Record-breaking artist Bailey Zimmerman has joined Apple Music’s Up Next program, their monthly initiative centered around identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent.
The small town Illinois native went from spending long hours at his family car dealership and late nights doing roadwork on the gas pipeline, to a major label record deal and back-to-back Platinum hits in under two years.
Upon the release of his EP, Leave the Light On, in October 2022, Zimmerman broke the record for biggest country debut EP of all time by first-day streams on Apple Music worldwide. His music has also reached the Daily Top 100 in 13 countries, and last year, he saw an increase in streams of over 1,600 percent on Apple Music worldwide.
“I still wake up every day feeling so unbelievably grateful for all the support y’all have shown me since I quit my job to make music two years ago,” says Zimmerman. “To be named an Up Next Artist by Apple is truly a dream come true. God is so good! I’m so thankful for y’all.”
In his exclusive Apple Music short film, out now, Zimmerman takes fans to his favorite spots in Nashville, and gives a glimpse into his world of writing and producing music with his friends and producers. Additionally, he sat down for an interview with Apple Music’s Kelleigh Bannen, where he discussed his dream collaborations, what’s next for him this year and how’s he’s handling his newfound stardom.
To watch the film and interview, and listen to an expanded edition of Leave the Light On that includes three tracks reimagined for Apple Music Sessions, click here.
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