Faith Hill
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Faith Hill
Faith Hill is an American country singer. She is known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and accumulated eight number-one singles and three number-one albums on the U.S. Country charts. Hill has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, the American Music Awards and the People's Choice Awards.
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Beyoncé Is Not The Magical Negro Mammy
NPR - 10 days
Just imagine Beyoncé, one of the world's most celebrated, recognized and highest-paid stars, being asked to "mother" Adele and Faith Hill. Not happening. (Image credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Carrie Underwood And Brad Paisley Call Out The Election That Never Seems To End At CMAs
Huffington Post - 4 months
It’s hard to believe the election is less than a week away, especially when Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley remind us just how long this presidential process has been.   During their opening monologue at the 50th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, the show’s hosts poked fun at certain moments from the last few weeks of debates, singing a little jingle calling out the election for “taking forever ... and ever.” They crooned: “The race is on, it’s on every single channel and it’s making my head spin. We’re so freakin’ sick of politics, we don’t even care who wins. Hey, won’t it be refreshing instead of the election to watch us all singing up here? Can you believe a bunch of hillbilly singers been doing this for 50 years?”  The pair, who have been hosting the CMAs for nine consecutive years, brought on more laughs when they did a segment on the nominees for Entertainer of the Year. Paisley, imitating Trump during the debates, hovered over his sidekick and dubbed her “cr ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Blake Makes A Game-Changing Steal & Saves A Major Star - Hollywood Life
Google News - 4 months
'The Voice' Recap: Blake Makes A Game-Changing Steal & Saves A Major Star Hollywood Life The Blinds and Battles are over and it's time for the Knockout Rounds on Season 11 of 'The Voice.' Tim McGraw and Faith Hill join the coaches as key advisers, and with a night of great performances, more tough eliminations had to be made on the Oct. 24 ... and more »
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Faith Hill shares shirtless photo of Tim McGraw
Fox News - 4 months
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are still the hottest couple in country music.
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Celebrate 20th Anniversary
ABC News - 5 months
The duo look back at how it all got started.
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announce joint 2017 Soul2Soul world tour
Fox News - 5 months
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will tour together in 2017.
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Faith Hill honored by Mississippi hometown
Fox News - about 1 year
Faith Hill has been honored by her home town for her career in country music.
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Faith Hill, Ronda Rousey and other celebs dress up to celebrate 'Star Wars'
Fox News - about 1 year
The Force is strong with these stars.Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are among the celebs sharing their amazing Star Wars-themed ensembles in honor of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opening weekend.
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Garth Brooks -- Music, the Air I Breathe
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Stopping by San Jose Nov 13 to kickoff their three-day leg of a world tour that started last year, Trisha Yearwood and husband, Garth Brooks carved out some time to meet with media. A long time fan who grew up with their music and songs memorized, I attended the press conference wondering what drove these two to leave a comfortable home and get up on stage each night. I was also curious if this power country couple ever went on a double date with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill! Wearing a ball cap and hoodie, Garth bounced in accompanied by Trisha in a plaid shirt and jeans. Garth is the #1-selling solo artist in US history with 136 million albums sold. His touring days from the 90's are legendary as he incorporated the arena-rock-party-style of Kiss, Queen and rodeo rocker Chris Ledoux, forever transforming country music. He retired in 2001 to raise his kids, seeing them through to college before deciding to re-enter the music scene. Trisha has won three Grammy Awards, sold ...
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Faith Hill and Kellie Pickler teaming up for new daytime talk show
Fox News - over 1 year
Faith Hill's music career will remain on hold as she focuses on a new television venture.
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Hollywood Nation: Kellie Pickler, Faith Hill team up
Fox News - over 1 year
Pair set to work on daytime talk show
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Faith Hill
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In 2016, Hill was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.
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  • 2015
    On October 14, 2015, it was announced that Hill would be executive producer of a new daytime talk show with former Oprah co-executive producer Lisa Erspamer.
