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Born in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, Hill went on to receive a BA in Musical Theatre, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Before becoming a children's writer and producer, Hill was working weekly with children's choirs. Hill is also a Dove Award winner, the recipient of one of the Dove Awards of 1989 for Children's Music Album of the year for her work entitled, Wise Guys and Starry Skies. She worked with Travis Cottrell on a musical titled Waiters: A Youth Musical About Waiting on the Lord.
Hill has been published by various leading sacred music publishers, including Sparrow (now Capitol CMG), Genevox (now LifeWay), and StarSong. In 1998, Kathie Hill Music was founded in partnership with Word Music. In that time she authored six musicals, including Fish Tales, Operation Christmas Child, Esther-Ordinary Faith, The Christmas SOCCER Team, Holy Moses!, The Best of Kathie Hill's Christmas, and The Best of Kathie Hill Collection. In 2002, Hill published her first book, 101 Stories I Never Have Time to Tell, written to entertain, enlighten and encourage those in children's ministry and Kathie Hill Music's first resource for three- through five-year-olds, Preschool Praise'ntations, written with Darlene Abbott was released June 2004.
- Cusic, Don (2009). Encyclopedia of contemporary Christian music: pop, rock, and worship. ABC-CLIO. p. 124. ISBN 9780313344251. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "WAITERS 1994 Youth Musical by Kathie Hill & Travis Cottrell Genevox". Archived from the original on January 19, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
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