Not gonna lie, the friendship between Zach Bryan and Charles Wesley Godwin might be my favorite bromance in country music right now.
Both of them are absolute powerhouse singers and songwriters, and when they team up like they have, it’s something pretty special.
Charles has recently been opening for Zach on his sold-out tour, and during an appearance on our Whiskey Riff Raff podcast recently he talked about the rabid fanbase that Zach has built up in such a short amount of time – comparing him to the Beatles when they first came to America:
“The whole thing is crazy. It’s his first tour ever, and he’s selling out rooms all across the country, every single one between 1,500 and 5,000 seaters. Ya know, his first tour. And everybody in the crowd knows every single word… I’ve never seen anything like it.
When he steps out, and him and his guys go on stage and they’re about to start their show, you feel like you need hearing protection. Like, it is electric. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
And it seems the respect is definitely mutual.
Zach recently took to Twitter to praise his opening act, calling him “the best to ever do it.”
And after Charles held an album release party for his incredible sophomore album, How the Mighty Fall, Zach again praised Charles and his rise in the country music world, saying it was “something really beautiful in music that I will tell my grandkids about.”
Pretty high praise from one of the best artists in the game right now.
And honestly as a fan it’s just been really cool to watch this tour unfold (from afar, unfortunately, because I couldn’t make it to any of their live shows) because I love watching great artists like Zach take out such deserving and talented guys like Charles and introduce him to a new crowd of fans.
After every show it seemed like people were taking to social media to not only rave about Zach’s show, but also to talk about how they’ve been introduced to such a great artist like Charles. You can literally see his fanbase growing thanks to Zach, and as a huge Charles Wesley Godwin fan, that’s just been really fun to watch.
Of course Zach is hitting the road as an opening act himself next year when he heads out with Luke Combs for a stadium tour, so I have a feeling we’ll be seeing people saying who may not have heard of Zach before the show saying the same thing about him too.
And Zach also recently announced his first headlining show at the historic Ryman Auditorium – and he seems to think that Charles will be doing the same very soon.
I think it’s safe to say that both of these guys are going to be playing much bigger venues very soon – so if you have the chance to see them at a smaller show now, you better jump on it while you can.