Real Name: Audrey Faith Perry
Born: September 21, 1967, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 121 lbs.
Hobbies: Horseback riding, cooking, going to movies
Daughters: Gracie, Maggie, Audrey Caroline (b. 12-6-01)
Faith Hill International Fan Club
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Biography: Faith Hill
Hailing from Mississippi, Audrey Faith Perry,
grew up in the city of Star, perhaps an indicator of what
was to come. Singing in church while growing up and, at 19,
she became known to her fans as Faith Hill. She moved to Nashville
to pursue a country music career. Hill found a job with Gary
Morris' Nashville company at which time Morris heard her singing
"It Scares Me" along with the radio. After performing
on demo tapes, Hill's first professional singing job was as
back-up for songwriter/musician Gary Burr, who later became
In 1993, Hill's debut album, Take Me as I Am,
on Warner Brothers' label, made country music history by being
the first female country singer to hold Billboard's No. 1
position for four consecutive weeks with a debut single ("Wild
One"), since 1964. Hill's second album It Matters to
Me (1995) received praise from the critics. It surpassed the
million sales mark twice as fast as Take Me as I Am. The title
cut spent three weeks at No. 1 on the charts, making it the
best-selling country single for the first six months of 1996.
Platinum success was reached for the album. Her 1998 release,
Faith, reached quadruple platinum. Touring has been one of
Hill's strongest promotional efforts. She has toured extensively
with Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson,George
Strait and Tim McGraw. In 1996, Hill and McGraw married. They
are now parents to two young daughters, Gracie and Maggie.
Breathe, Hill's most recent release, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's
Top 200 and Country Album Charts and has sold over three million
copies. It contains No. 1 singles including the cross-over
smash "Breathe" and "The Way You Love Me."
Hill's list of accolades includes performances
at the Country Music Association, the Grammy Awards, the Academy
of Country Music Awards, the Blockbuster Awards and Country
Weekly's Music Awards. She has performed at Superbowl XXXIV,
The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards, VH1 Divas 2000, and
the ACM Awards show (Best Female Vocalist recipient two consecutive
years). Her music isn't the only thing keeping Hill busy or
successful. Her beautiful face is selling CoverGirl products.
She is a spokesperson for Pepsi and has graced the cover of
People, US Weekly, Glamour, TV Guide, Redbook and Country
Weekly. She has also launched the Faith Hill Family Literacy
Project designed to help combat illiteracy worldwide. With
her crystal-clear vocals and passion for her music, Faith
Hill will be on the charts for a long time to come.
In just six years, Faith Hill has sold more
than 11 million records, garnered eight No. 1 singles and
ten No. 1 videos. This past year alone, she received countless
nominations and statues from the Country Music Association,
the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, Blockbuster
Awards and TNN Music City News Awards. She celebrated the
enormous crossover success of her first platinum single, "This
Kiss," which culminated with her appearance on the 1999
VH1 Divas Live, where she shared the same stage with Tina
Turner, Cher and Whitney Houston. She was named the newest
face for CoverGirl Cosmetics and graced the cover of numerous
magazines as diverse as Country Weekly, People, TV Guide and
Glamour. After completing a 50-city tourher first headline
series of performancesshe found herself back in the
studio with barely six weeks to finish Breathe, the follow-up
to the now quadruple-platinum 1998 release, Faith. Breathe,
a musically diverse and soulful recording produced by Hill
and Faith producers Byron Gallimore and Dann Huff, is remarkably
close to an autobiographical collection of 13 tracks. The
album focuses on the things closest to her heart and her selection
of tracks is sure to give listeners a personal look at what
makes this remarkable talent tick. "The music that I
make has to be right for me at the right time," says
Hill. "It has to have meaning. When I sing a song, I
am in that song
and hopefully people hear and feel that.
I cant draw that line of trust with my fans if I dont
sing from my heart every time Im in front of a microphone."
From the title track, which mirrors Hills professional
juggernaut, to the energetic "I Got My Baby" and
powerful "If My Heart Had Wings," Hill sings with
attitude, vision and purpose on Breathe. Her fourth recording
takes the listener on a journey that ranges from the passionate
ballad "Lets Make Love" (a duet with country
superstar and husband Tim McGraw), to the uplifting spirit
and sincere message of "There Will Come A Day."
Hill even finds a place to pay tribute to her fans, with "Bringing
Out The Elvis," and to Bruce Springsteen, with a stirring
rendition of "If I Should Fall Behind." Hills
desire to perform and record songs close to her heart set
her on a path to explore new musical and emotional territories.
This innate drive is what stands at the core of this chanteuses
success. But Hill hasnt forgotten the bottom line. "Theres
got to be something for the fans to connect to in order for
them to go out and spend their hard-earned money on a Faith
Hill recording," says Hill. "Im constantly
thinking about them. I hope they realize that and like the
direction that I am going."
With her breakout success this past year, Hill
has found herself in a unique position. Those country fans
who have purchased her records for the past five years no
longer find themselves alone. Hill has been introduced to
the industrys proverbial mainstream. With a new contingency
of fans who might not otherwise have known about her if not
for the huge success of "This Kiss," her appearance
on VH1s Divas and her new nationwide print and television
campaign as CoverGirl Cosmetics newest face, Hill finds
herself releasing a new recording for a new audience for the
And how has the 32-year-old Mississippi-born
Hill learned to deal with motherhood, marriage and her newfound
super-stardom? "The biggest issue for me now is how to
take it all in," says Hill. "Its a challenge.
Im just learning how to take time for myself. Frankly,
the thing that I want most out of life is normality. Its
difficult, but I try to find time for myself. Its a
daily struggle, certainly not a daily accomplishment."
But you can count on one thing. Whether or not Faith Hill
finds time to "breathe," she will always stay true
to those things that got her here: dedication, passion, focus
and her commitment to keeping la vie en rose or life in the
pinkFaiths favorite Edith Piaf expressionfor
herself, her fans and those close to her.