It looks like country fans are falling hard and fast for Nashville newcomer Bailey Zimmerman. When the rising star released the gritty song “Fall In Love” as his debut single, it was streamed more than 150 million times.
It’s also been racing up the charts since its release – now ranking No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart while peaking at No. 35 on Billboard Hot 100.
It’s Not The Romantic Ballad You Think It Is
Bailey Zimmerman wrote “Fall In Love” with Austin Shawn and Gavin Lucas. While it comes with a dreamy title, it’s actually not the romantic ballad you think it is. In fact, it laments lost love that’s been delivered with a “gritty, modern-Americana country vibe.”
“Fall In Love” tells the story of a guy whose girlfriend ended up moving from their hometown to South Carolina, leaving him for another man who put a rock on her finger and built her a house right by the coast. While she’s now living in indulgence, one thing is for sure – her brand-new man doesn’t know her as the narrator did.
Now, the man in the song has become a walking testimony of a broken heart, and this heartbreaking ballad is his confession that should serve as a lesson to many people.
“After you lose that special person you never thought you’d lose, it’s hard to want to give love a second chance,” Zimmerman said about the song. “We felt like we could relate to a lot of people by shining a light on that feeling.”
Tune in and listen to “Fall In Love” by Bailey Zimmerman in the video below. The Illinois native has truly captured our hearts, and we can’t wait for more Bailey Zimmerman songs on the radio.