Have you already heard “Religiously” by Bailey Zimmerman?
In early 2022, we saw Zimmerman – a previously obscure and unfamiliar artist – quickly becoming a household name in country music and now continuously proving that he’s no one-hit country wonder.
He has already dropped a full-length record, Religiously The Album, as a follow-up to his record-shattering debut. In this project, the Louisville, Illinois, native features “Religiously,” which was released on April 17, 2023, as the album’s third single.
The song instantly became a gem in this young country phenomenon’s catalog. It ranked No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart while peaking at No. 14 on Billboard Hot 100.
Meaning Behind The Song
Written by Bailey Zimmerman alongside Marty James, Frank Romano, Alex Palmer, and Austin Shawn, “Religiously” explores the shadows of love’s dark side. It tells the story of a man mourning from his mistakes that led to the devastating loss of the only woman who was there for him.
Even though it’s been years and life’s been good to him – with his dreams of becoming a superstar coming true – he is still left in a void. He can’t help but reminisce about her significance in his life.
Here, you will see Zimmerman’s painstaking relatability and stunning conviction that sets him and this heartbreak ballad from the rest of the modern country herd.
Zimmerman teased that “Religiously” is a true story based on what one of the song’s co-writers, Marty James, went through with his marriage. Zimmerman described the song as “not letting your ego get in the way.”
Tune in below to listen to “Religiously” by Bailey Zimmerman, and be prepared to tap into the angst and emotions you used to have in your younger years.