Heavy Is the Head (Zac Brown Band song)
|"Heavy Is the Head"|
|Single by Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell|
|from the album Jekyll + Hyde|
|Released||March 6, 2015|
|Genre||Southern rock, Hard rock|
John Varvatos Records
|Writer(s)||Zac Brown, Niko Moon, Wyatt Durrette, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Darrell Scott|
|Producer(s)||In the Arena Productions, Darrell Scott|
|Zac Brown Band singles chronology|
"Heavy Is the Head" is a song recorded by American country music group Zac Brown Band. It was released on March 6, 2015 as the second single from the band's fourth studio album, Jekyll + Hyde, released on April 28, 2015. It features vocals from Chris Cornell, and was released to rock radio, rather than country.
- Zac Brown - lead vocals, electric guitar
- Chris Cornell - duet vocals
- Coy Bowles - slide guitar
- Clay Cook - Hammond organ
- Donald Dunlavey - electric guitar
- Chris Fryar - drums
- John Driskell Hopkins - electric guitar
- Matt Mangano - bass guitar, electric guitar
- Daniel de los Reyes - percussion
- Jimmy De Martini - violin
- Darrell Scott - background vocals, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar
"Heavy Is the Head" debuted at number 50 on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart and at number 37 on the Mainstream Rock airplay chart for the week ending March 21, 2015. The song is the band's first entry on either chart. Its number 1 peak on Mainstream Rock has made Zac Brown Band only the second musical act after Bon Jovi to have a number 1 single on both that chart and Country Airplay.
|Chart (2015)|| Peak |
|Canada Rock (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)||14|
|US Rock Airplay (Billboard)||11|
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||1|
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- Bjorke, Matt. "Zac Brown Band "Jekyll + Hyde" Tracklist & Cover Art". RoughStock. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
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- Dunkerley, Beville (April 30, 2015). "Zac Brown Band Score First Number One on Rock Chart". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
- "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Canada Rock for Zac Brown Band.
- "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Zac Brown Band.
- "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Zac Brown Band.
- "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Zac Brown Band.