Giving it an "A", Tammy Ragusa of Country Weekly wrote that it was "truly interesting and incredibly good. Kellie maintains her classic country sensibilities and vocals and pairs them with a contemporary tune that doesn't push into the pop-country world." Karlie Justus Marlowe of Engine 145 was less favorable, giving the single a "thumbs down". She called it "an entirely forgettable song" and "less a story and more of a character sketch", but praised the production, Pickler's vocals, and the "catchy chorus".
"Little Bit Gypsy" debuted at number 59 on the Country Airplay chart dated for the week ending September 21, 2013. It also debuted at number 49 on the U.S. BillboardHot Country Songs chart dated for the week of November 30, 2013.