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Encyclopedia > Mississippi Girl
"Mississippi Girl"
Single by Faith Hill
from the album Fireflies
Released 2005
Format digital download
Genre Country, Pop
Length 3:52
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) John Rich, Adam Shoenfeld
Peak chart positions
  • #1 (U.S. Country)
  • #29 (U.S. Hot 100)
Faith Hill chronology
"Baby You Belong"
(2003)
"Mississippi Girl"
(2005)
"Like We Never Loved At All"
(2005)

"Mississippi Girl" is a 2005 song recorded by country music singer Faith Hill and the lead single from her album Fireflies. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Fireflies is the sixth album by country artist and Grammy award winning Faith Hill. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... John Rich (born in Amarillo, Texas on January 7, 1974) is a member of the country music duo Big & Rich. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Fireflies is the sixth album by country artist and Grammy award winning Faith Hill. ...


Written specifically for the Star, Mississippi-bred singer by John Rich (of Big and Rich) and fellow MuzikMafia member Adam Shoenfeld, the uptempo tune was anticipated within the industry[1] and spearheaded Hill's post-Cry "country comeback"[2] by insisting that she had not forgotten her roots: Star is a small city in Rankin County, in the state of Mississippi. ... John Rich (born in Amarillo, Texas on January 7, 1974) is a member of the country music duo Big & Rich. ... Big & Rich are an American country music duo comprising Big Kenny and John Rich. ... The MuzikMafia is an informal collection of singers, songwriters and musicians. ... this page lies Cry is the fifth album by country artist Faith Hill, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ...

'Cause a Mississippi girl don't change her ways
Just 'cause everybody knows her name.
Ain't big-headed from a little bit of fame ...

The single debuted at #26 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart dated for May 28, 2005. It went on to become Hill's first Number One on the country music charts since "The Way You Love Me" in 2000. Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Way You Love Me was the second single off of Faith Hills Breathe album. ...


"Mississippi Girl" was virtually identical in purpose and theme, if not genre, to R&B singer Jennifer Lopez's 2002 hit "Jenny from the Block", a fact noted by a number of commentators at the time.[3][4][2] Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... “J. Lo” redirects here. ... Jenny from the Block is the first single released from Jennifer Lopez fourth studio album This Is Me. ...


"Mississippi Girl" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance but did not win; however it did win the SESAC Country Song of the Year award for its two writers.[5] Not everyone was an admirer: Slant Magazine said the song had the "stench of desperation" about it, with "southern-fried production [meant to] ape shamelessly the things that the women who supplanted her at the top of Nashville's pecking order have been doing."[6] The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Slant Magazine is a non-commercial film and music review website. ...


Music video

There is also a music video for the record, in which Hill and her band performing the song in concert is intercut with shots of Hill walking around rural settings in a wedding dress as CGI butterflies flutter about. The video received a CMT Awards nomination.[7] A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... An American bride being dressed by her bridesmaid. ... