On This Day: Faith Hill’s Drops Debut Album, ‘Take Me As I Am’
Faith Hill is one of those names that most certainly will stick with me until the end of time. In my opinion, country music just wouldn’t be the same without her in it.
On October 12, 1993, Hill introduced her debut album to the world, titled Take Me As I Am. Four singles came to life from the collection. The singles include the title track “Take Me As I Am,” “But I Will,” “Piece Of My Heart,” and her first No. 1 hit, “Wild One.”
“Wild One” took the No. 1 spot on the country charts for four weeks in a row. The album ended up being certified three-time platinum by the RIAA.
Following the massive success of her debut album, Take Me As I Am, Hill continued to pave the way for female artists in all genres. It’s hard to say which album is my favorite aside from her debut, but who doesn’t love Breathe and her work on The Rest Of Our Life with Tim McGraw?
Faith Hill’s influence on the ’90s
Hill was a massive part of molding ’90s country into what it became, leading her to becomming one of the most successful female artists of all time. She has not only put on some pretty epic performances throughout the years but has also shared the stage with legends (including her husband).
The 56-year-old has performed at the Super Bowl, CMA Awards, and CMA Fest, among other events, throughout her career. Hill has won five Grammy Awards to date and, in 2000, took home the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year.
That same year, Hill and McGraw created the record-breaking Soul2Soul franchise. In 2006, they hit the road again for the Sould2Soul II Tour and again in 2017 for The Soul2Soul: The World Tour.
Listen to Faith Hill’s “Take Me As I Am” below.