Rackin’ up the accolades.
As of today, September 3rd, 2023, Zach Bryan has officially earned his first ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, all-genre, chart.
I love you guys and I appreciate you.— Zach Bryan (@zachlanebryan) September 3, 2023
This has been an unbelievable year https://t.co/jjROd2lVxy
His 16 track, fully self-produced, self-titled album, was released last Friday and has already become one of, if not thee, biggest albums of 2023. With his raw and authentic approach, die-hard fan base, and even the success of “Something In The Orange” at Country radio, there’s simply no wonder he’s racked up millions upon millions of streams in one week alone.
“I Remember Everything,” the duet with Kacey Musgraves and currently the most streamed song off the album on Spotify, is also expected to debut at No. 1 on The Hot 100, another all-genre chart that would also become a first for both artists.
Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves' "I Remember Everything" is currently expected to debut at #1 on the Hot 100.— Chart News (@chartnewspg) August 30, 2023
It would mark the first #1 hit for both artists (@zachlanebryan). pic.twitter.com/i9B1Ynt7f1
Zach Bryan ultimately feels like a unique blend of the low-fi nature of DeAnn and Elisabeth with a tad bit more professional production of his most recent releases. Tracks such as Smaller Acts and Summertime’s Close feel as if they’re ripped straight from DeAnn while El Dorado and Fear and Fridays feel like they would feel right at home on Summertime Blues.
Time will tell how the record ages in the eyes of Bryan’s adoring fans and the country music world in general. However, one thing that is abundantly clear is that, although he just scored his first ever No. 1 on the aforementioned Billboard chart, he is making the music that HE wants to make. Bryan is an artist and poet first and a superstar second.
Zach also recently announced the 2024 Quittin’ Time Tour. Kickin’ off with back to back nights in Chicago next March, the tour features one helluva supporting cast including the Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Isbell, Sierra Ferrell and more. Pre-sale begins on September 6th.