CMA Awards 2020: Throwback to Faith Hill Tears it Down with ‘When The Lights Go Down’ at 2002 CMAs

by Will Shepard
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Country star, Faith Hill, performs at the 2002 CMA award show with a heart stopping, goosebump inducing performance.

In light of how monumental the CMA award show is, to perform at them is an honor. Once she is done performing, there is a pause from the crowd and then the place goes nuts. Hill bows as the audience leap to their feet in appreciation of her and the song.

An incredible live performing artist, Hill is yet to back down from any performance, no matter how big or small. Hill is a constant at the CMA’s whether or not she performs. She’s only ever missed a single award show, and that was back in 2018 when she and McGraw went on vacation to their private island.

Hill and The CMA’s

Faith Hill at this point in her career had never had a song below number 35 on the Billboard charts. “When the Lights Go Down” peaks at number 26 in 2003.

Her lyrics in the song are powerful and convincing. Singing about the values of relationships and her interpretation of the meaning of life.

“When the lights go down and there’s nothing left to be; When the lights go down and the truth is all you see; And I wonder if all my life’s about the sum; Of all my fear and all my doubts; When the lights go down”

Faith Hill, thus far in her career has won 3 CMA Awards. She has been nominated 22 times over her career as well. But, she’s won “Vocal Event of the Year” back in 1997 for the song with Tim McGraw entitled, “It’s Your Love.” In addition, in 1998 Hill wins the “Video of the Year” award for her song, “The Kiss.” Finally, in 1999-2000, she won the coveted “Female Vocalist of the Year” award.

In addition to the CMA’s she’s won, Hill has also done well at the Grammy Awards. She’s won 5 awards, all coming between 2000 and 2006.

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