|Birth name||Audrey Faith Perry|
|Born||September 21, 1967 |
|Label(s)||Warner Bros. Records|
Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country and pop singer, known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, United States. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Country pop, with roots in both the Countrypolitan sound and in Soft rock, is a subgenre of Country music that first emerged in the 1970s A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country Singer and actor Hill's voice, described as both soulful and raspy, and careful song selection, have helped her to sell more than 35 million records and accumulate eleven number-one singles on the Country charts.
Hill has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards and the People's Choice Awards. The Country Music Association (CMA was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Academy of Country Music (ACM was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California as the Country & Western Music Academy The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The American Music Awards show is one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Billboard Music Awards the Grammy Awards Note This article does not pertain to the People's Choice Awards presented at the British Comedy Awards show in the United Kingdom, or to an awards show Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with husband McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time.  In 2001 she was named one of the "30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies Home Journal. Ladies' Home Journal is a Magazine which first appeared February 16, 1883 and eventually became one of the leading magazines of the 20th Century
Hill was born Audrey Faith Perry in Ridgeland, Mississippi near Jackson, Mississippi. Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, United States. She was adopted as an infant and raised by a couple in the nearby town of Star. Adoption is the act of legally placing a child with a Parent or parents other than those to whom they were born Star Mississippi, is a small unincorporated community in Rankin County, southeast of Jackson in the U Her adoptive parents reared their two biological sons along with Hill in a very Christian environment. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth 
Hill's vocal talent was apparent early, and she had her first public performance, a 4-H luncheon, when she was seven. 4-H in the United States is a Youth organization administered by the Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES of the United States  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. By the time she was a teenager, Hill was a regular performer at area churches, even those not in her own Baptist denomination. Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination.  At seventeen, Hill formed a band that played in local rodeos. She briefly attended college at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, but at 19 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. Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American Country music singer performer and actress  After a stint selling t-shirts, Hill became a secretary at a music publishing firm. 
Apart from her quest for entry into the music industry, Hill also began working toward a more robust family life. In 1988 she married songwriter and music executive Dan Hill, who provided the surname she would use as she became famous. Her first husband was not prominent Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Hill despite the similar name. Dan Hill (born Daniel Grafton Hill IV with whom he wrote the songs "Can't We Try" and "(Can This Be Real Love"  Two years later she began a search for her natural mother, whom she eventually met and with whom she corresponded until her mother's death. 
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. The Bluebird Cafe a music club in Nashville, Tennessee, opened in 1982 During one of those performances, 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. Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. 
Hill's debut album was Take Me as I Am (1993); sales were strong, buoyed by the chart success of "Wild One". Take Me as I Am is the debut album by country artist Faith Hill, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music) on Warner Bros See also 1992 in country music, 1993 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country 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 1994.  Her version of Erma Franklin's "Piece of My Heart", also went to the top of the country charts in 1994, although rock fans drew unflattering comparisons to Janis Joplin's cover. Erma Vernice Franklin ( March 13, 1938 – September 7, 2002) was an American soul, Rhythm and blues, and " Piece of My Heart " is a song written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns and originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967 Janis Lyn Joplin ( January 19, 1943  – October 4, 1970) was an American singer songwriter and music arranger from The album sold a total of 3 million copies. 
Shortly after the release of her album, Hill found her marriage falling apart. She and Dan Hill divorced in 1994. 
The recording of Faith's second album was delayed by surgery to repair a ruptured blood vessel on her vocal cords. The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords, are composed of twin infoldings of Mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the Larynx. It Matters to Me finally appeared in 1995 and was another success, with the title track becoming her fourth #1 country single. It Matters to Me is the second Album by country artist Faith Hill, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music) See also 1995 in music (UK Musical groups established in 1995 Record 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. "I Can't Do That Anymore" is the title of a song recorded by American Country music artist Faith Hill. Alan Eugene Jackson (born 17 October 1958 in Newnan, Georgia) is an American country Singer-songwriter who has sold over
In the spring of 1996 Hill began the Spontaneous Combustion Tour with country singer Tim McGraw. 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 Hill broke her engagement so that she and McGraw could begin dating. The pair became engaged on the tour and married on October 6, 1996. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)  They have three daughters together: Gracie Katherine (b. 1997), Maggie Elizabeth (b. 1998) and Audrey Caroline (b. 2001). Since their marriage, Hill and McGraw have striven to never 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. "
She reentered the music business with 1998's Faith.  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. " This Kiss " is a song by Faith Hill, released as the first single from her 1998 album Faith. 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". " Let Me Let Go " is the third single from Faith Hill 's album Faith. 
