Bailey Zimmerman – Singer Who Became an Overnight Sensation Through TikTok

By | May 11, 2024

Bailey Zimmerman is an American country singer and songwriter. He is the first country singer to become a star overnight through TikTok. One of his songs, "Rock and A Hard Place," was nominated for the "Male Video of the Year" by the CMT Music Awards.

Early Life

Bailey Lynn Zimmerman was born on January 27, 2000, in Louisville, Illinois. He credits his father for introducing him to country music, as his father always played country music in the car. Bailey also credits his success to his mother, Kristi Bailey Haeer.

Although it is known that his father was in the trucking business, he has not disclosed much about his early childhood. The family lived in Louisville, Illinois.

Bailey has an older brother and a younger brother. Unfortunately, his parents separated while Bailey was still young, and their mother had to raise them alone.

Bailey graduated from North Clay High School in 2018. His first job was at a meat processing plant before he moved to gas pipeline construction. However, he returned home soon to be near his mother and built custom trucks in his brother's shop.


Bailey's musical journey started with learning to play the guitar at nine. When he was a teenager, his mother introduced him to several Pop metal bands. She also took him to his first concert to watch Tesla at 12.

Shortly after high school, he started recording himself singing while working at his elder brother's shop. In December 2020, Bailey recorded himself singing "Never Comin' Home" and shared the song on his TikTok account. Within five hours, a song snippet had over a million views.

Bailey Zimmerman became an overnight star through TikTok

Bailey Zimmerman became an overnight star through TikTok

This incident gave Bailey the confidence to book a Nashville studio to record the track. He released the debut single "Never Comin' Home" on February 3, 2021.

The song was listed among the top 20 on Spotify's Viral Chart in the United States. Later, in August 2021, Bailey signed with The Core Entertainment and 10th Street Entertainment for management.

Bailey's net worth is around $2 million as of 2024. Most of his income comes from his Warner Music Group Corp recording contract. He also earns from his music through Spotify and other digital music streaming services.

Bailey Zimmerman is a TikTok star

Bailey Zimmerman is a TikTok star

Bailey's concert tours also earn him a substantial income as they draw huge crowds. His tour tickets cost an average of $30. He also earns from performing in other events. His YouTube channel, where he uploads his songs, has over 536k subscribers and gets earnings, too.

He also earns from his Instagram page, which has over 1.5 million followers. He has monetized his TikTok account, with over 2.9 million followers and 49.7 million likes.

Bailey started his TikTok account in December 2020, where he posted original music.

He earns a lot from brand endorsements and partnerships with companies. Collaborations with other artists and appearances in their concerts further strengthen his brand, opening up new income revenues.

Best Songs

Bailey is a skilled songwriter and has written or co-written most of his songs. He mostly co-writes with Austin Shawn and Gavin Lucas. Bailey has also co-written with Heath Warren, Chandler Walters, Jet Harvey, Tucker Beathard, and Jacob Hackworth.

In April 2022, Bailey joined Elektra Records under Warner Music Group Corp. He has earned his first nomination for the "Best New Male Artist of the Year 2023" by the Academy of Country Music Awards.

His most famous singles include:

  • Never Comin' Home - 2021
  • Fall in Love - February 2022 (No. 1 on country radio). It's also the fastest debut album single to reach number one since 2015.
  • Rock And A Hard Place - June 2022 (Top 10 at Billboard Hot 100)
  • Where It Ends - August 2022
  • Leave the Light On - October 2022

On May 12, 2023, Bailey released his first album, "Religiously: The album." It became the best streaming debut album across all genres of the year.

Bailey Zimmerman released album Religiously

Bailey Zimmerman released album Religiously

The album also became the biggest streaming country debut of all time. The lead single, "Religiously," has garnered over 18 million views on YouTube.

As his opening act, Bailey was on tour with Morgan Wallen ("One Night At A Time World Tour") in 2023. Bailey also got to work with the Jonas brothers on their song "Strong Enough."

His latest song, "Holy Smokes," released on February 23, 2024, is his second album's lead single.

Music Band

Bailey Zimmerman is the songwriter and singer for his music band. He has the support of other band members like Brendan Orchard, who joined the band in May 2022 and is a guitarist. Brendan was the guitarist for Dave Green, who is also an artist.

Chris Chiarcos, the band leader for Bailey, introduced Branden to Bailey's band. Chris is the bass player for Bailey's band.

Max Miller from Sioux City, Iowa, is the band's drummer. After moving to Nashville, he met Bailey's bassist, who introduced him to the band.

Personal Life

Bailey Zimmermann isn't married, doesn't have children, and has no known girlfriend. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, when not on tour. He often goes out with family and friends, but no one has seen him with a girlfriend.

He is 5'7" tall. In his September 2023 TikTok video, Bailey expressed his desire to find a wife. He asked those interested to comment on the video. However, whether serious or not, we are yet to find out if he found one!

Bailey Zimmerman

Bailey Zimmerman

The TikTok video dispels any rumors that his wife's name is Kirsten Murphy and that Bailey has a daughter. No photos on his social media pages show a wife, child, or girlfriend. He posts pictures of his dog, Marley Mae, frequently.

Bailey Zimmerman with dog Marley

Bailey Zimmerman with dog Marley

Tour 2024

Bailey set out on a tour in 2024 to promote the album Religiously in Ireland, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. Josh Ross joined him as a special guest.

Social Media Links

You can check the singer's tour dates on his official website, Bailey Zimmerman Music. You can also buy Tour 2024 merchandize.

Instagram - @bailey.zimmerman
YouTube - Bailey Zimmerman
TikTok - Bailey Zimmerman
Spotify - Bailey Zimmerman

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