Audrey Faith Perry was born in Ridgeland, Mississippi in 1967, but grew up a few miles away with her adopted parents in Star, Mississippi. She began singing from an early age, inspired by an Elvis Presley concert she saw on her 9th birthday. Though her singing career began in the choir of local churches, she eventually formed a local country music band that played at fairs and rodeos. After graduating high school, Faith did what most successful country music stars do; she moved to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of making her big break in the country music capital of the world.Initially unsuccessful in her search for a recording contract, Faith worked for a time in a T-shirt shop, and eventually found a job doing clerical work at a small record label. At around this time she married Dan Hill, a producer at the firm. One day, a co-worker heard her singing idly while filing papers one day, and convinced Faith to record a demo with the company - a move that revitalized her singing career. She began singing locally again, and was signed to a record deal with Warner Brothers in 1993. Though by now she had divorced Dan Hill, she kept his surname as her stage name. She released her first album with Warner Bros., Take Me As I Am, in 1993. The album featured restrained instrumentation, and instead focused on Hill's rich voice. The beautiful young songstress's voice was clear, alluring, and slightly raspy all at once on her debut album - perfect for singles Wild One and Life's Too Short To Love Like That, both of which deal with the struggles of a teenage girl growing up. Her sophomore record, 1995's It Matters To Me, was even more successful, selling 5x multi-platinum and reaching the 4th spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums index. In 1996, she met country heartthrob Tim McGraw while on tour, and the two married in a matter of weeks. After taking a three-year break from recording, Faith returned to the studio and began to experiment with a more mainstream-pop sound. The formula worked, and her next three albums - Faith, Breathe, and Cry - together sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Though some country purists derided Hill for altering her country sound, she nonetheless retained most of her traditional fan base and became a huge crossover success in mainstream music circles, with chart- topping singles like This Kiss, Breathe, and When The Lights Go Down, all of which charted on the Billboard Top 200. In 2005 Faith reinvented herself yet again by returning to her country roots with her 6th original studio album, Fireflies. Featuring top country singles The Lucky One, Stealing Kisses, and Mississippi Girl, the album reached the coveted #1 spot on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts - among only a handful of records to do so. She is still happily married to Tim McGraw, and rumor has it that the duo plan to record an album together by 2009.
Audrey Faith Perry was born on September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Audrey Faith Perry, later known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Star, Mississippi), is a successful American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her much-publicized marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. The tall blonde songstress's self-titled album, 'Faith, ' sold four million copies worldwide. The album featured her hit single 'This Kiss, ' which topped the charts for three straight weeks and became her first crossover success, hitting number five on the pop charts.
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Faith Hill (born Audrey Faith Perry; September 21, 1967) is an American country singer. She is known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and accumulated eight number-one singles and three number-one albums on the U.S. Country charts.
Hill has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, the American Music Awards and the People's Choice Awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the "30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies Home Journal. In 2008, Hill released her first Christmas album, titled Joy to the World. In 2009 Billboard named her as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary artist of the decade 2000-2009. Hill was ranked the 39th best artist of the 2000-2010 decade by Billboard. Her voice type is a mezzo-soprano.