"Cry," the title cut and first single from country chanteuse Faith Hill's next Warner Bros. studio set, was digitally delivered Wednesday (Aug. 7) to U.S. country radio outlets. The album is expected
"Cry," the title cut and first single from country chanteuse Faith Hill's next Warner Bros. studio set, was digitally delivered Wednesday (Aug. 7) to U.S. country radio outlets. The album is expected sometime in October, but "Cry" is expected to debut next week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, where Hill has notched eight No. 1 hits. The most recent, "The Way You Love Me," reached the top in May 2000.
"We've all been working so hard to complete this record and have been so focused on making the best album possible that until recently, issues like album title and first singles hadn't really crossed my mind," Hill said in a statement. "This record has been a long and rewarding process, which began quite a while ago. The emotions that were involved in this process, whether happiness, accomplishment or the sheer beauty of some of these songs, I thought, lent itself so well to the title."
The new album is the follow-up to 1999's "Breathe," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 5.95 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. That album's producers, Byron Gallimore and Dann Huff, have been behind the boards for "Cry."
As previously reported, Hill and her husband, fellow country star Tim McGraw, will appear in separate fall primetime specials on NBC. Hill's special will include onstage footage, interviews with the singer, and other behind-the-scenes material. Veteran TV director Gary Halvorson ("Friends," "Everybody Loves Raymond") has been tapped to direct.