"Audrey Faith McGraw", known professionally as "Faith Hill" (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill's voice (described as both soulful and raspy 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. 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". The album however, did win a Grammy Award and 3.7 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". 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. Although she was rumored to have won a part in Mel Gibson's "We Were Soldiers", she did not actually appear in the movie. 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". However, the movie was savaged by critics and flopped at the box office, and Hill has not made another acting appearance since.
===2005 – 2006: Back to country roots===
In 2005, Faith 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 debut single, "Mississippi Girl", became Hill's highest-debuting single. 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. 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. 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. 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, name="king"/> 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.
===2007 – present: "The Hits" and "Joy to the World"===
In 2007, Hill started work on her first domestic greatest hits package, titled "The Hits", which was released on October 2. "The Hits" features two new songs, "Lost" and "Red Umbrella", plus a live version of the song "Stronger," taken from the Soul2Soul 2007 tour. 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 265,000 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. She's also featured on husband Tim McGraw's 2007 album "Let It Go". She sings two duets with him, "I Need You" and "Shotgun Rider". 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 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. 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.
Annie Lennox is working with Faith Hill and twenty-two other female artists to raise the awareness of the transmission of HIV to unborn children in Africa. "Sing", which Hill collaborated on, was released on World Aids Day on December 1, 2007, when Lennox appeared at the next Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in South Africa.
About releasing a duets album with husband Tim McGraw, she later stated that they have other projects.
Hill finished recording her Christmas album, entitled "Joy to the World". At the 2008 CMA Music Festival, fan club members had a chance to listen to the new album. The album was released September 30, 2008 and the first single is "A Baby Changes Everything".
On September 28 2008, Faith Hill re-entered the UK singles chart with her 2001 hit 'There You'll Be'. The song climbed to number 10 after an auditionee sang the song on the UK televison show X Factor. It is reported that the song had been downloaded over 100,000 times on various websites since the performance, thus propelling the single to the number 10 position. In 2001 the song reached number 3 on the UK singles chart.
Faith Hill has also been busy working on her 7th studio album set for release in 2009
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