Faith Hill‘s vocal talent was detected early and she had her first public performance at the age of seven. At seventeen, Hill formed a band that played in local rodeos. She briefly attended college, but soon moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of being a country singer. Though her initial try was not successful, Hill became a secretary at a music publishing firm. Her talent at singing was noticed and she sang backup vocals for songwriter Gary Burr, who often performed his new songs at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe. An executive from Warner Bros. Records was impressed with Hill's voice, signed her to a recording contract.
In 1988 she married songwriter and music executive Dan Hill. Hill's debut album was Take Me as I Am (1993). Hill became the first female country singer in 30 years to hold Billboard's number one position for four consecutive weeks when "Wild One" managed the feat in 1994.
Shortly after the release of her album, Hill found her marriage falling apart. She and Dan Hill divorced in 1994.
It Matters to Me finally appeared in 1995 . Several other top 10 singles followed. The fifth single from the album, "I Can't Do That Anymore," was written by country music artist Alan Jackson. In the spring of 1996 Hill began the Spontaneous Combustion Tour with country singer Tim McGraw. McGraw and Hill were quickly attracted to each other. The pair became engaged on the tour and married on October 6, 1996. They have three daughters together: Gracie Katherine, Maggie Elizabeth and Audrey Caroline.
Faith in 1998 followed by Breathe won her many laurels. The album won Hill three Grammy Awards including Best Country Album, Best Country Collaboration With Vocals.
In 2001, Hill recorded a song for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. "There You'll Be" also appeared on the album There You'll Be: The Best Of Faith Hill, an international greatest hits album.
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.
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.