now spent three weeks atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart. It hit the top of the charts faster than his previous No.1, “Fall In Love,” and according to Billboard, this is “the quickest for any act’s first two [chart toppers] in nearly a quarter-century.”
Additionally, “Rock And A Hard Place” is officially the No.1 song on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart. With this chart achievement, Zimmerman claimed the title of the most-played record across the country in one single week since the Mediabase chart’s inception.
“Rock And A Hard Place,” written by Heath Warren, Jacob Hackworth, and Jet Hervey, is also making waves on the all-genre Billboard Global 200 chart, recently becoming his first Top 10 hit on their all-genre Hot 100 chart.
According to a release, the song cracked the Top 10 in its 41st week on the Hot 100. This broke another record for the longest climb to the top 10 for a song by a soloist in the chart’s history.
On the streaming front, “Rock And A Hard Place” continues to be one of the Top 4 most-streamed country songs in the US and totals more than 550 million global streams to date.
Zimmerman reacted to the chart-topping news on social media.
“CAN YALL BELIEVE THIS,” he wrote. ““Rock and a Hard Place” is the number 1 song on country radio in the United States and in Canada at the same time”
He went on to share gratitude for those who have supported his musical journey.
“A massive thank you is owed to my friends at country radio y’all have been in my corner since day 1 and I can’t thank y’all enough for the support! You’ve changed this kids life forever, thank you thank you thank you An even bigger thank you to the people out there that have helped make this song what it is Listening every day, calling into the stations, coming to the shows and screaming your heads off… it’s truly amazing to see how big of an impact a single song can have on the world Y’all have truly truly changed alot of lives with all the support and I don’t know how I could ever repay y’all…thank you so much”
He added that he feels “so blessed” before closing out his message.
The news comes on the heels of the announcement of Bailey Zimmerman’s full-length debut album, Religiously. The Album. The 16-track project is slated to be released on May 12.
Zimmerman co-wrote 11 songs on the album. See the complete track listing below.
RELIGIOUSLY. THE ALBUM. TRACK LISTING
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Austin Shawn, Alex Palmer, Frank Romano, Marty James
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Austin Shawn, Gavin Lucas, Michael Hobby
3. Fix’n’ To Break
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Austin Rakesh Shawn, Chandler Paul Walters, Gavin Lucas, Sergio Sanchez
4. Forget About You
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Gavin Lucas, Drew Baldridge, Nick Schwarz
5. Chase Her
Written by: Heath Warren, Matthew Schuster, Andrew Stoelzing, Jared Scott, Nate Miles
6. Fall In Love
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Gavin Lucas, Austin Rakesh Shawn
7. You Don’t Want That Smoke
Written by: Jimi Bell, Tucker Beathard
8. Found Your Love
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Austin Shawn, Gavin Lucas
9. Rock And A Hard Place
Written by: Heath Warren, Jacob Hackworth, Jet Harvey
10. Other Side Of Lettin’ Go
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Heath Warren, Gavin Lucas, Chandler Walters
11. Pain Won’t Last
Written by: Brandon Wish, Ryan Spencer, Avery Roberson
12. Where It Ends
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Joe Spargur, Grant Averill
13. God’s Gonna Cut You Down
Written by: Johnny R. Cash
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Austin Shawn, Gavin Lucas, Heath Warren
15. Get To Gettin’ Gone
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Greylan James Egan, Jason Peter Massey
16. Is This Really Over?
Written by: Bailey Zimmerman, Ernest Keith Smith, Chandler Walters, Mark Holman, Rhys Rutherford, Cody Lohden
“The past two years of my life have been insane and the fact that I get to release my first ever album is so surreal,” Zimmerman previously shared. “Thank you to everyone that has had my back through thick and thin. I will never be able to repay y’all for the love and support, this album is for you.”
The upcoming project is available for preorder and pre-save here.
Next up, the buzzed-about country newcomer will join the U.S. leg of Morgan Wallen’s 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour. The highly anticipated tour kicks off this Friday (4/14) with back to back nights at Milwaukee’s American Family Field stadium.
The 50+ 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.
BAILEY ZIMMERMAN 2023 TOUR DATES
*Morgan Wallen’s 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour
14 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field*
15 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field*
16 – Florence Junction, AZ – Country Thunder Arizona
20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center*
22 – Oxford, MS – Vaught-Hemingway Stadium*
23 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena*
28 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena*
29 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena*
30 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach
4 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena*
5 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre*
6 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
13 – Austin, TX – iHeartCountry 2023
18 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
19 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*
20 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*
24 – Austin, TX – Moody Center*
26 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park*
27 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino & Resort
1 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*
2 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park*
3 – Panama City Beach, FL – Gulf Coast Jam
8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
10 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Festival
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