Bailey Zimmerman Releases Breakup Anthem “Religiously,” Announces New Album

Bailey Zimmerman’s new album Religiously: The Album is due out on May 12.

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Posted on March 17, 2023

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Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Spidey Smith

Bailey Zimmerman fans can rejoice because he just announced plans to release his highly-awaited debut album, Religiously: The Album.

In celebration of his upcoming project, the country music singer/songwriter, 23, is also sharing the title track from the forthcoming album, out today (Friday, March 17) via Warner Music Nashville/Elektra.

Following songs “Fix’n To Break” and “Get To Gettin’ Gone,” “Religiously” finds Zimmerman servicing a heartbreak anthem as he reminisces over a former romance that didn’t work out. He seemingly regrets the fate of him and his love interest as it didn’t turn out the way he had hoped.

Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Spidey Smith
Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Spidey Smith

It’s been a couple years / And yeah I’ve had my share / Of other broken up hearts / But I only shed real tears over ours,” Zimmerman sings in the first verse of the track.

And now I’m in this cold bright light / And this don’t even feel like life / ‘Cause I don’t have the only woman who believed in me / Religiously / And now I’m in the back of the church / Prayin’ just to stop the hurt / ‘Cause I don’t have the only woman who was there for me / Religiously,” he sings throughout the chorus of the track.

Listen To Bailey Zimmerman’s New Song “Religiously” Below

Ahead of the song’s release, Bailey Zimmerman teased the track on social media.

“RELIGIOUSLY 💔 WHAT DO YALL THINK🤔 🔥 or 🗑️,” Zimmerman previously teased.

Zimmerman’s New Song Will Appear On His New Project, Religiously: The Album

As for his upcoming album, fans can look for 16 tracks, 11 of which were co-written by the Illinois native. Religiously: The Album will follow Zimmerman’s 2022 record-breaking debut EP, Leave The Light On.

The nine-track project made history upon its release, becoming the most-streamed all-genre debut of 2022 and the biggest streaming country debut of all time. Leave The Light On is currently sitting at the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The song is also in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“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,” Zimmerman shared in a press release. “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.”

Aside from prepping his upcoming studio album, Zimmerman, who has earned more than 1.5 billion career streams to date, has also scored his first nomination going into the 2023 CMT Music Awards. He is up for two awards in two separate categories. They include Breakthrough Male Video of the Year for his Platinum-selling, No 1. debut “Fall In Love,” and the Male Video of the Year for the current single “Rock And A Hard Place.”  

Bailey Zimmerman 'Religiously: The Album' Art
Bailey Zimmerman ‘Religiously: The Album’ Art

Bailey Will Soon Hit The Road With Morgan Wallen

Zimmerman has been enjoying a busy year so far. Fans who catch him live will be able to hear his new music as he’s currently playing shows as part of Morgan Wallen’s massive 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour. The trek, which kicked off on March 15 in Auckland, NZ at the Spark Arena will return stateside in April. 

The 39-date run, which also features support from ERNEST on all dates, and HARDY and Parker McCollum on select dates, will stop at many legendary stadiums, including New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, LA’s SoFi Stadium, and Boston’s Fenway Park before wrapping on October 7, at Tacoma Dome in Washington.

Zimmerman’s Religiously: The Album is due out on May 12. The upcoming project is available for preorder and pre-save here.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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