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Bailey Zimmerman kicked off two back-to-back, sold-out shows at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom (3/22-23) with six new plaques. The Core Entertainment presented Zimmerman with the keepsakes on stage to commemorate his now platinum single “Where It Ends,” the 4x platinum “Fall in Love” and 5x platinum “Rock and a Hard Place.”

Co-founded by Kevin Chief Zaruk and Simon Tikhman, The Core had a helluva 2023 with Zimmerman’s debut album, Religiously. The Album. (Warner), which earned the biggest first-week streams of all time for a Country debut. Next month, Zimmerman heads to the desert for Stagecoach and will join a fleet of The Core talent, including Nate Smith, Josh Ross and Nickelback.

Seen wishing this photo could run anywhere but here are (back row, l-r) The Core's Tikhman, Elektra's Jake Fain, Zimmerman, Kristi Zimmerman, Warner Music Nashville's Cris Lacy, Elektra's Gregg Nadal and (front row, l-r) Elektra's Adam Soybel and Jonathan Janis, The Core's Zaruk and Tracy Martin, and WMN's Ben Kline.

Photo credit: Isaac Mason