    More Details Hide Details The show is to be filmed in Nashville with Kellie Pickler listed as the first co-host. In October 2009, Hill released her first fragrance titled Faith Hill Parfums. The fragrance is a blend of Southern Magnolia, Jasmine and Peach Pears. In 2010, Hill released her second fragrance, titled True. Hill used her 1999 tour to support a national children's book drive, The Faith Hill Family Literacy Project. The charity was inspired by Faith's father, who faced challenges with literacy. Fans who donated books at one of her concerts were entered into a drawing to meet her personally after the show. The effort resulted in the donation of 35,000 children's books, which were distributed to hospitals, schools, libraries, and daycare centers in 40 cities across the United States. In the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina, Hill and her husband, Tim McGraw, who was raised in Louisiana, joined groups taking supplies to Gulfport, Mississippi. The two also hosted several charity concerts to benefit those who were displaced by the storm. Later in the year the couple established the Neighbor's Keeper Foundation, which provides funding for community charities to assist with basic humanitarian services in the event of a natural disaster or for desperate personal circumstances. In a special gesture, the couple also donated profits from their performance in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina relief.
    In 2015, Hill appeared in the more critically acclaimed independent crime drama film Dixieland.
    More Details Hide Details The film was written and directed by Hank Bedford and also stars Chris Zylka, Riley Keough, Spencer Lofranco and Steve Earle. Dixieland had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2015. The film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on December 11, 2015, by IFC Films.
    During the Billboard Music Awards filmed on May 17, 2015, Faith Hill performed Girl Crush alongside Little Big Town.
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  • 2012
    Following a successful tour of Australia with their Soul2Soul tour, Hill and McGraw began an exclusive 20-show run of the Soul2Soul show at the Venetian in Las Vegas in December 2012.
    More Details Hide Details A second leg of the show ran from October 2013 through to April 2014.
    On September 17, 2012, Hill debuted the song "Illusion" during a performance, filmed in June 2012, on ABC's coverage of the CMA Music Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Hill confirmed the album was done, but made no comment about when it would be released or whether the rumored title of Illusion was official. As of 2016, the album remains unreleased, and there has been no announcement of any future release date. A new single, titled "American Heart", was released on October 1, 2012.
  • 2011
    Hill performed the album's first single, "Come Home", on the CMA Awards on November 9, 2011.
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    In mid-2011, Hill recorded a duet with George Strait on the song "A Showman's Life" which can be heard on Strait's album Here for a Good Time.
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    In March 2011, Hill returned to the studio for another round of recording. "I would like to have a record out," Hill told Billboard.com, "but it hasn't been the right thing yet.
    More Details Hide Details I don't want it to be just another record. It's a lot of work to support a record, so I just want it to be... really great. I want it to represent where I am as a woman. I don't want it to be fake. I want it to be authentic and real."
    Hill entered the studio with pop producer Brian Kennedy in January 2011 to complete the album.
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    Brendan O'Brien, known for producing projects for Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and Rage Against the Machine, is working with Hill and producing her next album, originally set for release in 2011.
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  • 2010
    Hill also contributed her vocals on the Ryan Tedder penned song "All I Ever Wanted" for the 2010 feature film Life As We Know It.
    More Details Hide Details The song was used in trailers to promote the film and also appeared during the end credits of the film.
    In October 2010, Hill contributed to the Country Strong soundtrack.
    More Details Hide Details On it, she recorded a song titled 'Give in to Me'. Hill also appears on Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn, on which she performs "Love Is The Foundation".
    On March 13, 2010, Hill performed "The Winner Takes It All" together with keyboardist Benny Andersson at the induction of ABBA into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On February 1, 2009, Hill performed "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl XLIII pregame show.
    More Details Hide Details The other performers at the pregame show were Jennifer Hudson and Journey, and Bruce Springsteen performed at the Halftime show.
  • 2008
    In September 2008, Hill issued her first Christmas album, titled Joy to the World.
    More Details Hide Details The compilation was given positive reviews, including about.com, which gave the album four and a half out of five stars, calling the album, "a great collection of classic Christmas songs". Hill continually worked on the album two years prior to its official release. The album included one new track, "A Baby Changes Everything", which was released as the album's only single in late 2008. The song debuted at No. 24 on Billboard's AC chart, and quickly rose to No. 1, becoming Hill's fourth number one on that chart.
  • 2007
    In 2007, Hill started work on her first domestic greatest hits package, titled The Hits, which was released on October 2.
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    She and Tim also did an encore of their Soul2Soul II Tour; Soul2Soul 2007 began in June and ran through August. The song I Need You has been nominated twice at the 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Country Song.
    More Details Hide Details The show took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on February 10, 2008, but the song didn't win. Hill performed the opening theme until April 15, 2013, when she announced that she will no longer sing the intro for Sunday Night Football.
