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Warner's Zach Bryan has been tagged as Spotify's latest RADAR U.S. act. The rising singer/songwriter has taken the roots world by storm over the last two years. His studio debut, American Heartbreak, due Friday (5/20), is poised to make Bryan a household name.

“I started writing songs, and I accidentally blew up. I’m so blessed and honored to be a musician because so many people aspire to be in the position I’m in their entire lives," Bryan told Spotify. "And not a morning goes by that I don’t think about that. But also, that switch has not happened yet; I’m still not sure what I want to do with the rest of my life.”

Just one year after he was honorably discharged from the Navy and two years after he was featured on Spotify’s Indigo playlist, Bryan is now Spotify’s first RADAR U.S. country artist.

Said Rachel Whitney, Spotify Head of Editorial, Nashville, “We saw that our listeners were responding to Zach early on with his stripped-down, salt-of-the-earth sound and honest lyrics. In 2020, he was one of the key artists for the launch of our Indigo playlist, and he's been a top performer there ever since.”

In his RADAR campaign package, Bryan discusses his inspirations: “So I actually have some authors—Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck. The way they described things in their books, it taught me how to describe everything. I read a lot growing up, and those were the two guys I always leaned on. Musically, I’d say Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell. But I also have a lot of other favorites, like John Vincent III and John Moreland out of Tulsa, Okla. Those are simple guys; they’re guys who have guitars and just like to write.”

Read the entire interview here and listen to Bryan at the RADAR capsule here.