Faith Hill is a multiple award-winning American musician and record producer. With over 40 million copies of her album sold worldwide, she is one of the most successful country music artists in the world. One of the most remarkable things about Faith Hill is that even though she started out as a country music singer, she has successfully crossed over into pop music with her award-winning pop songs and albums. Find out more about this country and pop diva here.
Faith Hill was born on the 21st of September 1967 in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She was named Audrey Faith Perry by her adoptive parents, Pat and Edna Perry. She also had two elder brothers. From an early age, it was quite obvious that Hill had an amazing voice and by the age of 7, she was already performing in public. During her teenage years, she performed at an eclectic mix of places including churches, local rodeos, and even jailhouses. After high school, Faith Hill attended college for a while but ultimately left to focus on her music career. She eventually moved to Nashville in order to realize her dream of being a professional artist.
In Nashville, it wasn’t an easy ride for Faith as she had to work various jobs in order to make ends meet while still pursuing her aspirations. She worked at MacDonalds, sold souvenirs at concerts and sang backup for other established singers. She also worked as a secretary in a music company during which she met her first husband, Daniel Hill. Faith Hill eventually got her big break while singing backup for Gary Burr in the popular bluebird cafe in Nashville. An executive from Warner Bros records, who was in the audience on one occasion when she was singing, helped her get her first recording contract.
Faith Hill released her first album ‘Take Me As I Am’ in 1993. She followed it up with her second album ‘It Matters To Me’ in 1995. Both Albums were big hits and produced three chart-topping singles namely Wild Ones, Piece Of My Heart and It Matters To Me. Faith Hill’s next three albums ‘Faith’ (1998), ‘Breathe’ (1999) and ‘Cry’ (2002) were more pop-oriented and launched her into mainstream music.
‘Breathe’ would go on to become one of her most successful albums. It not only topped the Billboard country charts as well as other mainstream charts but also won Hill, three Grammy awards in 2001. They include best female country vocal performance, best country collaboration with vocals and best country album. Faith Hill has released a total of 8 studio albums till date including ‘The Rest Of Our Lives’ (2017), a joint album with husband Tim McGraw.
Faith Hill has won numerous awards in the course of her glittering career including five Grammy awards. She also holds the record for the highest grossing country music tour in history, together with husband, Tim McGraw. Their 2006 tour titled Soul2Soul raked in 89 million dollars.
Faith Hill’s Personal Life (Husband, Kids, Divorce)
Faith Hill got married for the first time in 1988 to a music executive, Daniel Hill. The marriage lasted for 6 years and the couple divorced in 1994. After that, she started another relationship with Scott Hendrix, a music producer who she was in fact engaged to when she met future husband; Tim McGraw, an equally very successful country artist. She ended her relationship with Scott and started dating Tim McGraw in 1996. The two lovebirds got engaged in May 1996 and tied the knot in October of that same year in a surprise ceremony in Tim’s hometown of Louisiana.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are country music’s power couple. They have frequently performed together and collaborated on singles for each other’s albums. These collaborations have paid off on numerous occasions. The two have won the Grammy award for best country collaboration vocals for two of their duets: Let’s Make Love (2001) and Like We Never Loved At All (2006). Their 2006 Soul2Soul tour holds the record for the highest grossing country music tour of all times. The lovely couple also have a joint album together titled ‘The Rest Of Our Lives’.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been married for up to 21 years and are blessed with three children namely Gracie Kathrine (1997), Maggie Elizabeth (1998) and Audrey Caroline (2001). Faith and her husband have also frequently joined forces for charity when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, they not only raised money for the victims but were also physically part of the relief effort.
Faith Hill is reportedly worth an estimated 80 million dollars. Her earnings come from her music career (album sales and ticket sales from tours) as well as her acting career. She has featured on a few movies and TV shows including The Stepford Wives (alongside Nicole Kidman in 2004). Her other sources of income include her perfume line. Furthermore, between 2007 and 2013, she sang the opening song for NBC’s weekly Football program for which she earned a lot of money. Faith and her husband are reportedly worth 145 million dollars, making them one of the highest earning celebrity couples.
Body Measurement (Height)
For a lady of her age with three kids, Faith Hill still has an amazing body. She reportedly weighs 55kg or 121 pounds and is also quite tall for standing at 5’9″ (175cm). Her hair color is blonde (though she was naturally brunette) while her eye color is brown.