10 Things You Didn’t Know About Faith Hill
Despite putting her career on the back burner in order to raise her kids and focus on family, she’s still one of the highest selling female country artists in history. Faith Hill has sold 40 million albums worldwide and earned numerous number 1 hits like “Breathe,” “The Way You Love Me,” and “This Kiss.” In addition to all of her musical success, she’s an entrepuner and has even dabbled in the acting biz with roles in Touched by an Angel and The Stepford Wives. Faith just recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with husband Tim McGraw and will soon be celebrating her 49th birthday. Today, Faith Hill is the definition of beauty and grace — not to mention she’s wicked talented too! Hill has earned five Grammy Awards in her career and countless others. She’s one of the most beloved artists in country music and continues to floor audiences with her amazing voice. Here’s 10 things you didn’t know about Faith Hill!
10. She’s Adopted
Faith Hill was born on September 21, 1967 and adopted into a family living in the small town of Star, Mississippi. Her adoptive parents, Ted Perry and Edna, gave her the name Audrey Faith Perry. As she got older Faith had the itch to find her biological parents after she moved to Nashville as an adult. “I think I was just really searching. I was searching to figure out who I was inside,” she said. When asked about the first time they met, she said: “I don’t even remember what I said. I don’t remember what she said. We just kind of starred at each other. I’d never seen anybody that looked anything like me. It was the awe of seeing someone you came from. It fills something.” She met her biological mom in the early 1990s, but never publicly revealed her name and remained in contact with her until her death. She told Barbara Walters in an interview that her mother had given her up when she was child because she was young, unmarried and wasn’t ready. Her biological mother eventually married her biological father, but he was killed in a car accident before she ever got the chance to meet him. She also realized that she had a biological brother.
9. First Gigs
It was clear from the beginning that Faith Hill was destined to be a singer. When she was a little girl her mother used to give her quarters so she would sing at family occasions. When she was 16-years-old, she entered a tobacco spitting contest so that she could get time on stage. She was in her home state of Mississippi when she participated in a contest that required her to strategically spit into a placed spittoon. The winner got to go on stage afterwards. “They cleaned the stage off with towels, and then I went on,” she said in an interview with People. Fortunately, this wasn’t the place she was discovered. She was actually discovered at the famous Nashville Bluebird Cafe. She dropped out of junior college and moved to Nashville when she was only 19 to pursue a musical career.