It's been three weeks since Faith Hill's mom passed away. Edna and Ted Perry adopted Faith when she was only a few days old, raising her and their two older sons in the tiny Mississippi town of Star.
In a 2006 interview, Larry King asked Faith about her "troubled childhood. Faith responded, “I actually had a pretty amazing childhood. I was adopted, if that’s what you’re referring to, but my family, my mom and my dad and my brothers, they are amazing.” She told Larry that she grew up in a “very stable, good Christian, God-fearing home.”
Edna always supported Faith's love for music, encouraging her to sing at church and family events.
“How thankful I am that she was able to give me the opportunity that I had,” Faith said on Larry King Live. “I was placed into an incredible home that . . . is responsible for the way I am today and the backbone that I have in order to do this for a living.”
In a new Facebook post, Faith revealed that all her mom wanted to hear her sing was gospel music and often asked if she would ever record a gospel album. While Faith never recorded a full gospel album, she did honor her mom's wishes by including a gospel song as the final track on her new album, Deep Tracks. Hill dedicated the tune, "Come To Jesus," to her mom.
"Three weeks ago today my mom passed away. Mom often asked if I l would ever get around to recording a gospel album. That's all she wanted to hear me sing. I'm thankful that she was able to hear this song before she took a seat on the glory train. This is 'Come To Jesus' dedicated to my mom," Faith wrote.
Listen to a clip of the track below. To purchase Faith's new album, click here.
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