Zach Bryan is unstoppable right now.
He just wrapped up his first headlining, sold-out tour, Ain’t For Tamin’, which is absolutely incredible in and of itself.
He brought out the incredible Charles Wesley Godwin to open a lot of the shows for him, and they hit the ground running touring all over the country since Zach was honorably discharged from active-duty in the U.S. Navy a couple months back.
He took some time off over the last week or so since the tour wrapped to decompress from all of it, and today, Zach’s reflecting on just how special this run was:
“Let myself decompress a little bit here in a cabin up north after a month of complete chaos and playing live music.
I never expected the tour to sell out, I never expected everyone to know every word, I never expected the boys and me to move along just fine through all of these cities. I never knew all the stories everyone told me at the meet and greets and how far my music has actually reached.
I never deserved to sell two nights out at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom, I never deserved to sit in a Chicago attic in the middle of the city at Park West, or to see my breath freezing in Detroit on one of the best days of my life.
I met some of my closest friends, sang ‘Jesse’ by Charles Wesley Godwin and nearly came to tears every time. I got awfully emotional when it all ended and didn’t really know how to react to the humanity of it all.
Thank you guys, thanks to everyone who gives a damn, and mostly thank God for the most amazing experience of my life. Now I’m just going to finish this album that, if I’m lucky, bucks and sucks. Take it easy everyone, I love you.”
One of the most endearing things about Zach is his humility and how much his fans mean to him. Though I’m sure it’s the first of many more tours to come, I respect the hell out of how much he appreciates the opportunities he’s had to go out on the road and play his songs for live audiences.
Obviously, he’s extremely talented and has had a meteoric rise within country music that’s just getting started, but at the end of the day, he’s just a kid from Oklahoma who loves making music, and that’s why it all works.
Though there’s still no official release date or any further details on the upcoming album, in the caption he posted on Instagram, he noted that he was going to finish it now since he’s done with the tour and has no other work obligations at the moment:
“Now I’m just going to finish this album that, if I’m lucky, bucks and sucks.”
So, I would think it’s pretty likely that we may have a new Zach Bryan album out pretty early on in 2022. At least, I really hope that’s the case.
We all know he’s been teasing tons of new songs for said record, and most recently, he shared a clip of “Something in the Orange”: