about so small
So Small is a song composed by fourth-season American Idol winner and country pop singer Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey and Luke Laird. It is the first single from Underwood's second studio album, Carnival Ride, released in Canada on August 14, 2007, and in the United States on August 28, 2007.
"So Small" is the first single for which Underwood shares a writing credit. Underwood co-wrote the song "I Ain't In Checotah Anymore" but it was not released as a single from her debut album Some Hearts.
Carrie Underwood's quote on So Small:
“ "So Small" is a feeling song on how people invest so much of their time and energy into things that aren't really important, and you don't really realize that until it's too late. We're all guilty of it, as I know I am, of just letting silly things get in the way. The smallest thing can almost ruin my day, and at some point, I realize, 'Good gracious, Carrie! What are you doing?' I have a great life, and we need to remember the things that are truly important."
"So Small" was officially released to country radio stations on July 31, 2007.
The single was digitally released on Napster on August 14, 2007, the same day it was made available for sale on the Canadian iTunes Store, but was removed after several days. The song was permanently available for download on Napster and released on the U.S. iTunes Store on August 28, 2007.
She debuted this song at the 2007 Country Music Association Awards Show.
"So Small" debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs on August 9, 2007, making the highest chart entry by a solo country female artist in 43 years of Nielsen BDS history. The song subsequently debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles on the same day. It made its debut entry in the Hot 100 at 98 two weeks later. It jumped 76 positions on the Hot 100 in its third week on the chart, from 93 to 17, with 71,000 digital downloads, becoming Underwood's fifth top twenty hit on the chart.
The song also became Underwood's fourth Number One single on the Billboard country music charts, holding the peak position for three weeks, and her fifth consecutive Number One country single overall. On the chart week of December 22, 2007, the song fell from Number One to #10, the biggest fall from Number One since 1996, when Shania Twain's "You Win My Love" fell from Number One to #11.
However, "So Small" has become a cross-over hit, selling at almost 1,000,000 downloads, certificated Gold, and managed to be in top 20.