|Single by Carrie Underwood|
|from the album Carnival Ride|
|Released||August 14, 2007|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Writer(s)||Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird|
|Carrie Underwood singles chronology|
"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.
Carrie Underwood's video for "So Small" was directed by Roman White. The video was originally planned to be premiering on September 13 on CMT, but instead premiered on September 20, 2007 on CMT, where the channel became "Carrie Music Television" and aired the video continuously from 6:00am–12:00pm straight, playing it an estimated 66 times. The video was also made available to purchase exclusively on the iTunes music store on September 20.
"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.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||14|
|US Billboard Hot 100||17|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Preceded by||Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single December 1-December 15, 2007
|Canada||August 14, 2007||Music download||Sony Music|
|United States||August 28, 2007||Arista Nashville|
|United States||Arista Nashville|
|New Zealand||October 20, 2007||Music download||Sony Music|
|2010||"So Small"||Triple-Play Songwriter (along with "All-American Girl", "Last Name")||Won|
|2008||"So Small"||Female Video of the Year||Nominated|
|2008||"So Small"||Inspirational Country Music Video of the Year||Nominated|
|2008||"So Small"||Songwriter of the Year (Carrie Underwood)||Won|