Why A Music Exec Literally Threw Away Iconic Faith Hill Hit

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Launching her career to incredible heights, this supersonic chart-topper for Faith Hill almost never came to be after a music publisher tossed the track. 

Written by Pat Bunch, Jaime Kyle, and Will Rambeaux, this iconic No. 1 first began as a track called “She’s A Rebel”, but was the subject of revisions as part of their creative partnership. 

The 1993 debut single, and huge success, “Wild One” became one of the most memorable female country hits when Hill’s version hit the charts. 

Originally, the song was composed for Jaime’s career and recording contract, but was quickly tossed by her producer because he thought it was worthless. 

I played it for my publisher because we were writing it for me,” Jaime tells The Tennessean. “He threw it down the hall and said, ‘I’m not going to spend any money on this song.’ I’ve never in my life gotten a response like that, nor do I know anyone else who has.”

Just shy of a decade later, the song fell into the lap of a secretary working for a music publishing firm: Faith Hill

The song has become a worldwide hit and staple in country music since the legendary female country star issued it to radio. It has been covered many times over the years, and even was featured as one of Lauren Alaina’s final performances on American Idol

Watch the video of these three songwriters talking about the song’s story below! 

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