Artist on the rise, Bailey Zimmerman has been crushing it ever since he released his very first song in 2021, and he’s not looking to slow down anytime soon. To celebrate the release of his debut EP, Leave The Light On, Zimmerman teamed up with Spotify to answer a few questions about himself while smashing some household items that correlate with his stories.
“Working with Spotify is a dream come true because I’ve looked up to them for years,” Zimmerman explained. “I’ve been a Spotify listener since I was a teenager. For them to allow me to bring my passion for lifted trucks into the fold to smash stuff was just icing on top of the cake. I would work with Spotify over and over again.”
The singer shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the making of this informative and exciting video with Country Now.
While Zimmerman is the star of the show for this project, his truck is not far behind as it’s used as the main method of smashing the items. First, the Louisville, IL native grabbed hold of a mini shopping cart filled with items that reflect his first job working at a meat market. As expected, the toy was no match for Zimmerman’s mega-truck.
Among the variety of questions he was asked, he shared that country star Morgan Wallen is his biggest influence, revealed the role that cheese balls played when he previously wrecked his truck, confessed which country artist he would trust to take his truck out for a spin and more.
Then, Zimmerman put his truck to the side and took things into his own hands.
“Smashing stuff with my truck was sick, but it wasn’t enough. I’m about to grab a baseball bat and we’re gonna smash more stuff,” he said in the video. Once he dressed in the proper safety gear, he got to work, shattering dishes, watermelons, TV’s and more, leaving almost nothing left unscathed.
The “Fall In Love” artist stood proudly as he looked over what he accomplished. Not only did it give him an outlet to release any pent-up anger, but fans also got to know him better in the process.
“It’s been one heck of a day. Thank you so much for hanging with me on Spotify and smashing all kinds of stuff. Make sure you guys go listen to my new EP, Leave The Light On. It’s been fun,” he said before attempting to bust open a pumpkin as his final victim and concluding the video.
See additional behind-the-scenes photos below.
Zimmerman’s new collection, Leave The Light On, is likely to smash its way through the music industry, much like he did with all the items in the video. The nine-track project features a combination of previously released and never before heard songs. A fan-favorite, “Fall In Love,” sits at No. 7 on the track list. This single is now within the Top 10 at country radio, making it the fastest debut song to reach the Top 10 in five years and the 9th most-streamed country song of the year. It’s currently in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and the Top 30 on their all-genre Hot 100 chart.
Several other standout tracks are also featured on the project, such as “Rock And A Hard Place” and “Where It Ends.” Both songs have climbed their way to the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
The nine-track EP includes his most recent release “Never Leave,” which follows his usual theme of love and heartbreak, but also approaches things a bit differently. Zimmerman slows things down, letting his desperate vocals take the lead as he pleads with his love interest to stick around and try to make things work. The intense desire to stop his partner from walking away draws listeners in and keeps them hooked until the final note.
With the help of his growing fanbase, Zimmerman has garnered over 5.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and on November 4, he will add another notch under his belt when he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Bailey Zimmerman is next slated to perform tonight, Oct. 14 in Ventura, CA.