Faith Hill Performs National Anthem

1937 – Jeanne Pruett, country music singer/Grand Ole Opry star, was born on Jan. 30, 1937, in Pell City, Alabama. Pruett is best-known for her 1973 chart-topping hit, “Satin Sheets.”

1938 – Norma Jean was born Jan. 30 in Wellston, Oklahoma. Norma Jean was a country music singer and member of The Porter Wagoner Show from 1961–1967. She had 13 country singles in Billboard’s Country Top 40 between 1963 and 1968, recorded twenty albums for RCA Victor between 1964 and 1973, and received two Grammy nominations.

1961 – Decca Records releases “I Fall to Pieces” by Patsy Cline, taken from her 1961 studio album, Patsy Cline Showcase. “I Fall to Pieces” was Cline’s first #1 hit on the country charts, and her second hit single to cross over onto the Pop charts.

1972 – American country music artist Tammy Cochran was born Jan. 30 in Austinburg, Ohio.

1981 – Kenny Rogers wins four American Music Awards on Jan. 30, 1981, including Favorite Country Single, for “Coward Of The County” and Country Album for The Gambler. Other winners included: Barbara Mandrell, The Statler Brothers, and The Eagles.

1994 – Clint Black, Wynonna Judd, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker perform at the halftime show (billed as Rockin’ Country Sunday) at Super Bowl XXVIII. The finale featured a special appearance by Naomi Judd, who joined Wynnona in performing The Judds’ single “Love Can Build a Bridge”. It was their first major appearance together since their Farewell Tour of 1991.

2000 – Faith Hill (pictured) performs the national anthem at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome before Super Bowl XXXIV.

2008 – Don Pavel, acclaimed bluegrass guitarist, dies at 60-years-old. He began partnering with Warren Nelson in the mid-1970s and helped found the Lost Nation String Band and the Big Top Chautauqua Blue Canvas Orchestra.

The Song That Had to Stay – Faith Hill

With hundreds of songs released between the two of them, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had to go through the painstaking process of whittling down their catalogs for the “Soul2Soul Tour” set list. Tim tells Entertainment Weekly, “You’re never going to get to do every song that every person wants.” But when Tim almost cut his song “Live Like You Were Dying” from the set list, Faith wasn’t having any of it. She says, “I would’ve packed my bags and left if he’d done that!” Needless to say, Hill got her way and the song made the set list.

Tim and Faith Help Reveal Another Baby’s Gender on Tour

For the second time this year, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have helped a couple at their “Soul2Soul Tour” learn the gender of their baby. The latest gender reveal came over the weekend during a tour stop in Moline, Illinois, with Faith telling Vikki and Rodney Kula the happy news as McGraw stood on the stage in the background. After the couple assured Faith that they wanted her to be the first to learn the baby’s sex, she opened the envelope and exclaimed to the whole crowd, “It’s a boy!” A video of the special moment can be seen here.


  • In April, Tim and Faith revealed a baby’s gender at a tour stop in New Orleans during the opening weekend of their “Soul2Soul Tour.”


Midland Teams Up with Tim McGraw for “Dixieland Delight”

Midland didn’t just get to open for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at their recent “Soul2Soul Tour” stop in Edmonton, Canada; the band actually got to sing with McGraw backstage at the show. In a video posted on Tim’s Facebook page Thursday (6/15), Midland can be seen huddled backstage with McGraw and his band as they perform a rendition of Alabama’s“Dixieland Delight.” The video can be seen here.

Tim and Faith Show Off Their Private Island

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are showing off the vacation home they built on their own private island in the Bahamas. In a new article in Architectural Digest, the couple talks about purchasing the 20-acre island back in 2003 and the process that it took to build their dream home, which they didn’t move into until 2012.  Faith says they basically had to build a “little town” when constructing the home, including providing shelter and utilities for the original construction workers as well as the current caretakers. The family even stayed in a pair of seaside yurts during the decade the home was being constructed, which Hill says was “like camping.”


  • A new video shows highlights from the couple’s finished home, as well as Tim and Faith doing some cliffing jumping into the pristine Bahamian waters.

April 24th: On This Day

On this day in 1994, Faith Hill was on top of the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart with her cover of “Piece of My Heart”. The song originally was recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967, though most people know the version by Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin on lead vocals.


Hill included the song on her debut album, Take Me as I Am. Prior to recording the track, Hill had never heard Janis Joplin’s rendition. After finding this out, the producers refused to allow her to listen to the Joplin version until she had completed her own recording.

Tim McGraw’s Nephew is Caught Singing “Speak to a Girl”

With lyrics like “You better respect your Mama,” mothers everywhere would be proud of their sons singing Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s new duet, “Speak to a Girl.” And that list of proud mamas now includes McGraw’s sister, who recently filmed her son singing the tune. Tim then shared the video of his nephew belting out the tune on Instagram, along with the caption, “My sister caught my nephew singing along #SpeakToAGirl.”


Faith Hill’s Adorable Duet With A “Mississippi Girl”

Faith Hill took to social media yesterday (4/18) to share a special fan encounter that took place during the opening weekend of her “Soul2Soul Tour” with Tim McGraw. In a video posted on Twitter, Faith introduced the world to a young fan named Rosie, whom she met ahead of their April 9 “Soul2Soul Tour” stop in Tupelo, Mississippi. During their meeting, Hill asked Rosie which song she wanted to sing, and the girl didn’t hesitate to say, “Mississippi Girl.” The two then sang chorus of Hill’s 2005 hit without missing a beat.


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