- Bailey Zimmerman is new on the country music scene, signing with Warner Music Nashville in 2022.
- The Louisville native has had two smash hits on the radio, with his song “Fall in Love” making history as the fastest debut single to reach the top spot since 2015.
- He is nominated for Best New Male Artist at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards.
It’s that time of the year again when the Academy of Country Music Awards are set to air and everyone is wondering who will go home as winners. One of the most exciting new performers up for the Best New Male Artist award is singer Bailey Zimmerman, 23. The young and talented musician burst onto the country music scene this past year and has impressed many. With his hit song, “Fall in Love,” making history as the fastest debut single to reach the top spot on the charts, it’s clear to see why he’s getting a lot of attention and why he may be the winner of an ACM award when it happens live on May 11.
A month before the ACMs, he was up for two awards, including Male Breakthrough Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for “Fall in Love,” at the 2023 CMT Awards. Although he didn’t win, his two nominations proved he’s made a lasting impression in the industry and will most likely continue to do so as he continues to release epic music.
Find out more about Bailey and his booming new music career below!
Bailey made history with his first single.
Born in 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky, Bailey was quick to have his name on everyone’s lips in the country music circuit as he scored big with his debut single “Fall in Love.” The song became the fastest debut single to reach the top spot since 2015.
Upon hearing the news, Bailey took to Instagram to give gratitude to his fans, writing, “Big thanks to all of y’all that have made this possible, without every single one of you, I wouldn’t be the man I am today.” He added, “Also huge thanks to my radio people out there that have believed in me and this song, grateful for y’all. Cheers to 2023.”
His first hit was actually 2 songs combined.
Opening up about his songwriting process, Bailey revealed “Fall in Love” was originally two songs that he and his co-writer, Gavin Lucas, had been tossing around. “I don’t even really know when, it was before winter of 2021,” he said of when the song came together to ABC News. “So it was kind of just like one day we just mashed two songs that Gavin had wrote together and made ’em one song.”
Bailey made his TV debut on ‘Good Morning America’ and rocked with an appearance on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.’
Bailey’s follow-up to his smash hit “Fall in Love” is called “Rock and a Hard Place.” He performed it for the first time live on Good Morning America on Dec. 27, making his national television debut.
Tune in on ABC right now! pic.twitter.com/DR2pneys5j
— New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (@RockinEve) January 1, 2023
He then went on to appear on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to help welcome in the year 2023 with his music. The special broadcasted from the satellite locations of Puerto Rico, New York and Los Angeles, and for the first time, Disneyland had its own stage. A slew of talented stars performed, such as Ciara, Fitz and The Tantrums, Maddie & Tae, Shaggy, Ben Platt, Aly & AJ, Halle Bailey, TXT, Lauren Spencer Smith and of course, Bailey! Bailey joined the gang performing from California Adventure park, belting out his hit ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ with a full band. Not a bad way to close out the year!
He’s a momma’s boy.
Bailey loves to include his mother in his posts to Instagram. In one, he celebrates his rising fame as he and the young parent enjoy seeing his name and face on a big ole billboard. “MOMMA WE MADE IT,” he captioned the adorable clip.
Bailey has toured with Morgen Wallen.
In December, Bailey took to his Instagram to reveal he would be opening up for country music star Morgen Wallen on his “One Night at a Time” world tour. Alongside a screenshot of the tour poster, Bailey wrote, “THIS IS GONNA GET ROWDY.”
This story originally appeared on Hollywoodlife