  • 2006
    In 2006, after a six-year break from touring following the birth of her youngest daughter, Hill and husband Tim McGraw embarked on their Soul2Soul II Tour 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The tour became the highest grossing country music tour ever with a gross of $90 million. It was named "Major Tour of the Year" by the prestigious Pollstar, beating out such heavyweights as Madonna and the Rolling Stones.
  • 2005
    In 2005, Hill returned with her new country album, Fireflies.
    More Details Hide Details The CD debuted on top of the Billboard Country and all genre album charts, placing her among only a handful of artists to have three consecutive albums debut at number one on both charts. The debut single, "Mississippi Girl", became Hill's highest-debuting single. The song was written specifically for her by John Rich (of Big and Rich) and Adam Shoenfield of MuzikMafia, and tells the abbreviated story of her life. Hill recorded two other songs by Rich, "Sunshine and Summertime" and "Like We Never Loved at All", both of which became successful singles. The title track "Fireflies", "Stealing Kisses" and "If You Ask" were written by artist Lori McKenna and also appear on McKenna's albums. They appeared and performed the songs together on the Oprah Winfrey Show and an awards show. The album marked a return to Hill's country roots and succeeded in reestablishing her place on country radio.
  • 2004
    Hill's film debut was in the summer of 2004, when she co-starred with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick and Glenn Close in director Frank Oz's remake of the 1975 thriller The Stepford Wives.
    More Details Hide Details Although the film received mixed reviews, it went on to earn over $100 million.
  • 2002
    Hill's 2002 song "Baby You Belong" from her Cry album was used as the theme song for the movie Lilo & Stitch.
    More Details Hide Details The music video featured clips from the movie as well as performance clips.
    In 2002, Hill released her new album with a more pop-oriented sound, Cry.
    More Details Hide Details The album "spotlighted her impressive set of pipes," but also marked the completion of her "transformation into a pop diva," containing few nods to her country roots. Though the album debuted at number one on Billboard magazine's pop and country album charts, and Hill made her debut as musical guest on Saturday Night Live, the album's singles (including the title track "Cry", written and originally performed by Angie Aparo) received much less radio airplay than her previous smashes. The album, however, did win a Grammy Award and 3.7 million copies have been sold worldwide.
    The song was nominated for a 2002 Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
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  • 2001
    In 2001, Hill recorded a song for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack which was originally offered to Celine Dion.
    More Details Hide Details It is one of her most critically acclaimed song. Besides, as how she said it in her own words, "One of the biggest honor of my career is being asked to sing a theme from Pearl Harbor." "There You'll Be" also appeared on the album There You'll Be: The Best of Faith Hill, an international greatest hits album. The album featured dance mixes of "Breathe" and "The Way You Love Me" along with alternate versions of "Piece of My Heart" and "Let Me Let Go." "There You'll Be" is considered to be Hill's biggest hit single in the UK up to date.
  • 2000
    Musically, in 2000, Hill recorded a song for the movie Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, entitled "Where Are You Christmas."
    More Details Hide Details The song also appeared on the pop and country charts. Hill's success on the pop charts disturbed some country music insiders, who questioned whether she was trying to dismiss her country roots and move into the pop genre. Despite the grumbling, Hill won the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award, and in her acceptance speech announced, "I love this business, and I love this industry... and my heart is here."
    Hill and McGraw also embarked on their first Soul2Soul tour, the "Soul2Soul Tour 2000."
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    Hill was also named to Mr. Blackwell's 10-best dressed women of 2000, the only singer listed among actresses and other celebrities.
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    Besides a successful tour with her husband, Hill was featured in a CBS television special, VH1's Behind the Music, VH1 Divas 2000, and the Lifetime cable channel's Intimate Portrait series.
    More Details Hide Details She signed an endorsement deal with CoverGirl makeup, performed at the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards, appeared on the cover of numerous magazines, and performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
    2000 was an especially busy year for Hill.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    To follow up this newfound success, Hill released Breathe in November 1999, which debuted at the top of the Billboard Country and all genre charts, ahead of albums by Mariah Carey and Savage Garden.
    More Details Hide Details Although the album had few overt country sounds, it "complemented her vocal strengths." For the first time, the album consisted solely of songs about love and did not venture into the more somber territory that her previous albums had touched. The title track, "Breathe", reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "The Way You Love Me" hit the top 10 as well, topping out at number six on the charts. The album won Hill three Grammy Awards including Best Country Album, Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for "Let's Make Love" featuring Tim McGraw and Best Country Female Vocal Performance for "Breathe." It also marked a step away from her girl-next-door image, as the videos and promotional pictures all portrayed a much sexier image. Breathe has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide.
