Bailey Zimmerman Rock And A Hard Place Five Weeks #1 on ACC with Kix Brooks

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Bailey Zimmerman’s Rock And A Hard Place is a five-week #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, followed by ACC.

23-year-old Bailey Zimmerman is from Louisville, Illinois. He worked at a meat processing plant and on a gas pipeline before pursuing his music career dreams full-time.

“My dad owned a trucking business and would haul cars across the United States. We would get up at 3 am and do these drives, and he would always have country music playing.”

He gained notoriety by posting videos on social media and now has an impressive 2.3 million followers on TikTok.

“Two years ago, I quit my job to make music, and now we have a #1 song. All I got to say is God is good, and I’m very thankful for country radio and all the fans that support me and my music. Love Y’all a lot!”

Bailey Zimmerman Rock And A Hard Place

Bailey Zimmerman


Rock And A Hard Place is Bailey’s second straight #1 following the chart-topping success of Fall In Love in December 2022.

“In my wildest dreams, I never thought I’d see my name or any of my songs on the Billboard charts. So the fact that I’ve now had two reach the #1 spot is mind-blowing. Thanks to everyone who has supported me and my music. I owe everything to y’all.”

Bailey Zimmerman Rock And A Hard Place

Bailey Zimmerman


Heath Warren, Jacob Hackworth and Jet Harvey wrote Rock And A Hard Place.

Bailey recorded Rock after hearing Heath Warren perform it on his Instagram page.

Religiously The Album coming out on May 12, 2023. Bailey co-wrote 11 of the 16 tracks on his first LP.

“I love Rock and a Hard Place. That line that goes for the record, throwin’ in the towel takes some effort, so I’d rather ride it out for better weather. That is one of my favourite lines. That sentiment is so true, man. Throwing in the towel takes more effort than actually working on a relationship sometimes.”

“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. 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.”

Coming to a Canadian stage near you in 2023, Bailey Zimmerman.

Country Thunder Saskatchewan July 16 in Craven.

Big Valley Jamboree August 3-6 in Camrose.

Country Thunder Alberta August 20 in Calgary.

Bailey Zimmerman Rock And A Hard Place

Bailey Zimmerman

Big Valley Jamboree

Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time tour includes opener Bailey Zimmerman.

Moving across Canada One Night At A Time, Morgan, Bailey and Ernest arrive in Calgary on September 30.

“I played my first arena show with Brooks & Dunn, and afterwards I got in the car to go to Chicago, and my managers called me, and they’re like hey, we got some crazy stuff. We had to turn down this one tour, and it was like one of my favorite artists, and I was like why? Why’d we turn it down? He said because Morgan Wallen’s gonna take you on tour next year. And I just started crying. My whole band, we started crying because it’s like man, this is why we work so hard, and we work day and night writing these songs and doing all this stuff. So, it’s gonna be a crazy year. I’m really excited”

Morgan Wallen One Night At A Time

Morgan Wallen

Country 105

From Frisco, Texas, on May 11, the ACM Awards ceremony will stream live on Amazon’s Prime Video.

Country legends Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks host the 58th annual show.

Bailey Zimmerman is nominated for New Male Artist of the Year.

“Everyone that I have met, whether it has been bigger artists or other musicians, has been so supportive of me. Nashville, in general, is full of good people. Everyone has welcomed me in with open arms.”

“I‘ve been focusing on being in the moment and being here and really enjoying where I’m at. I’m excited to see how I grow as a person. What am I going to discover about myself that I didn’t know? What am I going to learn this year?”

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