She is one of the most successful country music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Hill's first two albums, Take Me as I Am and It Matters to Me , were major successes and placed a combined three number ones on Billboard 's country charts.
She then achieved mainstream and crossover success with her next two albums, Faith and Breathe Faith spawned her first international success in early , " This Kiss ", while Breathe became one of the best-selling country albums of all time, led by the huge crossover success of the songs " Breathe " and " The Way You Love Me ".
It had massive sales worldwide and earned Hill three Grammy Awards. In , she recorded " There You'll Be " for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack and it became an international success and her best-selling single in Europe. Hill's next two albums, Cry and Fireflies , were both commercial successes; the former spawned another crossover single, " Cry ", which won Hill a Grammy Award, and the latter produced the singles " Mississippi Girl " and " Like We Never Loved at All ", which earned her another Grammy Award.
In , Billboard named her as the No. Hill was born in Ridgeland, Mississippi , north of Jackson, Mississippi. She was adopted as an infant, and named Audrey Faith Perry. She was raised in the nearby town of Star , 20 miles outside of Jackson.
Hill's vocal talent was apparent early, and she had her first public performance, at a 4-H luncheon, when she was seven. By the time she was a teenager, Hill was a regular performer at area churches, even those not in her own Baptist denomination. In her early days in Nashville, Hill auditioned to be a backup singer for Reba McEntire , but failed to secure the job.
In , she married music publishing executive Daniel Hill not to be confused with Canadian musician Dan Hill. 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. Records was in the audience, and, impressed with Hill's voice, began the process of signing her to a recording contract. Shortly after the release of her album, Hill's marriage fell apart. She and Daniel Hill divorced in Hill became the first female country singer in 30 years to hold Billboard 's number one position for four consecutive weeks when "Wild One" managed the feat in The recording of Faith's second album was delayed by surgery to repair a ruptured blood vessel on her vocal cords.
Several other top 10 singles followed, and more than 3 million copies of the album were sold. 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 a relationship.
After discovering that Hill was pregnant with their first child, the couple married on October 6, The couple have three daughters together: Gracie Katherine born , Maggie Elizabeth born and Audrey Caroline born 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 ". Hill has remarked that sometimes when they perform the song together, "it [doesn't] feel like anybody else was really watching. Faith Hill re-entered the music business in with her third album Faith. More than six million copies of the album were sold.
To follow up this newfound success, Hill immediately released Breathe in November , which debuted at the top of the Billboard Country and all genre charts, ahead of albums by Mariah Carey and Savage Garden. Breathe has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide. Blackwell 's best dressed women of , the only singer listed among actresses and other celebrities. Musically, in , Hill recorded a song for the movie Dr. 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. In , Hill recorded a song for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. The track, also titled " There You'll Be ", which was originally offered to Celine Dion , has since become one of Hill's most critically acclaimed songs. In , Hill released her fifth studio album, Cry. The album "spotlight[ed] her impressive set of pipes," and 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,  the album's singles received much less country radio airplay than her previous hits, instead aiming to international and adult contemporary markets.
The music video featured clips from the movie as well as performance clips. In , Hill returned with her new country album, Fireflies. 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 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. 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. In , Hill started work on her first domestic greatest hits package, titled The Hits , which was released on October 2. It contains two new tracks, " Lost " and " Red Umbrella ", as well as 13 additional tracks.
The album also features hits covering her entire career from to It's not often that you get the opportunity to have a mega-star like Faith Hill perform the signature open to your show. Hill performed this opening theme until April 15, The compilation was given positive reviews, including about. Hill continually worked on the album two years prior to its official release. The album included one original track, " A Baby Changes Everything ", which was released as the album's only single in late and debuted at No.
Other performers at the event were Jennifer Hudson and Journey , whilst Bruce Springsteen performed the Halftime show. Following these performances, Hill contributed a song titled 'Give in to Me' which appears on the Country Strong soundtrack which was released in October The film also stars Hill's husband Tim McGraw. The song was used in trailers to promote the film and also appeared during the end credits of the film. Brendan O'Brien, known for producing projects for Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and Rage Against the Machine, began working with Hill and producing her next album, originally set for release in Faith returned to the studio in March for another round of recording.
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 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. This song is a re-working of the One Republic song heard on their " Dreaming out Loud " album. Following the performance, Hill confirmed that the album was done, but made no comment about when it would be released or whether the rumored title of Illusion was official.
While a second single, titled " American Heart ", along with its accompanying music video, was released on October 1, , no further singles have since been released while an album also remains unreleased.
A second leg of the show ran from October , through to April The show was met with critical acclaim. On October 4, , during a surprise show at Nashville 's famous Ryman Auditorium , both Faith and her husband announced that they would once again be going back on the road together with the Soul2Soul The World Tour The tour began April 7, , in New Orleans , and will continue into Europe throughout , including as part of the C2C: Country to Country festival.
Following the new tour announcement, Faith sent out a tweet via her official Twitter account announcing the release of a new compilation album. The album, titled Deep Tracks , is a montage of Hill's favorite songs that were previously included on her various albums but were not released as singles. Records , was released November 18, It was reported on February 3, that Hill, alongside McGraw, had signed a new deal with Sony Music Nashville , also indicating that a duet album between the couple, as well as multiple solo recordings would be produced.
In , Hill guest starred in a three episode arc of popular television series Touched by an Angel and its subsequent spin off series, Promised Land , which marked her acting debut. The role was ultimately played by Madeline Stowe. In , Hill appeared in the more critically acclaimed independent crime drama film Dixieland. Dixieland had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, On October 14, , it was announced that Hill would be an executive producer for a new lifestyle television program with former Oprah executive producer Lisa Erspamer.
In , Hill released her second fragrance, titled True. 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 draw to meet her personally after the show. 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.
In a special gesture, the couple also donated profits from their performance in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina relief. The Country Music Association Awards are held annually by the Country Music Association and celebrate excellence and achievements in the country genre. Hill has won 3 awards from 22 nominations.
Hill has won 5 awards from 17 nominations. In addition, Hill received the Samuel S. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer and record producer. Ridgeland, Mississippi , U. Daniel Hill. Tim McGraw.