For a Little While
|"For A Little While"|
|Single by Tim McGraw|
|from the album Everywhere|
|A-side||Please Remember Me|
|Released||November 3, 1998|
|Tim McGraw singles chronology|
"For A Little While" is the title of a song written by Steve Mandile, Jerry Vandiver and Phil Vassar, and recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in November 1998 as the sixth and final single from his album Everywhere. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart but reached number-one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
The song is about a man's wistful reminiscing, particularly one summer season that he spent with a woman who is no longer with him.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the "gentle rolling piano, sturdy fiddle, and out-in-front guitar work make the strong melody come alive, but McGraw's vocal is what really sells this song."  Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B grade, saying that compared to the other singles from this album, this one is the "most frothy and least substantial." He went on to say that it could be "the most historically significant of the singles, given that it’s the blueprint for countless Kenny Chesney hits that followed."
The song debuted at #74 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated November 7, 1998. It charted for twenty weeks on that chart, and peaked at #2 on the chart dated February 6, 1999. It also peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||37|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
- Phil Vassar, who co-wrote the song, recorded a version of it for his 2006 album, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1.
by Diamond Rio
|RPM Country Tracks
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