Little Miss

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"Little Miss"
Single by Sugarland
from the album The Incredible Machine
Released November 15, 2010
Format Airplay, music download
Genre Country
Length 4:31
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Jennifer Nettles
Kristian Bush
Producer(s) Kristian Bush
Jennifer Nettles
Byron Gallimore
Sugarland singles chronology
"Stuck Like Glue"
(2010)
"Little Miss"
(2010)
"Tonight"
(2011)

"Little Miss" is the title of a song written and recorded by Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, of the American country music duo Sugarland. It was released in November 2010 as the second single from album The Incredible Machine. Before the album's release, the song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 80, due to digital downloads. It has also reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song was featured in the pilot of The CW TV series Hart of Dixie.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Blake Boldt of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs up, saying "There’s hope and heart and a whole lot to like about this, one of the year’s best singles and an odd bright spot on Sugarland’s ambitious fourth album. The Incredible Machine may be an unruly mess, but "Little Miss" is a hit."[2] Mark Erickson of Roughstock was also favorable of the song, giving the song four stars, saying "The melody is inviting and the lyrics are some of the duo’s best of the album".[3] Although he was in very critical of the album altogether, Jonathan Keefe with Slant Magazine was high praise of the song, calling the "album's best song; [its] the only one that even hints at Sugarland's roots as a country act [...] it's also the most restrained cut on the album in terms of both its production and performance makes it an obvious standout, but it's a strong enough song that it can stand on its own merits."[4] Sarah Rodman with The Boston Globe called it an "amiable shuffle", saying it "fit squarely in the country pop arena."[5]

"The Little Miss Project"[edit]

A Sugarland fan named Erica J. Bjork made a fan made video for the song with the help of other Sugarland fans. The video is about Sugarland fans holding up signs of hard times in their lives and telling their stories, when the song eventually show that the fans learn that it will be ok, thanks to the song. The video inspired Sugarland to offer the ability for all people to share their experience with how the song has helped them. During the concert performance of the song, fans in the first few rows do a 'live' version of the project.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"Little Miss" first entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 80 when it was released as a promotional single and it stayed in that position for a week before falling from the charts. Upon being released as a single, the song has become a Top 20 single on the Hot Country Songs chart. It peaked at #11 in April 2011.

Chart (2010-2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 71

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hart of Dixie Music -Season 1, Episode 1". The CW. September 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Boldt, Blake (2010-11-17), Sugarland – "Little Miss", The 9513, retrieved 2010-12-31 
  3. ^ Erickson, Mark (2010-11-23), Sugarland - "Little Miss", Roughstock.com, retrieved 2010-12-31 
  4. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (2010-10-17), Sugarland: The Incredible Machine, Slant Magazine, retrieved 2010-12-31 
  5. ^ Rodman, Sarah (2010-10-18), On ‘The Incredible Machine,’ Sugarland aims for the heart - The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe, retrieved 2010-12-31 
  6. ^ "The Little Miss Project: We Want to Hear YOUR Stories". sugarlandmusic.com. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sugarland Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sugarland. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "Sugarland Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Sugarland. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.