|BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) hosted the first-ever No. 1 celebration yesterday for BMI singer/songwriter and breakout sensation Bailey Zimmerman that highlighted the success behind his debut chart-topper “Fall In Love” along with its follow-up, the multi-week No. 1 hit “Rock and a Hard Place.” The event, held at Nashville’s Hi-Fi Clyde’s, reunited Zimmerman with his cowriters behind the multi-Platinum hits including Austin Shawn (BMI) and Gavin Lucas (ASCAP) for “Fall In Love” along with “Rock and a Hard Place” songwriters Jack Hackworth (BMI), Jet Harvey (BMI) and Heath Warren (BMI). |
Sponsored by Studio Bank, highlights included a special donation presentation made by Music, Arts & Entertainment Executivr, Ron Cox, on behalf of Zimmerman and the songwriters to CreatiVets, which empowers wounded veterans to heal through the arts and music. Additionally, to commemorate their first No. 1 celebration, Taylor Guitars presented each BMI songwriter with their own custom-made guitar.
|ABOUT BAILEY ZIMMERMAN:|
Bailey Zimmerman has surged to the forefront of 21st century country music with the release of Religiously. The Album., arriving as not only the biggest all-genre streaming debut since 2021, but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. Deriving its name from his rapidly rising current country radio single, “Religiously,” the LP entered at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on their all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The “comfortably bruising and appealingly bruised” (The New York Times) project also features his multi-Platinum, No. 1 debut single, “Fall In Love,” as well as his most recent multi-Platinum hit, “Rock And A Hard Place,” which spent a whopping six consecutive weeks at the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. Both tracks were also included on his record-shattering debut EP, Leave The Light On, and their success propelled the breakout superstar to close out 2022 as the year’s only country artist to receive two Platinum certifications from the RIAA and prompted Billboard to name him as their No. 2 Top New Country Artist and No. 4 Top New Artist Overall. The 2023 ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year nominee and CMT Music Awards multi-nominee has ignited television audiences across the country with show-stopping performances on Good Morning America, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, and incited critical applause from Forbes, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, American Songwriter and many more. With more than 2 billion streams to date, he is out on the road now with Morgan Wallen as part of his monumental 2023 One Night At A Time Tour, and already selling out football stadiums coast-to-coast including SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston.
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