Loving You Easy

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"Loving You Easy"
LovingYouEasy.jpg
Single by Zac Brown Band
from the album Jekyll + Hyde
Released May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04)[1]
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 2:35[2]
Label Southern Ground
BMLG
Republic
John Varvatos Records[1]
Songwriter(s) Zac Brown, Niko Moon, Al Anderson
Producer(s) In the Arena Productions
Zac Brown Band singles chronology
"Heavy Is the Head"
(2015)
"Loving You Easy"
(2015)
"Junkyard"
(2015)

"Heavy Is the Head"
(2015)
"Loving You Easy"
(2015)
"Junkyard"
(2015)

"Loving You Easy" is a song recorded by American country music group Zac Brown Band. It was released as the third single from the band's fourth studio album, Jekyll + Hyde, on May 4, 2015.[1]

Content[edit]

The song features "perky instrumentation… sprinkled with soul, funk, and fiddle" and a "fattening bass riff". Lyrically, it is "about being in love with a good woman".[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic, in his review of the album, wrote that "The Caribbean-tinged tunes such as 'Loving You Easy,' with its Buffett-esque groove wed to retro pop/soul and 'One Day,' with its sweeping yet earthy fiddle, horns, and stirring backing choruses, are both winners, too."[4] Giving it a "B", Jim Casey of Country Weekly called the song "a Cool Whip song—sweet and fluffy, without too many calories" but praised the instrumentation and "sugary harmony".[3]

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Danny Clinch and premiered in May 2015.[6] The video stars actress Halston Sage. None of the members of Zac Brown Band appear in the video, however, save for a brief view of the front cover of an LP copy of its Jekyll + Hyde album.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 30 on the Country Airplay chart dated May 9, 2015, and No. 42 on the Country Digital Songs chart with 8,000 copies sold.[7][8] It also debuted on Country Airplay at No. 30 and Hot Country Songs at No. 34 the same week. It debuted on the Hot 100 at No. 90 for chart dated June 13. As of September 2015, the song has sold 377,000 copies in the United States.[9]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 55
Canada Country (Billboard)[11] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 40
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[13] 4
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[14] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[15] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Single Releases : MusicRow – Nashville's Music Industry Publication – News, Songs From Music City". Musicrow.com. 2014-06-20. Archived from the original on 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - JEKYLL + HYDE by Zac Brown Band". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  3. ^ a b Casey, Jim (May 25, 2015). "Reviews: Zac Brown Band - 'Loving You Easy'". Country Weekly. 22 (21): 66. ISSN 1074-3235.
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Jekyll + Hyde". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  5. ^ Jekyll + Hyde (CD booklet). Zac Brown Band. John Varvatos/BMLG/Southern Ground/Republic. 2015. B0022962-02.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Zac Brown Band : Loving You Easy". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (2 May 2015). "Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do" Moves In as No. 1 Song". Country Music Television. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  8. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 29, 2015). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of April 29, 2015". Roughstock.
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 28, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 28, 2015". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
  10. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Best of 2015: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  16. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.