To follow up this new found success Hill immediately released Breathe, which debuted at the top of the Billboard Country and all genre charts, ahead of albums by Mariah Carey and Savage Garden. Breathe is the fourth Album by country artist Faith Hill, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music) Savage Garden was an Australian pop duo that enjoyed major international success between 1997 and 2000  Although the album had few overt country sounds, it "complement[ed] 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. " Breathe " is a song by Faith Hill, released as the first single from the album of the same name  "The Way You Love Me" hit the top ten as well, topping out at number six on the charts, and became one of the longest running singles in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 (57 weeks). "The Way You Love Me" is a song by American Country music artist Faith Hill. 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. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Country Album has been awarded since 1995. The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988 Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country Singer and actor The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965 to Dottie West. .  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. 
Hill used her 1999 tour to support a national children's book drive. 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. 
2000 was an especially busy year for Hill. 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 Portraits series. The Soul2Soul 2000 Tour was the first joint Concert tour by country singers and husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert The first concert VH1 Divas Live was created to support the station's  She signed an endorsement deal with CoverGirl makeup. CoverGirl is a Cosmetics line founded in 1958 in Baltimore Maryland, by the Noxzema Chemical Company (later called Noxell and acquired by Procter , performed at the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards, appeared on the cover of numerous magazine, and performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences professional American football, the Super Bowl is the Championship game of the National Football League (NFL  Hill was also named to Mr. Blackwell's 10-best dressed women of 2000, the only singer listed among actresses and other celebrities. Hill and McGraw also embarked on their first Soul2Soul tour the "Soul2Soul Tour 2000". 
Musically, in 2000 Hill recorded a song for the movie Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 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. "
In 2001, Hill recorded a song for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. Pearl Harbor is a 2001 War film directed by Michael Bay. It features a large Ensemble cast, including Ben Affleck, "There You'll Be" also appeared on the album There You'll Be: The Best Of Faith Hill, an international greatest hits album. " There You'll Be " is a song by Faith Hill, which became a hit single in 2001 There You'll Be is an international Greatest Hits album by Faith Hill. The album featured some dance mixes of "Piece Of My Heart," "Let Me Let Go," "The Way You Love Me" and "Breathe. "
In 2002, Hill released her new album with a more pop-oriented sound, Cry. Cry is the fifth Album by country artist Faith Hill, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music) The album "spotlight[ed] 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. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City “ Cry ” was the first single from American Country singer Faith Hill 's 2002 Cry album Angie Aparo is an American Musician and Songwriter from Atlanta Georgia.  The album however, did win a Grammy Award and more than 3 million copies have been sold worldwide. 
Faith Hill's 2002 single "Baby You Belong" off her Cry album was used as the theme song for the movie Lilo & Stitch. For the television series see Lilo & Stitch The Series Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American Animated feature The music video featured clips from the movie as well as performance clips, It was released and well received in Asia.
Hill was also interested in branching out into acting. Acting is the work of an Actor or Actress, which is a person in Theatre, Television, Film, or any other Storytelling Although she was rumored to have won a part in Mel Gibson's We Were Soldiers, she did not actually appear in the movie. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3 1956 We Were Soldiers is a 2002 American War film that dramatized the Battle of Ia Drang in November 1965, the first major engagement  Her movie debut came in the summer of 2004, when Hill co-starred with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick and Glenn Close in director Frank Oz's remake of the 1975 thriller The Stepford Wives. Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American award-winning film and stage Actor who is best known for his roles as the title character Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American Singer and Actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known Frank Oz (born May 25, 1944) is a British-born American Film director, Actor and Puppeteer. The Stepford Wives is a 2004 Black comedy / Science fiction film. 
In 2005, Faith Hill returned with her new country album, Fireflies. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Good Morning America ( GMA) is a morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network debuting on November Fireflies is the sixth album by country artist and Grammy award winning Faith Hill. 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. " Mississippi Girl " is a 2005 song recorded by Country music singer Faith Hill and the lead single from her album Fireflies. 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. John Rich (born January 7, 1974 in Amarillo Texas) is an American Country music artist Big & Rich are an American Country music duo comprising two Singer-songwriters Big Kenny (aka Kenny Alphin former solo artist and lead singer for The MuzikMafia is an informal collection of American Country music artists founded in October 2001 in Nashville Tennessee by Big Kenny and John Rich 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, "Stealing Kisses" and "If You Ask" were written by artist Lori McKenna and also appear on McKenna's albums. Lori McKenna (born in Massachusetts December 1968 as Lorraine Giroux is an American folk Singer/songwriter. The album marked a return to Hill's country roots and succeeded in reestablishing her place on country radio. 
Her focus changed to charitable endeavors in 2005. In the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina, Hill and her husband, who was raised in Louisiana, joined groups taking supplies to Gulfport, Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. 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.
