Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Zach Bryan Releases New EP 'Summertime Blues'


Oklahoma country star Zach Bryan shares Summertime Blues, a new 9-track EP, which arrives only a couple of months after his record-breaking, critically-acclaimed Warner Records debut American Heartbreak

Summertime Blues follows in the footsteps of American Heartbreak with its honest and poignant storytelling, further underscoring Bryan’s reputation as one of the most vital and singular songwriters of his, or any other generation.

Over the course of Summertime Blues, Bryan sings about working class lifestyle; (the dark and muscular 'Quittin’ Time'); paints a bittersweet portrait of a summer night across America on the title track; tells a longing story about the one that got away ('Oklahoma Smoke Show'); and dives deep into the frustrations of a relationship gone sour (the fiery 'All The Time'). He shifts from epic to intimate with the songwriting mastery fans have become accustomed to, exploring the many textures of life without flinching at their complexities. 

Bryan also announces a handful of new concert dates, including his first proper headlining gig in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on October 18. His summer tour thus far has found him forging profound connections with fans thanks to his simple, undiluted, genuine, and captivating music. A list of  Bryan’s upcoming tour dates can be found here. 

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.

Summertime Blues proves that the once-in-a-lifetime songwriter has a deep well to pull from, and American Heartbreak was just the beginning. 

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For more information about Zach, including upcoming tour dates, check out his website.

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