You're Gonna Miss This

Album: American Man: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (2007)
Charted: 12
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Songfacts®:

  • The video for this country ballad was shot by Peter Zavadil in Adkins' hometown of Sarepta, Louisiana. Zavadil told NWLA News: "The idea of this song is, cherish the moments of your life. It's a powerful song - a great thing. He (Adkins) has a powerful voice, but he sings this song with a tone of he's been there, and he's sincere."
  • Zavadil has been on the country music scene since the 1990s and has received CMA (Country Music Association) awards for his work on Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her" and Sarah Evans' "Born to Fly" videos. He revealed in the same NWLA News interview why Adkins decided to return to Sarepta to film the promo: "He's very close to his mom and dad and this is home to him. When he started thinking about the video, he decided he wanted to go back to his roots - where he played football, where he went to school."
  • This leapt from #40 to #12 in the Hot 100 following Adkins second-place finish on The Celebrity Apprentice.
  • This song written by Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller was named Song of the Year at the 39th Annual Nashville Songwriters Hall Fame induction ceremony in Nashville.
  • According to AOL when Miller and Gorley first worked on the song, they were so busy writing it and getting it recorded that they didn't get into the emotion of it. It was only when Adkins recorded it that the duo realized its depth.
  • The song originated with an actual incident that happened to Gorley when his kids were running around as his repairman was working. The maintenance guy told him and his wife he's got two babies of his own, aged 36 and 23.

    Five years later there's a plumber workin' on the water heater
    Dog's barkin', phone's ringin'
    One kid's cryin', one kid's screamin'
    She keeps apologizin'
    He says "They don't bother me
    I've got two babies of my own
    One's 36, one's 23


    Gorley explained to American Songwriter that he told Lee Thomas Miller the story, saying "Hey, this happened, I feel like there's a song in there somewhere.'"

    They decided on the "You're Gonna Miss This" title and started working on different angles.

Comments: 7

  • Guy from Woodinville, WaI love the message in this song. I'm older now and know just how true it is. It's heartwarming to read that the words are actually resonating with young folks. Because, you ARE gonna miss this!
  • Ciarra from Lawrenceville, IlLife sure does go fast next year is my last year in high school and i am trying to have the best time of my life y i still can.
  • Andrew from ???, Inthis was my graduation song it was the best time i ever had
  • Chelsea from Tall Timbers, MdThis song really relates to my life. Im to that age where i want to be away from home, i get tired of my life and everything & everyone in it, and i want to live my own life with my own rules, my dad always tells me to slow things down to realize that what i have now, and my life now, i really am going to miss it.
    I finally give in now, and my life is going by fast. It really shows you to live your life to the absolute fullest, mind the bumps and curves in the road, their there to slow you down, problems in life make life interesting, and worth living through.
  • Freda from New Carlisle, OhHi This is Freda, From{ New Carlisle} I read my coment and seen some mistakes in it (Keel) is (Feel)and {You`re Gonna miss This} {Just tried to type to fast , I guess. ANYWAY{LOVE YOU AND YOUR MUSIC TRACE}
  • Freda from New Carlisle, OhI Love all of Trace`s songs. But there is two of them that I really love. They just make me keel what the song is about. they are great. (for the rest of mine)AND(You are gona miss this) Great Job Trace. Keep it up.!!! {LOVE YOU} MOUNTAIN MAMA
  • Alicia from ..?.., Madagascari love this song.
    makes me enjoy being a teen
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