Zach Bryan Confirms New Album, ‘Writers and Fighters,’ Set To Drop In 2023

Zach Bryan announced to fans that he has a new album coming in 2023. The rising country star took to…


Madeleine O’Connell

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December 2, 2022


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Zach Bryan; Photo by Scott Dudelson

Zach Bryan announced to fans that he has a new album coming in 2023.

The rising country star took to Twitter on Wednesday (Nov. 30) to share a few details surrounding his next project, including the title, Writers and Fighters. Bryan also explained that he doesn’t plan to release any other new music in the near future, except for his live album recorded at Red Rocks, which he teased in the spring. 

“hey guys, done dropping for awhile, besides the live album, working on a new project!” Bryan wrote before adding, “album for 2023 is called ‘Writers and Fighters’ and I have never been more excited for anything in my life.”

Considering the breakthrough year Bryan had, fans were quick to share their excitement for what the new year will hold.  

The upcoming project will follow Bryan’s most recent 9-track EP, Summertime Blues. Earlier this year, he also dropped his major label debut album, American Heartbreak, which became certified Gold less than six months, along with a handful of singles including “Til Brooklyn,” “Burn, Burn, Burn,” “Starved,” and his breakthrough hit, “Something In The Orange,” which has officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA. 

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 “I would say true love of anything is supposed to rip your heart out and put it back together all in the same go round. This album to me is all the trials we face day-in and day out and I wrote all the stories on it hoping someone, somewhere might relate or some kid might pick up an instrument and replicate it in an effort to be an artist,” he previously shared of his full-length project. “Some songs are sad, some are happy, some are hopeful, and some are hopeless, all of them mean something different to me and I pray they mean something to someone else. American Heartbreak is my effort at trying to explain what being a 26-year-old man in America is like. There’s love, loss, revelry, resentment, and forgiveness all wrapped into one piece of work. Thank you, guys, for listening, always.” 

Zach Bryan; Photo by Louis Nice
Zach Bryan; Photo by Louis Nice

Ever since he began his music career, even while he was on active duty for the US Navy, Bryan has made it his mission to put his fans first and to ensure that his music reflects his most authentic self. 

Bryan was an active-duty member of the U.S. Navy for seven years. During that time, he developed his craft for songwriting in his spare time until he announced he had been honorably discharged in 2021. Upon his release from service, he found himself stepping on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. This was the start of something huge for Bryan. 

Since putting all his focus into his true passion, the Oologah, Oklahoma native has gained millions of hardcore listeners from all around the globe. 

Over the summer, Zach Bryan served as support for several major country artists including Willie Nelson and Luke Combs, and in between, he hit the road for several dates on his headlining American Run tour.

He already has several festivals in the books for next year, beginning with Two Step Inn Festival which will be held April 15 in Georgetown, TX. 

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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.