I'd Rather Miss You

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"I'd Rather Miss You"
Single by Little Texas
from the album First Time for Everything
B-side "Cry On"[1]
Released January 18, 1993
Format CD single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:57
Label Warner Bros. Nashville 18867
Songwriter(s) Porter Howell
Dwayne O'Brien[2]
Producer(s) Christy DiNapoli
Doug Grau
James Stroud[2]
Little Texas singles chronology
"What Were You Thinkin'"
"I'd Rather Miss You"
"What Might Have Been"
"What Were You Thinkin'"
"I'd Rather Miss You"
"What Might Have Been"

"I'd Rather Miss You" is a song recorded by American country music group Little Texas. It was released in January 1993 as the fifth and final single from their debut album, First Time for Everything. It was co-written by the band's lead guitarist Porter Howell and rhythm guitarist Dwayne O'Brien. The song peaked at number 16 on the Billboards Hot Country Songs chart and reached number 13 on the Canadian RPM country Tracks chart in 1993.


The song is a ballad in which the narrator states that he would rather be lonely and not have a significant other because the only one he wants to be with is his ex.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ken Ross and premiered in early 1993.

Chart performance[edit]

"I'd Rather Miss You" debuted at number 65 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 30, 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 13
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 16


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 242. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b First Time for Everything (CD). Little Texas. Warner Bros. Records. 1992. 123549. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1755." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 15, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Little Texas Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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