Are The Jonas Brothers Teasing A Collaboration With Bailey Zimmerman?
The cryptic Instagram post left fans wondering what’s to come.
The Jonas Brothers; Photo Provided, Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Spidey Smith
Something is brewing between the pop band, The Jonas Brothers, and viral country sensation Bailey Zimmerman.
The trio of siblings Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas took to Instagram today (Oct. 26) to share a very cryptic post with their fanbase, hinting at a forthcoming announcement. The photo simply featured four red solo cups with name tag stickers for Nick, Kevin, Bailey and Joe, written in that order.
“This things gonna BANG🔥,” Zimmerman wrote in the comment section.
This would mark the first time The Jonas Brothers have ever collaborated with Zimmerman. Many fans expressed both excitement and confusion for the band to cross over into the country music realm.
“WHATEVER THIS IS I LOVE IT,” one fan eagerly wrote while another asked, “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN 👀”
Zimmerman Was Starstruck When Meeting The Jonas Brothers
During a recent interview with Audacy’s Katie Neal, Zimmerman was asked when he was last starstruck and revealed that moment to be when he met The Jonas Brothers.
“[I] got to meet and hang and like kick it with ’em,” Bailey said. “I would say we’re kind of like friends. I’m like, ‘Dang dude, these guys are sick!’ They’re like really chill and kicking it. And they treated me so good when we came to the show like, ‘Dude, you guys are the bomb man.’ And then the show is like unbelievable.”
The interview took place in September, but Zimmerman did not reveal when this meeting took place, however, on August 19, Zimmerman shared a photo with Nick and Kevin Jonas from the trio’s show in Boston.
Trio Recently Visited Nashville On Tour
The “Burnin’ Up” singers recently held two performances at Bridgestone Arena as part of their current headlining trek dubbed Five Albums. One Night. The Tour. They made their way to downtown Nashville to deliver their three-hour-long show on October 9 and then again on October 20. So, it’s possible that this yet-to-be-announced project with Zimmerman came to fruition during one of their recent stops in Music City.
Produced by Live Nation, The Tour includes more than 90 concerts in stadiums and arenas across 20 countries before wrapping up June 20, 2024 in Belfast, Ireland. While this stint of shows comes in support of their latest album titled, The Album, each concert also chronicles their five studio albums in one evening.
Joining them on the trek as a special guest is rising pop group, Lawrence.
On May 12, 2023, the GRAMMY Award-winning band dropped their latest 12-track record, featuring fan favorites such as “Waffle House,” “Wings,” “Vacation Eyes,” “Little Bird,” and more. This marked thier first body of work since 2019’s Platinum-Certified Happiness Begins, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the GRAMMY® Award-nominated, 5x-Platinum, Billboard Hot 100 #1 smash hit “Sucker.”
The brothers got their official start as a band in 2005 when they signed with Columbia Records and released their first album, It’s About Time, in 2006. Soon after, The Jonas Brothers rose to fame with Disney, split in 2013 and then got the band back together in 2019 after a six-year hiatus where Nick and Joe both pursued solo careers.
PEOPLE confirmed the rumors of their reunion as a band in February of 2019, followed by the announcement of their new songs, “Sucker” and “Happiness Begins.” This also sparked their return to the stages around the U.S. for their 2021 Remember This tour.
While it is a bit unexpected, the upcoming collaboration with Bailey Zimmerman would not be the first time the band has worked closely with artists in the country music genre. During their 2021 trek, The Jonas Brothers catered to their country music fans by inviting Kelsea Ballerini to join them as the opening act throughout the summer.
Zimmerman’s Career Continues To Skyrocket
The news involving Zimmerman comes after the “Rock and A Hard Place” singer earned his third consecutive No. 1 hit with “Religiously.” With this impressive achievement under his belt, Zimmerman is now the fastest artist to have his first three singles peak atop the Country Aircheck chart since Sam Hunt in 2015. Not only that, but he is also the fourth fastest artist to accomplish this feat since 2000.
He celebrated the news by sharing a heartfelt message of gratitude with his fans back in September, during which he also thanked everyone who sold out his 2024 headlining trek dubbed, RELIGIOUSLY, THE TOUR.
“Big day, you want to know why? Because ‘Religiously’ is No. 1 at freakin’ Country radio in the U.S.. Let’s go! And not only is ‘Religiously’ No. 1 at Country radio, but y’all sold out ‘Religiously: the freakin’ tour,’” Zimmerman exclaimed.
He continued, “Everything that’s happened in my life, everything that’s going on now, the music, the tours, everything is because of y’all and I can’t thank you enough. This is insane and my life has become a dream, truly. I am so grateful to have y’all and call y’all friends, fans and family. Let’s keep doing this, third No. 1 in a row and let’s keep it rolling. I freakin’ love y’all, see you next year on religiously the tour, sold out! Let’s go!”
Bailey Zimmerman will kick off the new year on his biggest headlining tour yet, as he opens the string of shows on February 1, 2024 at the Novo in Los Angeles, California. The run is set to continue through May 20, when he will wrap things up in Dublin, Ireland.
Produced by Live Nation, RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR. will make stops across the U.S. in major markets including St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA and more before heading overseas in May.
Budding singer/songwriter Josh Ross will join Zimmerman on the road in support of the tour
In the midst of his headlining trek, Zimmerman will also join Morgan Wallen on select dates of his upcoming stadium shows.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.