Zach Bryan is a singer/songwriter from Oologah, Oklahoma. The 25-year-old served seven years in the Navy before being honorably discharged. His biggest hit has been his song “Something In The Orange.” He most recently won a 2023 ACM Award in the New Male Artist category.
The song’s lyrics, written by Bryan, include, “I need to hear you say you’ve been waitin’ all night / There’s orange dancing in your eyes from bulb light / Your voice only trembles when you try to speak / Take me back to us dancing, this wood used to creak / To you I’m just a man, to me you’re all I am / Where the hell am I supposed to go? / I poisoned myself again / Something in the orange tells me you’re never coming home.”
Bryan made his Grand Ole Opry debut in April of 2021. He later signed a deal with Warner Records. In May of 2022, Zach released his debut triple album American Heartbreak. It debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with over 70,000 album-equivalent units, marking the biggest first week for a country album in 2022.
As Bryan begins his rise in country music and beyond, we take a look at the last couple of years in country music through images.