Zach Bryan’smajor label studio debut, American Heartbreak, is already my top album of the year, and I don’t think anyone else in the industry is going to be able to top it.
Of course, we knew this 34-track album would be behemoth in its reach judging by sheer fan excitement alone, but so far, it’s already blown those high expectations out of the water by a country mile.
His new record debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and #1 on their Top Country Albums chart. Pretty damn impressive, to say the very least, for a guy who barely does any press and has zero radio play whatsoever.
It’s unprecedented for an artist like Zach to have an album up there on the all-genre Billboard album chart with the likes of massive pop and rap stars like Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow and Ed Sheeran.
In addition to breaking the record for single album streams in a 24-hour period (and surpassing one billion streams in his young career already), he also has one of the highest streaming country albums in history of the genre.
Though the massive tracklist does help pad those numbers some, Zach isn’t a mainstream name and the American Heartbreak streaming numbers are likely up there with (or probably better than) Morgan’s Wallen’s 2021 record-breaking Dangerous double album.
And it will all only continue to explode as more and more people discover country music’s now worst-kept secret, and lucky for all of us, Zach also just added a slew of new dates to his American Heartbreak tour.
Some of the stops include festival appearances, as well as a few dates he’s opening for Willie Nelson on the Outlaw Music Festival tour this fall.
He also said it’s probably the last tour he’ll ever go on… I don’t know whether that’s really true or not, but if you’re wanting to see him in concert, I’d recommend getting to a show regardless because the man is absolutely incredible live.
This Okie is on a rocket to the moon, and clearly, it’s not slowing down anytime soon.