On This Day: Faith Hill Releases Her Debut Album ‘Take Me As I Am’ in 1993

by Taylor Cunningham

On October 12, 1993, Warner Bros. Records released Faith Hill’s debut album, Take Me as I Am. And the singer went on to be one of the most famous artists in the 1990s country music scene.

Faith Hill’s record produced four radio singles. Two of those songs, Wild One and Piece of My Heart, ended up being U.S. Country Billboard chart-toppers. The album’s namesake track peaked at number two on the same charts.

Wild One, which also served as her first single stayed at number one for an entire month. The feat was extra special for Faith Hill because the lyrics spoke about her passion for music.

“I was a little rebellious, but one thing Daddy always told me was that I could be anything I wanted to be, just like the song says,” the singer told Country Weekly in 1999. “The first time I heard “Wild One,” I thought it had been written for me.”

As a whole, Take Me As I Am celebrated a lot of fame. It went RIAA platinum three times. And her debut ended up only being the start of Faith Hill’s legacy. She continued producing music into the 2000s, both alone and with her country crooning husband, Tim McGraw.

Throughout her career, she raked in five Grammy awards and one star on the Walk of Fame.

‘1883’ Stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ‘Can’t Wait’ for Show to Premiere After Release Date Revealed

Country songstress Faith Hill oozes talent. So it’s no surprise that she and her equally talented husband, Tim McGraw, have taken to the silver screen. And the power couple has a gig on Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming 1883.

Tim McGraw is no stranger to Hollywood. He actually has 28 film credits on IMDb. But 1883 with be Hill’s first time as an actress. And she is starting out with a bang. The series is the prequel to Sheridan’s already wildly famous Yellowstone, which stars Kevin Costner. And Hill is playing one of the top-billed stars on the series.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime,” Hill told Deadline. “The Duttons are a formidable family, and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life. I am humbled and honored to work with Taylor and his entire team.”

We’re certain that Hill has put a lot of work into this project so she could make a name for herself in the industry. And because of that, she’s excited for everyone to finally watch her first episode. So when Paramount revealed the long-awaited premiere date, she headed right to Twitter to post about it.

“1883 premiering December 19 on @paramountplus,” she wrote. “We can’t wait!!!”