Zach Bryan simply cannot be stopped right now.
He’s about to wrap up his American Heartbreak tour at Red Rocks on Thursday (and record a live album in the process), after dropping his major label debut studio album American Heartbreak earlier this year.
He’s sold out pretty much every show on the road, too, and has had massive streaming numbers thanks to the behemoth of a project that included 34 tracks in total. He also put out his Summertime Blues EP, in addition to dropping a few other stand-alone singles.
Recently the aforementioned record was certified Gold, and “Something In The Orange” was officially certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The song also previously debuted at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May, as well as debuting at #1 on the Emerging Artist Chart.
And as a result of the early numbers, it was announced a few weeks ago that his label, Warner Records, was officially pushing the fan-favorite song “Orange” as a single to country radio.
The single officially broke the Top 40 this week, climbing to the #39 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart (one of two charts labels use to officially track their songs performance), making it his very first Top 40 hit on mainstream country radio:
I mean, it’s hard to say anything that hasn’t already been said about Zach, but it’s pretty damn cool to see him making gains on the mainstream chart against the biggest names in country music.
You absolutely love to see it.
Pushing “Orange” as a single sort of falls in line with a recent decision by Cody Jinks to send his Platinum single “Loud and Heavy” to country radio, as well.
And though it’s a relatively small victory at this point, I’d definitely still file it in the “win” column for artists outside of the Nashville machine everywhere, and I’m excited to see how “Orange” continues to climb on the country charts.
Hey, if we keep trending like this, I might actually turn on country radio every now and then…