Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)

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"Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
Single by Dierks Bentley
from the album Long Trip Alone
Released June 4, 2007
Genre Country
Length 3:19
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Brett Beavers, Rob Harrington, Dierks Bentley, Rod Janzen
Producer(s) Brett Beavers
Dierks Bentley singles chronology
"Long Trip Alone"
(2007)
"Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)"
(2007)
"Trying to Stop Your Leaving"
(2008)

"Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released in June 2007 as the third single from his album Long Trip Alone. It has become his fifth Number One single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The song was made available as downloadable content for the game Rock Band on December 16, 2008. The song was written by Bentley, Brett Beavers, Rob Harrington and Rod Janzen.

Reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a B+ rating. He said that it is "an uptempo, breezy romp with plenty of banjo and carefree charm." [1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 59
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 46
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2007-05-17). "Dierks Bentley - "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2007. 
Preceded by
"Don't Blink"
by Kenny Chesney
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

November 24, 2007
Succeeded by
"So Small"
by Carrie Underwood