Bailey Zimmerman will be ready to help people ring in the New Year, and kick off 2024! The performance will close out what has already been a massive year for Bailey, 23. On the heels of his successful singles “Rock and a Hard Place” and “Fall in Love” in 2022, Bailey dropped his debut album Religiously. The Album. in May 2023. He also received three major award show nominations with two CMT Music Awards nods and an ACMs nomination.
When Bailey performs on the New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, he’ll join plenty of other country superstars for the exciting event. Besides Bailey, other country stars like Thomas Rhett and Lainey Wilson will be taking the stage to ring in the new year.
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’ in 2022
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. When he returns to CBS for their New Year’s special, it won’t be the first time that he’s performed on NYE.
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 Morgan 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.”