I Miss You a Little

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"I Miss You a Little"
Single by John Michael Montgomery
from the album What I Do the Best
Released February 17, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Country
Length 4:12
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) John Michael Montgomery
Richard Fagan
Mike Anthony
Producer(s) Czaba Petocz
John Michael Montgomery singles chronology
"I Miss You a Little"
"How Was I to Know"

"I Miss You a Little" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. It was released in February 1997 as the third single from his album What I Do the Best. It peaked at #6 in the United States, and #5 in Canada. This the only single to date that Montgomery has had a songwriting credit on. The song was written by Montgomery, Richard Fagan and Mike Anthony.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "a classic-sounding country weeper, dripping in mournful steel guitar." He states that the "heart-tugging lyric is accentuated by Csaba Petocz's skilled production." He goes on to say that Montgomery's tone is "quite vulnerable, and it works well on this heartbreak ballad."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Lou Chanatry.

Chart positions[edit]

"I Miss You a Little" debuted at number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of March 1, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 5
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 79
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 44


  1. ^ Billboard, March 1, 1997
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. May 26, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for John Michael Montgomery.
  4. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Michael Montgomery.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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