Hills goes "Deep"
Friday, November 11, 2016
– Faith Hill will release "Deep Tracks," on Nov. 18 via Warner Bros. Records, her final album on the record label, she said on her web site today.
The album features non-single tracks from Hill's previous albums - "Faith," "Breathe," "Cry" and "Fireflies" plus three previously unreleased tracks.
"'Deep Tracks' contains songs from previous albums that were not singles, but remain some of my favorites," Hill said. "There have been some amazing songs that I've been fortunate enough to record, some that didn't make it onto albums, and I thought it would be nice to include a few of those on this album as well."
The track listing is:
Better Days (Faith)
Somebody Stand By Me (Faith)
If I Should Fall Behind (Breathe)
If This Is The End (Cry)
Back To You (Cry)
If You Ask (Fireflies)
You Stay With Me (Fireflies)
Wish For You (Fireflies)
Boy (previously unreleased)
Why (previously unreleased)
Come To Jesus (unreleased)
Hill said "Why" has been "a long time favorite of my husband's, and this version has been on his personal playlist for all these years. It was and sadly still is today an important message. This is for Tim."
Hill said she considered "Come to Jesus" to be "for my mom who has wanted me to record a gospel album for years. It is also very personal for our family because I recorded this song during the last couple of weeks that Tug McGraw battled with brain cancer. Tim played him my rough cut, and Tug listened to it multiple times a day until his passing."
"Boy" was from from the very last tracks Hill recorded. "I felt it should be included on this record," Hill said. "It is a great song and I love the record we cut. This one is for my fans!!!!"
Hill's last release was "Joy to the World," a 2008 Christmas disc.
During a surprise performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium in October, Hill and McGraw announced the "Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017," which kicks off in New Orleans on April 7, 2017. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking "Soul2Soul II" tour, the highest-grossing multi-year country music tour of all time, and the first time Hill has toured since 2007.
The information on Hill's web site gave no indication of future plans with another record label.
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