A surprise from Bryan - new music already
Friday, July 15, 2022
– Only three months after putting out a massive major label debut, Zach Bryan surprise with a nine-song EP, "Summertime Blues."
"American Heartbreak," a two-CD set, came out in May. The Oklahoma native put out two other CDs independently.
Bryan sings about working class lifestyle; ("Quittin' Time"); paints a bittersweet portrait of a summer night across America on the title track; spins a fiddle-swept yarn about lovers on the run ("Matt & Audie") and goes into a relationship gone sour (the fiery "All The Time").
Bryan also announced new concert dates, including his first headlining gig in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on Oct. 18.
Alana Springsteen is out with "The History of Breaking Up (Part Two)." The eight-song EP follows up the first installment, which came out last year from the 21-year-old Virginia Beach, Va. native. Picking up the guitar at seven and writing her first song by age nine, Springsteen relocated to Nashville at 14 and landed a publishing deal. Springsteen co-wrote all but one track on the project and co-produced and played guitar on five.
AMERICAN HEARTBREAK. the Navy veteran's third album and first for Warner Records as well as his first studio-recorded album, made the second-highest streaming country music album debut in history, breaking the 2022 record for single album streams in a 24-hour period and pushing Bryan well past 1 billion streams globally. Capping five years of what Bryan himself called "a true tall-tale," AMERICAN HEARTBREAK's unforgettable vignettes of modern life in America—the rambling "From Austin," stirring "Something In The Orange," and down-home "Highway Boys," to name just a few—earned him a spot in the canon of the country's great narrative songwriters.
"Something in the Orange" peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot Country charts and was the #18 global streaming track overall. "From Austin" claimed #1 Country Song on Apple Music and debuted at #4 on Spotify's Global Country chart. On the strength of its deeply personal story, the track has garnered over 37 million global streams. Bryan is now a regular presence on the most coveted playlists in country music.
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Some have described celebrated singer/songwriter Zach Bryan's style as 'sad boy country' and only this sort of unhappy artist can make even getting off work sound a little depressing. However, Bryan does just that with his "Summertime Blues EP" opener, "Quittin Time." The track is introduced with mournful banjo and fiddle, which foreshadows Bryan's restless lyrical wait for his workday to end. Yes, he sings about how "I'll take my gal to town" ...