Faith Hill was raised in Star, Mississippi and started singing at an extremely early age. After graduating from high school, Faith Hill attended college for a short time before dropping out and moving to Nashville in an effort at starting a singing career.
Faith Hill is adopted and met her birth mother in the early 1990s. She was married to a music manager named Dan Hill from 1988 to 1994. Working as a secretary in a music publishing company, Faith Hill’s singing was recognized as she sang to herself one day. She soon signed to Warner Brothers Records.
Faith Hill’s debut album was Take Me As I Am (1993); sales were powerful, marker by the chart achievement of "Wild One". An account of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart” as well went to the top of the country charts. She was deferred in the recording of her second album by surgery on her vocal cords. It Matters to Me finally come into view in 1995 and was another victory, with the title track becoming her fourth #1 country single. Faith Hill began seeing country singer Tim McGraw. When he proposed marriage to her in one of his tour trailers, he had to go perform right then, so she took a permanent marker and wrote her answer on the mirror. Faith Hill began touring with McGraw and married him on October 6, 1996. The couple has three children together: Gracie Katherine, Maggie Elizabeth and Audrey Caroline.
Faith Hill's Album BreatheHill's 1998 album, Faith, moved her faster towards a mainstream, pop-oriented sound, which lost her several of her long-time fans. "This Kiss" became a #1 country hit, and went to #7 on the pop charts.
Faith Hill's fame grew quickly as she signed an endorsement deal with CoverGirl makeup and released Breathe, an even more winning pop hit that became one of the biggest albums of 2000.
The title track "Breathe" was the number one pop airplay song that year and has become Faith Hill's signature song; particularly famous is the power and control she shows in her lower register during the song. "The Way You Love Me" hit the top ten as well number seven, and becoming one of the longest running singles in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 (57 weeks). The album won Faith Hill three Grammy Awards including Best Country Album.
By the holidays she had contributed "Where Are You Christmas?" to the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas; this gospel-flavored song became very popular on the all-Christmas-all-the-time holiday formats that American radio stations adopted in the 2000s. The following summer she recorded the Diane Warren penned "There You'll Be" for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack.
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Faith Hill showed her gospel colorings again when she performed "There Will Come a Day" on the America: A Tribute to Heroes benefit telethon.
In 2002, Faith Hill released Cry. Although the album debuted at number one on Billboard magazine's pop and country album charts, its singles (including the title track, written and originally performed by Angie Aparo) received much less radio airplay than her previous smashes. In fact, country radio pretty much ignored the songs, considering them "too pop". The album did win one Grammy Award.
In the summer of 2004, Faith Hill co-starred with Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick in director Frank Oz's remake of the 1975 thriller The Stepford Wives.
She references this sojourn in Hollywood as well as the chilly reception of Cry in the 2005 country release "Mississippi Girl", the first single from her back-to-roots album Fireflies. It worked, as the song restored her to the top of the country charts. She performed this song along with "Breathe" and "Piece of My Heart" at the Live 8 concert in Rome on July 2, 2005, where McGraw also performed
In 2006, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw want to reprise their Soul II Soul tour. The co-headlining arena tour will begin April 21 and will run through Labor Day, with a total of about 70 dates in the works.
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