Was the blurry photo of Zach Bryan on the cover of American Heartbreak an omen? In the year since its release, Bryan has rocketed along at an otherworldly pace, cracking the quadruple-platinum mark 52 weeks after the album’s release 5/20/22 on Warner Records. His road to success is paved with awards, hit singles and a sold-out arena tour.

The most-streamed country album on Spotify in 2022, American Heartbreak has earned three gold singles in addition to the four-times-platinum “Something in the Orange.” The LP has been on the album chart since its release.

Most recently, Bryan was named New Male Artist of the Year at the 58th annual ACM Awards.

His biggest U.S. headlining tour to date—the Burn Burn Burn North American Tour—picks up Friday in Albany, N.Y., at MVP Arena, stopping for two shows at Forest Hills Stadium 6/23-24. He’ll be at L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena on 8/23.

Bryan is also working on the follow-up to American Heartbreak. Maybe next time he’ll stand still for the cover shoot.