Zach Bryan Becomes First Country Artist To Win Top New Artist Trophy At Billboard Music Awards


Zach Bryan was a big winner at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.

He took home four trophies, including Top New Artist, making him the first country artist to win in the Top New Artist category (at one point, there was also a Top New Country Artist Award at the BMA’s, so this applies to the overall Top New Artist regardless of genre).

He also received the Top Rock Artist award, in addition to Top Rock Song for “Something in the Orange” and Top Rock Album for his 2022 major label debut American Heartbreak.

Of course, Zach’s American Heartbreak crushed it on streaming upon debut, earning the most streams of any country album in 2022 on both Spotify and Apple Music.

It immediately shot to the top of the charts while propelling Zach to absolute superstar status, and his fan-favorite single “Something in the Orange” also had a run up the country charts, in addition to being his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when it peaked at #10 all-genre.

Along with Morgan Wallen winning the most awards coming in at 11 in total (and taking a shot at the CMA Awards during his acceptance speech), we knew it was likely going to be a big night for country music, as Morgan, Zach and topped the list of nominations after dominating the Billboard charts all year long.

In addition to the Billboard awards, Zach is up for three 2024 GRAMMY awards, including Best Country Album for Zach Bryan, and Best County Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “I Remember Everything” (feat. Kacey Musgraves), which was just certified Gold.

“Something In The Orange”

“I Remember Everything”

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