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2009

The Grammy Award-winning country and crossover artist Faith Hill has established herself as one of the biggest female country stars and an enormous crossover success. In 2009 Faith continues to build upon that success, performing the opening theme for NBC Sunday Night Football "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" and preparing to release her debut fragrance alongside Coty fragrances.


2008 Joy to the World

Joy To The World is the first holiday album from Faith Hill, featuring new versions of ten traditional as well as modern day holiday classics.

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2005 Fireflies

Hill took nearly three years to return to recording, but when she released Fireflies in August 2005 it was hailed as one of her finest works.

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2002 Cry

In 2002, Hill returned to the spotlight with her fifth studio recording, Cry, a three-million seller whose title track netted her the Best Female Vocal Performance Grammy Award for 2003.

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1999 Breathe

Breathe entered the charts at number one upon its release in late 1999, and its title track became Hill's biggest hit yet.

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1998 Faith

Hill returned in the spring of 1998 with Faith, providing the first signs that she was interested in crossing over to pop audiences. The single "This Kiss" topped the country charts for three weeks and became her first pop hit, climbing to #7 on the charts.

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1995 It Matters to Me

It Matters to Me appeared in the summer of 1995. The title track became her fourth #1 country single and was accompanied by a string of Top Ten hits that helped push initial sales of the album past the 3 million mark. Hill was by now a firmly established country hitmaker, and she continued her active touring schedule by teaming up with Tim McGraw in 1996 for the Spontaneous Combustion Tour. Hill married McGraw that October.

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1994 Take Me as I Am

Hill released her debut album, Take Me as I Am, in late 1993 with producer Scott Hendricks at the helm. Success wasn't long in coming; the lead single "Wild One" raced up the country charts en route to a four-week run at #1, making her the first female country singer in 30 years to top the charts for that long with her debut single. The follow-up, a countrified cover of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart," also hit #1, as did the album's title track. Hill was set to build on her success right away, but had to undergo surgery on her vocal cords which delayed the recording of her next album.

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1967 Beginnings

Faith Hill was born Audrey Faith Perry on September 21, 1967, in Jackson, MS, and grew up in the nearby small town of Star. At 19, she quit college and moved to Nashville to make it as a singer.

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