On This Date: Alan Jackson Drops 14th Number One Single “Little Bitty” In 1996

1996, what a time to be alive.

Honestly, country music might’ve been at its peak. I mean, the mullets, the honky-tonks, the jorts and trucker hats, the whole nine yards.

And for all of the people who were ashamed to live in a tiny town, stuck out in BFE, Alan Jackson assured us that it was perfectly fine.

And how did he prove that? When he dropped his 14th number one “Little Bitty,” on this date back in 1996. Originally written by the great Tom T. Hall, “Little Bitty” was the lead single of Jackson’s fifth studio album Everything I Love.

The song not only assured us that living in a “little bitty” town was okay, but being “little bitty” in a big ol’ city was great too.

The lyrics speak for itself:

“Well, it’s alright to be little bitty
A little hometown or a big old city
Might as well share, might as well smile
Life goes on for a little bitty while.”

It doesn’t matter what walks of life we all come from, anybody can appreciate the simple things.

Just another legendary song to add to the famed country singer’s resume.

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