Zach Bryan’s eponymous fourth-studio album was certified platinum by the RIAA Wednesday (February 7th).
The “I Remember Everything” singer shared the news on Instagram and took the opportunity to reflect on his success.
He wrote, “It’s insanely ironic that 'I Remember Everything' is one of the bigger songs on the record because four years ago I was just Zach, existing in an entirely different reality with all my close friends, going on deployments, riding my motorcycle, just enjoying life and sometimes happily, sometimes painfully, I do remember everything.
“We made a damn album in an air bnb and now the boys and me have stadium shows across the country and quite a few platinum records (not to be arrogant just saying it because we’re all idiots and it’s mind numbing)”
He added, “My family was always lower, middle class Oklahomans, my grandfather taught me all things grandfathers teach and my mother was a saint. They taught me kindness, courage, love, my work ethic and they taught me to never let anyone tell you who you are.”
The lengthy caption accompanied a carousel of photos that included photos of Bryan graduating bootcamp, riding a bronco, playing live for the first time, and celebrating his 23rd birthday.