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Singers F > Faith Hill
||Audrey Faith Perry
||5' 9" (175
|Date of Birth
||21 September 1967
|Place of Birth
|Faith Hill was born on 21 September
1967, in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in the
nearby small town of Star. She started singing at
age three and first performed publicly at age seven.
At age 17, she formed a band that played local rodeos.
At age 19, she quit college and moved to Nashville
to pursue her ambition to become a singer.
Faith worked selling T-shirts before she was married
to music executive Dan Hill. She then was hired
as a secretary at a music publishing firm and became
a demo singer for the firm after the company head
Gary Morris heard her singing. She also performed
as a backing vocalist for singer/songwriter/ producer
Gary Burr and landed a recording contract with Warner
Brothers after one of the executive saw her performance
at a Nashville club.
In late 1993, Faith released her debut album, Take
Me as I Am. Her lead single ‘Wild
One’ shot at number one of the country
charts for four weeks in early 1994, making her
the first female country singer in 30 years to top
the charts for that long. Her next singles, ‘Piece
of My Heart’ and ‘Take
Me as I Am’ also hit number one. The
album itself sold over two million copies.
After undergoing surgery on her vocal cords, Faith
released her second album, It Matters to Me, in
1995. The song ‘It Matters
to Me’ became her fourth number one
country single, which was followed by several Top
Ten hits. The album sold over three million copies.
After touring with Tim McGraw for the Spontaneous
Combustion Tour, Faith married McGraw on 6 October
1996. Their first daughter, Gracie Katherine, was
born in May 1997. Their duet ‘It's
Your Love’ hit number one of the country
charts for six weeks.
In 1998, Faith returned with her third album, Faith.
By the time the single ‘This
Kiss’ hit the top of country charts
for three weeks and hit number seven at pop chart,
Faith gave birth to her second daughter, Maggie
Elizabeth. Her next two singles, ‘Just
to Hear You Say That You Love Me’ and
‘Let Me Let Go’,
hit number one country. The album reached the Top
Ten and sold over five million copies.
In late 1999, Faith released her fourth album, Breathe.
The single ‘Breathe’
hit the top of the country charts for six weeks,
hit number two of pop charts, and became the biggest
hit of the year 2000. Her next single, ‘The
Way You Love Me’ hit the top of country
charts and ‘There You'll
Be’ hit number one Adult Contemporary
charts. Both singles also hit the pop Top Ten. Her
next single ‘Let's Make
Love’ also hit the Top Ten country
charts. The album sold over seven million copies
and earned her several award nominations.
Faith then spent much of 2001 taking a break and
spending time with her third daughter, Audrey Caroline.
In 2002, she returned with her fifth album, Cry.
The single ‘Cry’
earned her the Best Female Vocal Performance at
Grammy 2003. In August 2005, she released her sixth
album, Fireflies, and her single ‘Mississippi
Girl’ hit the top 5 of Billboard's
||Love Will Always Win
||It Matters to Me
||Take Me As I Am