Name: Audrey Faith Perry Hill
Date of Birth: September
21, 1967-Jackson, MS
Hometown: Star, MS
Family: Parents-Ted and
Edna Perry Brothers-Wesley Perry
and Steve Perry
Children: Gracie Katherine-May
5, 1997 Maggie Elizabeth-August
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 121 lbs.
Education: McLaurin High
Hobbies: Horseback Riding,
Most Exciting Moment: Working
with Reba McEntire for the first
day I try to get as much out life as I can-to
keep it real, sincere and very honest."
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
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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 tour-her first headline series of
performances-she 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 can't draw that line of trust with my
fans if I don't sing from my heart every time
I'm in front of a microphone."
the title track, which mirrors Hill's 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 "Let's 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
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 chanteuse's
Hill hasn't forgotten the bottom line. "There's
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. "I'm 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 industry's
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 VH1's 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 second time.
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. "It's a challenge. I'm just
learning how to take time for myself. Frankly,
the thing that I want most out of life is normality.
It's difficult, but I try to find time for myself.
It's a daily struggle, certainly not a daily
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 pink-Faith's favorite Edith Piaf
expression-for herself, her fans and those close
(1997) Chosen by "People" magazine as
one of the 50 most beautiful people
in the world.
Gracie (b. 1997) and Maggie (b. 1998)
(30 May 2001) Tim and Faith announced
that Faith is expecting her third child.
past year has been a complete whirlwind,"
explains Hill. "I haven't had time to
take a breath. But I was on a creative high,
I already had a few songs that I had recorded,
and if you can believe it, I felt that the
time was right to make another record."
was the first time I ever cried while in the
studio," said Hill. "I couldn't
have made this album and not recorded 'If
I Should Fall Behind.' After seeing and meeting
Bruce at one of his shows, that song took
on a special meaning for me. The lyrical content
is devastating and the message just hits you
in your soul."
reached a certain place last year, a certain
level of success, and now its time to go to
another place," explains Hill. "In
order to succeed you can't be afraid to fail.
I consider Breathe a mixture of musical styles
that reflects my love for country, pop, gospel
and rhythm and blues. Yes, I decided to take
some chances here musically-as an artist that
is who I am. I've always tried to achieve
and to do better."
just need to stay true to who I am,"
Hill says confidently. "I could never
just go out and make a pop record or, for
that matter, a traditional country album.
I can only do what seems natural for me, what
is real to me. I just hope that in the end
it works. I hope that I can create something,
along with my producers and musicians, that
will work across the board. As many people
as I can reach with my music, I think that's
every musician's goal."
is going great," says Hill. "Each
day I try to get as much out life as I can-to
keep it real, sincere and very honest. Hopefully,
people can get that from my music. And if
I'm lucky, one day there will be a little
spot carved away somewhere that says I made
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