“Never thought my face would be on a race car!”
To help promote Bailey Zimmerman’s Religiously: The Album, the cover art was displayed on AJ Allmendinger’s NASCAR during the Xfinity Series in Nashville on Saturday, June 24.
Among the other sponsorships, Zimmerman's name and face were featured on the back quarter panels of the No. 10 Chevrolet. The front and back of the Nascar even had ‘BZ’ printed on it.
“Never thought my face would be on a race car 🔥,” Zimmerman shared on social media. “BLESSED BEYOND BELIEF 🤯❤️ I can’t thank Kaulig Racing enough for always treating us like family👏 HOLY COW I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS🤘 DREAMS DO COME TRUE 😭🔥”
Later in the day, he captioned. “WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER,” adding, “I checked so many things off my bucket list and it’s all because of y’all out there supporting me and my music… thank you will never be enough.”
Zimmerman also took part in the celebrations after its victory. It was Allmendinger’s second NASCAR Xfinity race win this year and 17th of his career at the Nashville Superspeedway in the Tennessee Lottery 250.
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"I spent a lot of years not winning anything, so I need wins just to make me mentally OK every week," Allmendinger said. "And whether it's Cup or Xfinity, this is why you go out here, do this is, to try to win races. ... So, I don't take anything for granted."
In another career highlight, Zimmerman recently joined Nickelback on Rockstar. Sharing the performance on Instagram, the Religiously singer wears one of their band shirts as he dances along to their 2006 hit tune. “Shoutout to Chad [Kroeger, lead singer] for bein’ such a badass person,” he captioned.
In May, Zimmerman broke the record for ‘Most Streamed Debut Country Album Of All Time’ with Religiously. The Album. It also marked the biggest streaming debut album of the year across all genres.
“Alright so, if you guys didn’t know… two weeks ago, I released my debut album, Religiously. The Album., and you guys streamed it so many freaking times that it is now the most streamed country debut album of all freakin’ time,” he shared on Instagram. “I just wanted to hop on here and tell y’all thanks for all the love on the album. You guy have changed my life. You have changed my family’s life. It is truly an honour to call y’all friends/fans. Thank you, guys, very much. Biggest streaming debut country album of all freakin’ time and man, you guys did that. Thanks guys. Love you so much!”
Zimmerman’s 2022 debut EP, Leave The Light On, also made history upon release as the most-streamed all-genre debut of 2022. In addition, he was the only country artist in 2022 to receive two Platinum certifications from the RIAA, beginning with his #1 debut single Fall In Love, the fastest debut single to reach #1 at country radio since 2015 and the first debut hit to make it all the way to #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2022.
Working tirelessly to bring his music to fans around the world, the Illinois native is out on the road now for Morgan Wallen's 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour. The 50+ trek has already taken him around Australia, including CMC Rocks QLD in March, with further stops at multiple legendary venues including stadium stops at Boston’s Fenway Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field before wrapping on October 7th at Washington’s Tacoma Dome.
Zimmerman currently appears on Won’t Back Down featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Dermot Kennedy on the soundtrack for Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious franchise staring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Momoa and Jason Statham.
Keep up to date with Bailey Zimmerman on his Facebook page here.