Breathe (Faith Hill album)

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Breathe
Studio album by Faith Hill
Released November 9, 1999
Genre Country pop
Length 52:27
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Byron Gallimore
Faith Hill
Dann Huff
Faith Hill chronology
Faith
(1998)
Breathe
(1999)
There You'll Be
(2001)
Singles from Breathe
  1. "Breathe"
    Released: October 4, 1999
  2. "The Way You Love Me"
    Released: February 29, 2000
  3. "Let's Make Love"
    Released: 2000
  4. "If My Heart Had Wings"
    Released: January 8, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[5]

Breathe is the fourth studio album by country music recording artist Faith Hill, released November 9, 1999 on Warner Bros. Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date. It has been certified 8× Platinum by the RIAA, for shipping eight million copies in the US.[6] The album includes the singles "Breathe", "The Way You Love Me", "Let's Make Love", and "If My Heart Had Wings". "Breathe" and "The Way You Love Me" Were both number 1 hits on the Hot Country Songs charts; the latter also reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the top pop song of 2000 according to Billboard Year-End. Several of the album's tracks also charted from unsolicited airplay.

Hill's Breathe debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a first for the country artist. The Warner Bros. Nashville set sold 242,000 units, according to SoundScan.[7] The album includes a cover version of Bette Midler's 1998 song, 'That's How Love Moves'.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What's In It for Me"   Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette, Annie Roboff 5:36
2. "I Got My Baby"   Bob DiPiero, Roboff 3:31
3. "Love Is a Sweet Thing"   Brett James, Troy Verges 3:56
4. "Breathe"   Stephanie Bentley, Holly Lamar 4:09
5. "Let's Make Love" (with Tim McGraw) Marv Green, Chris Lindsey, Bill Luther, Aimee Mayo 4:11
6. "It Will Be Me"   Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick 3:46
7. "The Way You Love Me"   Michael Dulaney, Keith Follesé 3:06
8. "If I'm Not in Love"   Constant Change 4:02
9. "Bringing Out the Elvis"   Louise Hoffsten, Leif Larrson 3:34
10. "If My Heart Had Wings"   Fred Knobloch, Roboff 3:35
11. "If I Should Fall Behind"   Bruce Springsteen 4:32
12. "That's How Love Moves"   Jennifer Kimball, Ty Lacy, Fitzgerald Scott 4:14
13. "There Will Come a Day"   Lindsey, Luther, Mayo 4:15
Total length:
52:27
International version bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "This Kiss" (Radio version) Beth Nielsen Chapman, Lerner, Roboff 3:16
15. "Breathe" (Hex Hector Radio Edit #1) Bentley, Lamar 3:57
16. "The Way You Love Me" (Love to Infinity Edit) Dulaney, Follesé 2:59
Australian version bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "This Kiss" (Radio version) Chapman, Lerner, Roboff 3:16
15. "Let Me Let Go"   Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan 4:25
16. "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" (with Tim McGraw) Diane Warren 4:28
17. "Breathe" (Hex Hector Radio Edit #1) Bentley, Lamar 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Personnel[edit]

From Breathe liner notes.[8]

Musicians[edit]

"What's In It for Me"
"I Got My Baby"
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie - fiddle
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Dennis Wilson - background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"Love Is a Sweet Thing"
  • Tim Akers - keyboards
  • Mike Brignardello - bass guitar
  • Lisa Cochran - background vocals
  • Eric Darken - percussion
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Dann Huff - electric guitar
  • Gordon Kennedy - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - acoustic guitar
  • Gene Miller - background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
"Breathe"
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Stuart Duncan - fiddle
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"Let's Make Love"
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie - fiddle
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Kim Parent - background vocals
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Gary Smith - piano, organ
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"It Will Be Me"
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Stuart Duncan - fiddle
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"The Way You Love Me"
  • Stephanie Bentley - background vocals
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie - fiddle
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"If I'm Not in Love"
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Stuart Duncan - fiddle
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Nashville String Machine - strings
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"Bringing Out the Elvis"
  • Tim Akers - keyboards
  • Lisa Bevill - background vocals
  • Mike Brignardello - bass guitar
  • Lisa Cochran - background vocals
  • Eric Darken - percussion
  • Dann Huff - electric guitar
  • Terry McMillan - harmonica
  • Jerry McPherson - electric guitar
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Biff Watson - acoustic guitar
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
"If My Heart Had Wings"
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie - fiddle
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Kim Parent - background vocals
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • John Willis - electric guitar
  • Lonnie Wilson - drmus
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"If I Should Fall Behind"
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie - fiddle
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - keyboards
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar
"That's How Love Moves"
  • Tim Akers - keyboards
  • Steve Brewster - drums
  • Mike Brignardello - bass guitar
  • Lisa Cochran - background vocals
  • Eric Darken - percussion
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Dann Huff - electric guitar
  • Gordon Kennedy - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - acoustic guitar
  • Gene Miller - background vocals
  • Nashville String Machine - strings
"There Will Come a Day"
  • Bekka Bramlett - background vocals
  • Mike Brignardello - bass guitar
  • Larry Byrom - acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie - fiddle
  • Michael Landau - electric guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan - organ, synthesizer
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Gary Smith - piano
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass guitar

Technical[edit]

  • Jeff Balding - recording (tracks 1, 3, 9, 12)
  • Derek Bason - recording (tracks 1, 3, 9, 12)
  • Byron Gallimore - production (all tracks except 1, 3, 9, 12)
  • Carl Gorodetzky - string contractor (tracks 8, 12)
  • Mark Hagen - recording (tracks 1, 3, 9, 12)
  • Faith Hill - production (all tracks)
  • Dann Huff - production (tracks 1, 3, 9, 12)
  • Ronn Huff - string arrangements, conducting (tracks 8, 12)
  • Julian King - recording (all tracks except 1, 3, 9, 12)
  • Chris Lord-Alge - mixing (tracks 5, 11 only)
  • Doug Sax - mastering
  • Mike Shipley - mixing (all tracks except 5 and 11)
  • Shawn Simpson - digital editing

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
Australian ARIA Albums 7
Australian ARIA Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 13
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
2000 "Breathe" Best Country Album
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
"Let's Make Love" Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Preceded by
The Battle of Los Angeles by Rage Against the Machine
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 27 - December 4, 1999
Succeeded by
Issues by KoЯn
Preceded by
LeAnn Rimes by LeAnn Rimes
Greatest Hits by Kenny Chesney
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 27 - December 10, 1999
October 28 - November 24, 2000
Succeeded by
Come On Over by Shania Twain
When Somebody Loves You by Alan Jackson
Preceded by
Come On Over by Shania Twain
Fly by Dixie Chicks
Fly by Dixie Chicks
Two Against Nature by Steely Dan
RPM Country Albums number-one album
November 29 - December 5, 1999
June 12–25, 2000
July 3 - August 6, 2000
September 4–10, 2000
Succeeded by
Come On Over by Shania Twain
Fly by Dixie Chicks
Fly by Dixie Chicks
Coyote Ugly by Various Artists

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Breathe - Faith Hill". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-06-20). "Shuffering and Shmiling - Page 2". The Village Voice. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Nash, Alanna (1999-11-19). "Breathe Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Faith Hill - Breathe CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 378. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ "American certifications – Faith Hill – Breath". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  7. ^ Faith Hill Nº1 Billboard 200
  8. ^ Breathe (CD booklet). Faith Hill. Warner Bros. Records Nashville. 1999. 47373.