Alan Jackson – Little Bitty – Keepin’ It Country
“Little Bitty” is a song by American country singer Alan Jackson. The track was released in October 1996 as the lead single from Jackson’s Fifth Studio All I Love album.
The track made it to the top of the U.S. Billboard country charts in December that year, making him his 14th Number One on that chart. It also reached the top spot among chart Canadian RPM Country Tracks and reached the top spot at 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, creating a critical crossover hit. The song was composed by Tom T. Hall. Hall had been out of songwriting when “Little Bitty” and several other original Hall-organized songs came out. The track is a fast-paced song in which the singer declares that the greatest pleasures in life are located in the simple and the minor things in life.
Deborah Evans Price of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, stating Michael Jackson’s “smooth, effortless performance is right on target.” She added that Jackson’s lyrics are clever and that country music fans have been awed by the writer’s writing style for quite a while.