Frederick Segrest (born December 21, 1926), known professionally as Freddie Hart, is an American country musician and songwriter best known for his No. 1 hit "Easy Loving," which won the Country Music Association Song of the Year award in 1971 and 1972.[http://www.cmaawards.com/2007/database/ArtistDetail.aspx?artistId=87 CMA Awards Database - Freddie Hart], cmaawards.com; retrieved July 25, 2008
Hart charted singles from 1953–1987, and later became a gospel singer. He continues to perform at music festivals and other venues.