Faith Hill

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Faith Hill

Born

9/21/1967, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Birth Name

Audrey Faith Perry

Gender

Female
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Faith is a famous country/pop-crossover music singer born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Star, Mississippi by her adoptive parents. She began singing at a very early age, singing at local rodeos, family gatherings, and churches. Her first public performance was at a women's club luncheon when she…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Faith almost considered quitting her career as a singer after all the drama with the 2006 Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Faith demonstrated a shocked and angry on-camera reaction when the honor went to Carrie Underwood instead of her. She claimed that she was only joking when she made that face, but it was widely believed that she was serious. Thousands of people turned on her when the clip showed up on youtube.com, but according to Faith, bits and pieces of the video were put together to make her reaction look much more dramatic than it actually was. This was a very stressful time for Faith and her family.

    • On September 16, 2008, Hill released her first-ever Christmas album entitled Joy to the World. Included in the album along with newly-arranged classic Christmas tunes is the new song "A Baby Changes Everything". Among the guest artists are the Nashville Orchestra, Metro Voices, and the London Oratory School Boys Choir.

    • Faith contributed one of her recipes to the NFL Sunday Night Football Cookbook. She, along with NFL broadcaster John Madden, also wrote the introduction to the book.

    • Awards:
      1997 - Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Vocal Event of the Year – (w/ Tim McGraw)
      1997 - Academy of Country Music, Top Single of the Year – "This Kiss"
      1997 - Academy of Country Music, Top Song of the Year – "This Kiss"
      1998 - Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Female Vocalist
      1998 - Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Vocal Event of the Year – (w/ Tim McGraw)
      1998 - Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Music Video of the Year – "It's Your Love" (w/ Tim McGraw)
      1999 - Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Female Vocalist
      1999 - Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Music Video of the Year – "Breathe"
      2001 - Grammy Awards, Best Female Country Vocal Performance – "Breathe"
      2001 - Grammy Awards, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – "Let's Make Love" (w/ Tim McGraw)
      2001 - Grammy Awards, Best Country Album for Breathe
      2003 - Grammy Awards, Best Female Country Vocal Performance – "Cry"
      2004 - People's Choice Awards, Favorite Female Musical Performer
      2006 - Grammy Awards, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – "Like We Never Loved At All" (w/ Tim McGraw)
      2006 - American Music Awards, Favorite Female Country Artist

    • Faith was previously engaged to producer Scott Hendricks. She was also married to Daniel Hill but they got divorced in 1994.

    • Faith sits in the celebrity committee of the Afghanistan World Foundation, an organization dedicated to the restoration and development of Afghanistan. She is also affiliated with the charity group 4-H Club.

    • Faith made her debut as musical guest in the long-running NBC hit variety show Saturday Night Live in 2002.

    • On the first Christmas that Faith and her husband Tim McGraw had with their oldest daughter Gracie, Tim wrote a special note for Faith and put it in her stocking. He also wrote a letter for Gracie, and now every Christmas, he writes individual stocking letters for Faith and their three daughters.

    • In February 2007, the Hollywood Hills home of Faith Hill and husband, Tim McGraw, was burgled. The stars were not home at the time. An unspecified amount of money was stolen.

    • Faith is a big fan of the group Coldplay. She listens to their music just before she goes on stage. She also loves music by Elton John, Queen, and Damien Rice.

    • Faith Hill sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.

    • One of Faith's favorite junk food snacks is a pack of barbecue chips with homemade ranch dips. She can eat a whole bag in one sitting.

    • Faith Hill and her husband Tim McGraw often collaborate and have had hit duets together including "It's Your Love" (1997), "Let's Make Love" (2000), and "Like We Never Loved At All" (2005).

    • Faith Hill lives on the same block as fellow country star, Kenny Chesney.

    • As of 2008, Faith Hill lives with her husband Tim McGraw and kids, Gracie Katherine (b. 5-May-1997), Maggie Elizabeth (b. 12-Aug-1998), and Audrey Caroline McGraw (b. 6-Dec-2001), in Nashville, Tennessee.

    • Faith enjoys playing softball and water-skiing.

    • Faith attended McLaurin High School. She dropped out of Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. In high school, Faith Hill was a cheerleader and prom queen.

    • Faith has been on the cover of numerous magazines including InStyle, People, US Weekly, and Country Weekly. She was Playboy's "Babe of the Month" in May of 2000.

    • Faith was on print ads for Covergirl Moisturizer in 2001. She was also an endorser for Pepsi.

    • Faith is 5'9" tall.