  • 1998
    She reentered the music business in 1998 with Faith.
    More Details Hide Details The album showcased her progression toward a more mainstream, pop-oriented sound, although it retained some country sound. "This Kiss" became a number one country hit, and was the first of her singles to place on the pop charts, peaking at number seven. More than six million copies of the album were sold. The album also delivered several other hits including another duet with McGraw, "Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me", "Let Me Let Go" and "The Secret of Life".
  • 1996
    After discovering that Hill was pregnant with their first child, the couple married on October 6, 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have three daughters together: Gracie Katherine (born 1997), Maggie Elizabeth (born 1998) and Audrey Caroline (born 2001). Since their marriage, Hill and McGraw have endeavored never to be apart for more than three consecutive days. After the release of It Matters to Me, Hill took a three-year break from recording to give herself a rest from four years of touring and to begin a family with McGraw. During her break, she joined forces with her husband for their first duet, "It's Your Love". The song stayed at number one for six weeks, and won awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. Hill has remarked that sometimes when they perform the song together, "it doesn't feel like anybody else was really watching."
    In spring 1996, Hill began the Spontaneous Combustion Tour with country singer Tim McGraw.
    More Details Hide Details At that time, Hill had recently become engaged to her former producer, Scott Hendricks, and McGraw had recently broken an engagement. McGraw and Hill were quickly attracted to each other and began an affair.
  • 1995
    In 1995, Hill guest starred in a three episode arc of popular television series Touched by an Angel, marking her acting debut.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002 it was rumored that Faith had won the role of Julia Compton Moore, the wife of LTC Hal Moore, played by Mel Gibson, in the 2002 movie We Were Soldiers. The role was ultimately played by Madeline Stowe.
    The recording of Faith's second album was delayed by surgery to repair a ruptured blood vessel on her vocal cords. It Matters to Me finally appeared in 1995 and was another success, with the title track becoming her third number-one country single.
    More Details Hide Details Several other top 10 singles followed, and more than 3 million copies of the album were sold. The fifth single from the album, "I Can't Do That Anymore", was written by country music artist Alan Jackson. Other singles from the album include "You Can't Lose Me", "Someone Else's Dream", and "Let's Go to Vegas".
  • 1994
    Her version of "Piece of My Heart", also went to the top of the country charts in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details The album sold a total of 3 million copies. Other singles from the album include "Take Me as I Am".
    Hill became the first female country singer in 30 years to hold Billboard number one position for four consecutive weeks when "Wild One" managed the feat in 1994.
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    Shortly after the release of her album, Hill's marriage fell apart. She and Daniel Hill divorced in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Hill's debut album was Take Me as I Am (1993); sales were strong, buoyed by the chart success of "Wild One".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    In 1988, she married music publishing executive Daniel Hill (not to be confused with Canadian musician Dan Hill).
    More Details Hide Details A co-worker heard Hill singing to herself one day, and soon the head of her music publishing company was encouraging her to become a demo singer for the firm. She supplemented this work by singing backup vocals for songwriter Gary Burr, who often performed his new songs at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe. During one of those performances, Bob Saporiti, an executive from Warner Bros. Records was in the audience, and, impressed with Hill's voice, began the process of signing her to a recording contract.
  • 1986
    She graduated from McLaurin Attendance Center in 1986, and briefly attended college at Hinds Junior College (now Hinds Community College) in Raymond, Mississippi.
    More Details Hide Details At times, she sang for prisoners at the Hinds County Jail, her song of choice being "Amazing Grace". At age 19 she quit school to move to Nashville and pursue her dream of being a country singer. In her early days in Nashville, Hill auditioned to be a backup singer for Reba McEntire, but failed to secure the job. After a stint selling T-shirts, Hill became a secretary at a music publishing firm. Additionally, Hill also landed a job at a local McDonald's restaurant franchise, which she disliked intensely. "Fries, burgers, cash register – I did it all, I hated it," she has said.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    In 1976, a few days before her 9th birthday, she attended a concert by Elvis Presley at the State Fair Coliseum, in Jackson, which impressed her deeply.
    More Details Hide Details By the time she was a teenager, Hill was a regular performer at area churches, even those not in her own Baptist denomination. At 17, Hill formed a band that played in local rodeos.
  • OTHER
  • 1967
    Born on September 21, 1967.
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