Zach Bryan Releases New Album: Listen To His Duets With The Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves And More

Written and produced solely by Bryan, the album features duets with Kacey Musgraves (“I Remember Everything), The War And Treaty (“Hey Driver”), The Lumineers (“Spotless”), and Sierra Ferrell (“Holy Roller”).

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Posted on August 29, 2023

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Zach Bryan has released his new self-titled album, the follow-up to his major-label debut project, American Heartbreak. The collection of songs, which dropped on Friday (Aug. 25) via Warner Records, includes 16 tracks, four of which are duets. 

Written and produced solely by Bryan, the sophomore studio album features guest appearances by Kacey Musgraves on “I Remember Everything,” The War And Treaty on “Hey Driver,” The Lumineers on “Spotless,” and Sierra Ferrell on “Holy Roller.”

Ahead of his full-length release, Bryan shared the track listing for his album and previewed some songs on his social media pages, including giving an acoustic solo performance of his duet with Musgraves. Instagram followers also got early snippets of “Spotless,” “Oklahoma Son,” “Tradesman,” “Summertime’s Close,” and others. 

“Really proud to call the writing and production on somethin’ all mine,” the Navy Veteran from Oklahoma captioned on Instagram alongside an image of the tracklisting for the album. “Thank y’all for your patience. I didn’t make this album to appease people who will never be happy anyways, I made it for my people, hope everyone has a good weekend.” 

Zach Bryan Track List

1. “Fear & Fridays (Poem)”

2. “Overtime”

3. “Summertime’s Close”

4. “East Side of Sorrow”

5. “Hey Driver” (Feat. The War and Treaty)

6. “Fear and Fridays”

7. “Ticking”

8. “Holy Roller” (Feat. Sierra Ferrell)

9. “Jake’s Piano / Long Island”

10. “El Dorado”

11. “I Remember Everything” (Feat. Kacey Musgraves)

12. “Tourniquet”

13. “Spotless” (Feat. The Lumineers)

14. “Tradesman”

15. “Tradeshow”

16. “Smaller Acts”

17. “Oklahoma Son”

Zach Bryan Self-Titled Album Art
Zach Bryan Self-Titled Album Art

Shared Insight Into His New Album

On Thursday (Aug. 24), the 27-year-old breakout country artist shared even more insight into his project, offering X followers a lengthy post, which read: “I’ve got no grand explanation for these songs, I got no riddle in reasoning behind writing them. I don’t have a bullsh– roll-out plan to stuff in front of as many people as I can. I just wrote some poems and songs I want to share because I think they’re special.”

“Some of them are heavy, some of them are hopeful, but more than anything what’s most important to me is that they’re all mine. If people listen to it, I’ll be grateful. If people don’t, I’ll still be grateful because I got the chance in this life to be original when it mattered,” he continued. “I’d like to say that I do not take any of this for granted. As some kid with a guitar from Okla, I am so grateful for each person that cares enough. My life has been a journey of ups and downs, and I want to thank the people who have kept the course with me while never backing down to anyone or anything, no matter the day.”

Fourth Studio Album

Bryan went on to add that he hopes and prays “someone out there relates” enough to his music to “not feel alone,” and closed out his message with, “I put everything I could in it, and I am at a loss for words at what a blessing this life is.”

Zach Bryan’s latest album, which marks his fourth studio album overall and second since signing on with Warner Records in 2021, also follows his Top 10 hit, “Something in the Orange,” which spent 65 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the longest-ever charting country single for a male artist on the chart.

“Something In The Orange,” as well as previous singles, “Til Brooklyn,” “Burn, Burn, Burn,” and “Starved,” belong on Bryan’s platinum-certified debut album, which peaked at No. 5 Billboard’s 200 Albums chart.

Zach Bryan; Photo Courtesy of Amy Harris/The Travel Addict
Zach Bryan; Photo Courtesy of Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

The Quittin Time Tour

Adding even more excitement to his album release, Bryan has announced his upcoming The Quittin Time Tour.

The 2024 trek will begin with back-to-back nights at Chicago’s United Center on March 6-7. From there, Bryan will visit stadiums and arenas across North America, bringing along with him a slew of openers, including Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Middle East, Turnpike Troubadours, Sheryl Crow, Sierra Ferrell, Matt Maeson, and Levi Turner.

Bryan’s Quittin Time Tour will conclude in his home state of Oklahoma, with two shows at the BOK Center on Dec. 13-14. In the meantime, folks can catch Bryan on his Burn, Burn, Burn Tour, which wraps on August 30 in Kansas City.

Fans can look for physical vinyl/CD copies of Bryan’s self-titled album, beginning Oct. 13. The album can be pre-ordered at zachbryan.com.

For now, take a look at the duets on Bryan’s 2023 self-titled album below.

“HEY DRIVER” — Zach Bryan Feat. The War and Treaty 

Bryan teams with husband and wife duo, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, on the piano-heavy track, transporting listeners to a place that sounds like anything better than dealing with a heartbreak.

“HOLY ROLLER” — Zach Bryan Feat. Sierra Ferrell 

Bryan and Ferrell are perfectly in sync, matching their vocals throughout the tune as they sing about blossoming love over a bright and bouncy melody.

“I REMEMBER EVERYTHING” — Zach Bryan Feat. Kacey Musgraves

Bryan enlists Musgraves on the standout collaboration as the two paint a picture of a summer romance that came to an end. They bring nostalgia as they both recall every moment from that fleeting fling.

“SPOTLESS” — Zach Bryan Feat. The Lumineers

Bryan teamed with a band that he has long been inspired by – The Lumineers. With frontman Wesley Shultz, the two highlight imperfection with introspective lyrics that include: “I ain’t spotless, neither is you / But once in my life, I’m gonna see it through / If you want spotless, I’ll always lose / You gave me your love, lover, you gave me the truth.”

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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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