    • Faith Hill was adopted by Ted and Edna Perry. She only met her biological mother in the early 1990s. She has two siblings: Wesley and Steve Perry.

    • When Tim McGraw proposed to her in one of the trailers, he had to go perform, so Faith wrote her response on the mirror.

    • Faith had the role of Mel Gibson's wife in We Were Soldiers, but left the film and was replaced by Madeleine Stowe.

    • Faith's List Rankings:
      1995 - People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
      1997 - People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
      2000 - People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
      2001 - People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
      2002 - No.30, VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists
      2002 - No.27, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2005 - No.29, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2006 - No.48, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2007 - No.91, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World

  • Quotes

    • Faith: (about putting her family before her career) I really have a strong sense, a necessity, almost, for stability, a foundation, where my family is concerned. Family will be there after everything's gone and I'm too old or tired to do this anymore.

    • Faith: (in 2008 about her kids wanting e-mail accounts, cell phones, and such) They'll beg, and we say, "There's no reason you need that." It's hard. We're not trying to deprive our children, but to instill in them patience, logical thinking, and caution. My oldest daughter is 11, and she wants a cell phone. I don't want to be a prude, but I just don't think she needs one right now. We're not crazy parents or anything like that, but we do have rules.

    • Faith: (about her kids) My schedule right now is based on the girls' schedules, right down to the parent meetings and the sports schedules and the after-school activities. The thought of not being there for my girls if Tim and I were both away at the same time...I couldn't handle that. I have this fear of my kids growing up and me not being a part of their life.

    • Faith: (about getting older) I'm not going to say that I don't stand in front of the mirror and go, "That line wasn't there yesterday". But you know what? I've had lines on my neck since I was a child. I look back at old pictures from elementary school, and I had lines on my neck. Our daughters Maggie, who's 10, and Audrey, who's 7, have lines on their necks. It's just the way we were created. They're cute at 10 and 7--not so much at 41. But I try not to focus on that. I'm taking better care of myself now, and there's a quiet confidence in that.

    • Faith: I think beauty comes from within. If you are happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside.

    • Faith: (about having children) I'm sure I've had to make sacrifices. Before, my career came first. All I had to think about was myself. Now my children prevail. It doesn't mean my career is less important. I just have to position things differently.

    • Faith: (in 2006 about her daughters) I have a nanny to look after them while I'm working, but I'm their mother, and they're my responsibility. When my kids grow up, I want them to know who the hell I am. I want them to be able to say, `My mother taught me how to read, how to appreciate life, and how to apply makeup.'

    • Faith: (on being a performer) The excitement and energy that happens on stage is unbelievable. The only thing better than that is sex, I swear!

    • Faith: (in a 2007 interview) I feel like I've not made my best album yet ... I really feel strongly about that. But the records I have made have built my career, and I'm very proud of them.

    • Faith: (in 2007) I grew up asking for everything under the sun for Christmas, but I knew I wasn't going to get it all, and my husband and I make sure that our girls realize that, too. We don't buy them lavish gifts; last year, glitter markers were a big hit. We are raising our girls to understand the true meaning of the season, and to know that the most important thing is having Christmas in your heart.

    • Faith: One time, my 5-year-old daughter Audrey said, "Mom, I'm going to know how much I love you even after I die." Tears starting rolling down my face, and I was like, "Does she know something I don't?" It was so powerful. Forget about all my other problems. They are meaningless.

    • Faith: (about husband Tim McGraw) I'm all for the girls going crazy and going goo-goo ga-ga over him, but when another woman grabs my husband's privates? Hello! I don't think so! Hands off! You know what I'm saying?

    • Faith: (denying that she had a public tantrum when Carrie Underwood won Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006) The idea that I would act disrespectful towards a fellow musician is unimaginable to me. For this to become a focus of attention given the talent gathered is utterly ridiculous. Carrie is a talented and deserving Female Vocalist of The Year.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • She sings with emotion

    9.0
    I like how she sometimes talks in her lyrics, her words are very inspiring, and she does it so well and so quickly, you can hardly tell that she's talking. I love her voice, and she has a pleasant presence when she performs. One of my country faves!
  • Really talented singer!

    10
    Think that Faith is one quite awesome singer. As well as being the wife to Tim McGraw, another singer. Plus, mother to three girls. Really a great husband-wife duo. Love her even more as she sings now on the Sunday Night Football night game. And that she is much more better at it than Pink, who did it in the original season was. Not only does she have the talent to match. But also she has the looks that she has been blessed with. Hope that she stays for a long, long time. Very funny commercial with the NFL players at her "house" cooking. LOL!moreless
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