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Faith Hill sings at Super Bowl festivities

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 – Faith Hill is going to the Super Bowl Sunday in Tampa, Fla. to perform America The Beautiful. Hill will become the first artist to ever perform The Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful in the Super Bowl pre-show. Only three others have sang America the Beautiful - Vicki Carr (Super Bowl XI), Ray Charles (Super Bowl XXXV) and Alicia Keys (Super Bowl XXXIX). Hill sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. Her rendition of America The Beautiful is being produced and arranged by Mervyn Warren and David Foster.

"I love a good football game, but I'm not making any predictions just yet," she said. "But the chance to perform this song, especially during these times, is especially meaningful to me. I'm just so grateful to have been given the opportunity."

Hill has been the voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football for the past two years. Earlier this month in Nashville, hill filmed and recorded a brand new Super Bowl opener.

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Finally, after 14 years in the recording business and more than 30 charting songs, Faith Hill released a greatest hits plus package. The songs go all the way from "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart," her first two singles ever from 1993 and 1994 with both going number one up to "Mississippi Girl" from 2005 plus a few new songs. Hill had more of a country vibe starting out, but grew progressively pop (the new and catchy, but not very country "Red Umbrella"). »»»
Fireflies CD review - Fireflies
Faith Hill stayed so far from her country roots with 2003's "Cries" that she laid an egg on country radio. The album was so pop that there was nothing for radio to play. Hill did not make the same mistake twice as there is a significant amount of country instrumentation starting with the Dan Dugmore banjo and Stuart Duncan mandolin on the lead off "Sunshine and Summertime." The autobiographical and well delivered hit single, "Mississippi Girl," written in part by John Rich, who had a hand in 3 of »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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