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"People Loving People" is a song recorded by American country music singer Garth Brooks for his eleventh studio album, Man Against Machine (2014). It was released to country radio by RCA Nashville on September 3, 2014 and is the first single from the album.[1][2] Following its radio release, "People Loving People" was made available for digital download exclusively through Brooks' online music store, GhostTunes.[3]

"People Loving People"
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Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Man Against Machine
B-side"Send 'Em On Down the Road"
ReleasedSeptember 3, 2014
FormatCD single, music download
GenreCountry
Length3:38
LabelRCA Nashville
Pearl
Songwriter(s)busbee
Lee Thomas Miller
Chris Wallin
Producer(s)Mark Miller
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"The Call"
(2013)
"People Loving People"
(2014)
"Mom"
(2014)

Release and promotionEdit

The song was released on September 3, 2014 and is Brooks' first radio release since his 2007 song "More Than a Memory".[4] On September 4, 2014 Brooks appeared on Good Morning America to promote "People Loving People", as well as his world tour.[5] On November 23, he performed the song live on the American Music Awards via satellite from his concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.[6]

CompositionEdit

"People Loving People" was written by Busbee, Lee Thomas Miller, and Chris Wallin.[7] Like all songs featured on Brooks' album Man Against Machine, the song was produced by Mark Miller. Musically, the song was described as "firm, crunchy country rock" by Elias Leight from Billboard.[1] Lyrically, like Brooks' 1992 song "We Shall Be Free", "People Loving People" addresses problems in the world. The song suggests the only solution to these problems is, as stated in the chorus, "people loving people/That's the enemy of everything that's evil".

Chart performanceEdit

"People Loving People" debuted (and peaked) at #19 on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart for the chart dated September 20, 2014.

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 10
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[9] 4
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 19
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 25

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[12] 98

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Leight, Elias. "Garth Brooks Releases Comeback Single 'People Loving People'". Billboard.com. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "Listen to Garth Brooks' 'People Loving People' single". USAToday.com. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Hudak, Joseph. "Garth Brooks Launches Digital Music Site". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Watts, Cindy. "Garth Brooks releases new song 'People Loving People' to country radio". The Tennessean. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Garth Brooks Launches His New Single 'People Loving People'". ABC News. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  6. ^ Hudak, Joseph. "Garth Brooks Beams in to American Music Awards With 'People Loving People'". Rolling Stone.
  7. ^ Wood, Nathan. "Listen to Garth Brooks' new song 'People Loving People'". Country Music Channel. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 15, 2014" (PDF). Billboard. December 15, 2014. p. 17. Retrieved December 15, 2014.

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