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The Hits is the first greatest hits album from country singer Faith Hill issued in the United States. Originally slated for release on May 8, 2007, the album was delayed several times until it was finally released on October 2, 2007.[3]

Hill initially planned to re-record her prior hits for the album:

It’s been difficult selecting the songs for The Hits. But when we decided to focus on what you’d want, the decisions became much clearer. We’re planning on newer, different versions of some songs and we’ve got a few new surprises on The Hits. Leave it to me, I would’ve made a whole album of surprises, but then it wouldn’t have been The Hits and it wouldn’t be coming out on October 2nd.[3]

Ultimately, the live version of "Stronger" (an album track from Cry), a more country sounding "Let Me Let Go" and pop remixes of "Breathe", "The Way You Love Me", and "This Kiss" are the only tracks that differ from their album versions. The album contains all eight of her solo No. 1 Country singles in addition to two songs, "Cry" (No. 12 Country) and "There You'll Be" (No. 11 Country), which topped the AC chart.


The first single, "Lost" was released in May, 2007. The song did not perform well on the Country charts peaking at #32.[4] In September 2007, the song was released to AC radio and has peaked at #11 in January 2008. Faith debuted the second and final new track from the album, "Red Umbrella", on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 5. The song was released to Country radio on September 13.[5] It peaked at #28 on the country charts. The album also features her Grammy nominated duet with Tim McGraw "I Need You".

The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Country Albums charts selling 69,368 copies in its first week. This became her lowest debuting album on the Billboard 200 since 1995's It Matters to Me. A special edition of the CD was also released with a companion DVD featuring videos of some of Hill's singles.[6]

In April 2009, after 18 months on chart, the album moved to the Billboard Top Country Catalog Albums. As of the chart dated March 09, 2013, the album has sold 446,055 copies in the US.

Track listing

1."Red Umbrella"Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, Brett Warren, Brad Warren3:39
2."Stronger" (Live)Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges6:15
3."I Need You" (with Tim McGraw)David Lee, Tony Lane4:09
4."Lost"Kara DioGuardi, Mitch Allan4:11
5."Mississippi Girl"John Rich, Adam Shoenfeld3:53
6."Cry"Angie Aparo3:48
7."There You'll Be"Diane Warren3:42
8."The Way You Love Me" (Radio Remix)Keith Follesé, Michael Dulaney3:29
9."Breathe" (Pop Version)Stephanie Bentley, Holly Lamar4:08
10."The Secret of Life"Gretchen Peters4:15
11."Let Me Let Go"Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan4:25
12."This Kiss" (Pop Version)Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff3:15
13."It Matters to Me"Ed Hill, Mark D. Sanders3:18
14."Piece of My Heart"Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns4:02
15."Wild One"Pat Bunch, Jaime Kyle, Will Rambeaux2:47
Total length:59:10


  • B. James Lowry – electric guitar
  • Mark Luna – background vocals
  • Tim McGraw – duet vocals on "I Need You"
  • Chris McHugh – drums
  • Jeff McMahon – Fender Rhodes
  • Terry McMillan – percussion
  • Jerry McPherson – electric guitar
  • Richard Madenfort – 12-string acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Anthony LaMarchina – cello
  • John Marcus – bass guitar
  • Rick Marty – electric guitar
  • Billy Mason – drums
  • Bob Mason – cello
  • Brent Mason – electric guitar
  • Bob Minner – acoustic guitar
  • Jamie MuhoberacHammond B-3 organ, piano, programming, synthesizer, synthesizer programming
  • Cate Myer – violin
  • Steve Nathan – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Craig Nelson – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Nichols – keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ
  • Gary Van Osdale – viola
  • Mary Kathryn Van Osdale – violin
  • Monet Owens – background vocals

  • Richard Pagano – drums
  • Kim Parent – background vocals
  • Tim Pierce – electric guitar
  • Kathryn Plummer – viola
  • Don Potter – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar
  • Chris Rodriguez – background vocals
  • Pam Rose – background vocals
  • Darrell Scott – mandolin
  • Tony Shanahan – bass guitar
  • Ira Siegel – acoustic guitar
  • Pam Sixfin – violin
  • Darren Smith – electric guitar
  • Karen Staley – background vocals
  • Crystal Taliefero – background vocals
  • Julia Tanner – cello
  • Alan Umstead – violin
  • Catherine Umstead – violin
  • Billy Joe Walker Jr. – acoustic guitar
  • Cindy Richardson-Walker – background vocals
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar
  • Lari White – background vocals
  • Kris Wilkinson – string arrangements, viola
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums
  • Glenn Worf – bass guitar
  • Curtis Young – background vocals

Release history

Country Date
Italy September 28, 2007
United States October 2, 2007

Chart performance

Chart (2007–2015) Peak
UK Country Compilation Albums (OCC)[7] 2
US Billboard 200[8] 12
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 3


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