Bailey Zimmerman’s ‘Religiously’ Roars Onto Top Country Albums Chart

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The 16-song group simultaneously enters astatine No. 3, arsenic good arsenic nan Billboard 200 astatine No. 7.

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Bailey Zimmerman scores his 2nd apical 10 connected some nan Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 charts dated May 27.

The singer-songwriter’s caller LP, Religiously. The Album., which was released May 12, bounds onto Top Country Albums astatine No. 3 and nan Billboard 200 astatine No. 7. It opens pinch 47,000 balanced medium units earned done May 18, according to Luminate, a play career-high for Zimmerman.

The medium follows his nine-song group Leave nan Light On, which debuted astatine Nos. 2 and 9, respectively (32,000 units), successful October 2022.

Religiously was produced Austin Shawn, and Zimmerman co-wrote 11 of its 16 songs. The first 2 singles, “Fall successful Love” and “Rock and a Hard Place,” topped nan Country Airplay floor plan for 1 and six weeks, respectively.

Zimmerman, 23, from Louisville, Ill., made history erstwhile “Rock” ruled Country Airplay for its sixth week, connected nan April 27-dated survey, arsenic he became nan first antheral creator to walk six weeks atop nan floor plan conscionable 2 aliases less promoted entries, successful a lead role, into a career. Only 1 different enactment wide has achieved nan feat: Carrie Underwood’s first promoted state single, “Jesus, Take nan Wheel,” dominated for six weeks successful January-February 2006.

Plus, connected nan multimetric Hot Country Songs floor plan dated Sept. 3, 2022, Zimmerman became nan first creator to spot 3 career-opening entries successful nan apical 10 simultaneously, since nan database began arsenic an all-encompassing genre ranking successful October 1958: “Rock and a Hard Place,” “Where It Ends” and “Fall successful Love.” Zimmerman’s existent azygous is nan caller set’s title track. On Hot Country Songs, it pushes 18-12 for a caller best, pinch 9.5 cardinal streams (up 34%) and 1,000 sold (up 36%). It leaps 40-29 connected Country Airplay, up 62% to 3.9 cardinal impressions

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