After a six-year break from touring following the birth of her youngest daughter, in 2006 Hill and husband Tim McGraw embarked on their Soul2Soul II Tour 2006. 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 Magazine, beating out such heavyweights as Madonna and the Rolling Stones. In a special gesture, the couple donated all of the profits from their performance in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina relief. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana 
In 2007, Hill started work on her first domestic greatest hits package, titled The Hits, which was released on October 2. The Hits is the first US Greatest hits album from country singer Faith Hill. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule The Hits features two new songs, "Lost" and "Red Umbrella", plus a live version of the song "Stronger," taken from the Soul2Soul 2007 tour. " Lost " is a song written by Mitch Allan and Kara DioGuardi and was recorded by American country singer Faith Hill, the first released The album also features hits covering her entire career from 1993–2005. Included with The Hits is a DVD of 11 of Hill's music videos. The album has sold 255,000 copies in the US.
Hill also recorded a duet called "Sleeping with the Telephone" for Reba McEntire's Duets album, released on September 18, 2007. Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American Country music singer performer and actress Reba Duets is the thirty-first album and twenty-fifth studio album from Reba McEntire and was released on September 18, 2007. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated She's also featured on husband Tim McGraw's 2007 album Let It Go. Let It Go is the eleventh album from Tim McGraw. The album released on March 27, 2007, is his first studio album in two and a half years She sings two duets with him, "I Need You" and "Shotgun Rider". "I Need You" is a two-time Grammy Award nominated duet recorded by Country music artist Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill. Both songs were sung at the couple's critically acclaimed Soul2Soul II Tour 2006. 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. The 50th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on February 10 2008 starting at 8PM EST. The show took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 10, 2008 but the song didn't win.
Hill also sang the theme for Sunday Night Football that airs on the NBC network. NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly Television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The song is called "Waiting All Week For Sunday Night". She will be heard on Aretha Franklin's upcoming album, A Woman Falling Out of Love, planned to be released in late 2008. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25 1942 Franklin has had a total of twenty number-one singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, two of which became #1 hits on the
Annie Lennox has joined forces with Faith Hill and 22 other female artists to raise the awareness of the transmission of HIV to unborn children in Africa. Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954 is a Scottish born British Musician, Vocalist and Academy Award -winning Songwriter Human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV) is a Lentivirus (a member of the Retrovirus family that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome "Sing," which Hill collaborated on, was released on World Aids Day on December 1st 2007, when Lennox appeared at the next Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in South Africa. World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (xolíɬaɬa mandéːla born 18 July 1918 is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative
About releasing a duets album with husband Tim McGraw, she later stated that they have other projects. Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country Singer and actor
Faith recently finished recording her upcoming Christmas album, which will be released on September 16, 2008. Both CMT and Amazon lists the album as titled "Joy To The World", although it has not been confirmed by her management or label.
Her next country studio album won't be released before 2009.
|1993||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top New Female Vocalist|
|1995||TNN/Music City News||Female Star of Tomorrow|
|1997||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top Vocal Event of the Year – (w/ Tim McGraw)|
|1997||Academy of Country Music||Top Single of the Year – "This Kiss"|
|1997||Academy of Country Music||Top Song of the Year – "This Kiss"|
|1997||Country Music Association Awards||Vocal Event of the Year – (w/ Tim McGraw)|
|1998||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top Female Vocalist|
|1998||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top Vocal Event of the Year – (w/ Tim McGraw)|
|1998||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top Music Video of the Year – "It's Your Love" (w/ Tim McGraw)|
|1998||Country Music Association Awards||Music Video of the Year – "It's Your Love" (w/ Tim McGraw)|
|1999||TNN/Music City News||Vocal Collaboration of the Year – (w/ Tim McGraw)|
|1999||TNN/Music City News||Video of the Year – "Breathe"|
|1999||TNN/Music City News||Single of the Year – "Breathe"|
|1999||TNN/Music City News||Female Artist of the Year|
|1999||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top Female Vocalist|
|1999||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top Music Video of the Year – "Breathe"|
|1999||Country Music Association Awards||Music Video of the Year – "Breathe"|
|2000||Country Weekly's TNN Awards||Female Artist of the Year|
|2000||Country Music Association Awards||Female Vocalist of the Year|
|2001||Grammy Awards||Best Female Country Vocal Performance – "Breathe"|
|2001||Grammy Awards||Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – "Let's Make Love" (w/ Tim McGraw)|
|2001||Grammy Awards||Best Country Album for Breathe|
|2003||Grammy Awards||Best Female Country Vocal Performance – "Cry"|
|2003||CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards||Hottest Female Video of the Year – "Cry"|
|2004||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Female Musical Performer|
|2006||Grammy Awards||Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – "Like We Never Loved At All" (with Tim McGraw)|
|2006||American Music Awards||Favorite Female Country Artist|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Perry, Audrey Faith|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 21, 1967|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ridgeland, Mississippi|
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