Saturday, September 9, 2023

Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves debut at #1 with “I Remember Everything”

I Remember Everything

Zach Bryan with Kacey Musgraves

Writer(s): Zach Bryan, Kacey Musgraves (see lyrics here)

Released: September 8, 2023

First Charted: September 9, 2023

Peak: 11 BB, 14 ST, 27 A40, 18 AA, 19 CW, 56 UK, 2 CN, 19 AU, 15 DF (Click for codes to charts.)

Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, -- UK, 1.23 world (includes US + UK)

Airplay/Streaming (in millions): -- radio, 27.51 video, 283.10 streaming


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About the Song:

Country singer/songwriter Zach Bryan was born in 1996 in Okinawa, Japan while his family was with the Navy overseas and then he grew up in Oologah, Oklahoma. He started writing songs at 14 years old and began uploading his music to YouTube in 2017. He released his first album, DeAnn, in 2019 and followed up the next year with Elisabeth.

After signing a deal with Warner Records, he released his first major label debut, American Heartbreak, in 2022. It reached #5 on the Billboard album chart, #1 on the country album chart, and was certified platinum. The album was supported by six singles, including the #1 country song “Something in the Orange.”

In 2023, Bryan released a self-titled follow-up album. It debuted atop the Billboard album chart, preceded by the single “I Remember Everything,” which had debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song understandably topped the country charts as well but, strangely, also managed to reach #1 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart. The song paired him with country singer Kacey Musgraves, best known for winning the Grammy for Album of the Year for her 2018 Golden Hour album.

The song is a stripped-bare ballad which jumps back and forth between the perspective of a man and a woman who used to be in a relationship. described it as a “love story unfolded beneath the intoxicating haze of spirits, a dreamy tangle of emotions.” SF The male leans toward positive reminiscing while the female remembers some of the pain, including his problems with alcohol.


First posted 1/4/2024.

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