Heavy Is the Head (Zac Brown Band song)

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"Heavy Is the Head"
Single by Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell
from the album Jekyll + Hyde
Released March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)
Genre Southern rock, hard rock
Length 3:59
Label Southern Ground
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[1]
Zac Brown Band singles chronology
"Heavy Is the Head"
"Loving You Easy"
Chris Cornell singles chronology
"The Keeper"
"Heavy Is the Head"
"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart"

"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.[2]


Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Chart performance

"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.[3] 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.[4]

Chart (2015) Peak
Canada Rock (Billboard)[5] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 14
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[7] 11
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[8] 1


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  2. Bjorke, Matt. "Zac Brown Band "Jekyll + Hyde" Tracklist & Cover Art". RoughStock. Retrieved 2015-03-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Trust, Gary (9 March 2015). "Chart Highlights: 'Loud' & Proud, Ed Sheeran Tops All Three Pop, Adult Airplay Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Dunkerley, Beville (April 30, 2015). "Zac Brown Band Score First Number One on Rock Chart". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 22, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Canada Rock for Zac Brown Band.
  6. "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Zac Brown Band.
  7. "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Zac Brown Band.
  8. "Zac Brown Band – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Zac Brown Band.