FAITH HILL - Biography
Hill’s desire to perform and record songs close to her heart set her on a path to explore new musical and emotional territories.
Faith (Audrey Faith Perry Hill) was born on the 21 September 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi. She was raised in the small town of Star, Mississippi, USA. 
Her love for music start early on, singing at family gatherings from the age of three. 
She formed her first band when she was 17 years old, performing at local rodeos, private parties, fairs and churches. 
At nineteen Faith figured she was ready to try her luck in the city of Nashville. Her first job was selling T-shirts at the Country Music Fan Fair. In attempts to make a name for herself in Nashville Faith eventually accepted a secretarial job with a music publisher. Faith was "office singer" for a year or so, until one of the in-house writers overheard her and convinced Faith to cut a demo.
She cut a demo of a song called "It Scares Me" and played it for her boss, Gary Morris, who liked what he heard and urged her to leave the job and take up singing as a career. Faith Hill's first professional singing job was as back-up for songwriter/musician Gary Burr, who produced her demo tape, and suitably impressed Warner Brothers Records executive Martha Sharp.
Since exploding onto the music scene in 1993 with her smash debut album "Take Me as I Am", on Warner Brothers' label, Faith has served as a country music leading light - a true star. She 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". Besides the hit "Wild One," the record also featured Faith's take on Janis Joplin's classic "Piece of My Heart." Two No. 1's in two tries! She also attained the Academy of Country Music's Top New Female Artist Award. To retain that title, Faith hit the road in a big way throughout 1994 and 1995. In fact 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 she also played over 140 dates in the United States with Tim McGraw, a road trip that turned out to be one of the top-grossing tours of the year. 
Faith's second album "It Matters To Me" (1995) followed her wild success, it surpassed the million sales mark twice as fast as her first album. 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. In fact, Faith Hill is the first female country artist ever to achieve double platinum status on both her debut and follow up albums.
1996 was a huge year for Faith all around. Beyond the album's success, she married her touring partner Tim McGraw , with whom she's had her two beautiful daughters, Gracie in 1997 and Maggie in 1998. 
In 1998, following a brief but devoted period of
mothering, Faith got back into the studio to make her third album "Faith". The album, of course, yielded "This Kiss," a Billboard Hot  smash that transformed the singer from country music sensation to mega-pop star, and also provided Faith with her debut entry on the UK singles chart. That song helped Faith sell over three million copies, and earn her not one but five Academy of Country Music Awards and culminated with her appearance on the 1999 VH1 Divas Live, where she shared the same stage with Tina Turner, Cher and Whitney Houston. Her appearance went over so well, she was invited back for Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross.

In last seven years, Faith Hill has sold more than 11 million records, garnered eight No. 1 singles and ten No. 1 videos. 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.

Her music isn't the only thing keeping Hill busy or successful. Faith, along with Warner Brothers Records and Time Warner, launched the Faith Hill Family Literacy Project, designed to help combat illiteracy worldwide. 
Faith's list of performances includes:  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).
She was named the newest face for CoverGirl Cosmetics, graced the cover of numerous magazines as diverse as Country Weekly, People, TV Guide and Glamour. 

Much of Hill's popularity has been fuelled by having one of the best touring bands in the business. 
After completing a 50-city tour—her first headline series of performances—she found herself back in the studio with barely six weeks to finish "Breathe".
The album "Breathe" followed in the footsteps of the previous albums in terms of enormous success, and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 and Country Album Charts and has sold over three million copies. The album focuses on the things closest to her heart and contains No. 1 singles including the cross-over smash "Breathe" and "The Way You Love Me."

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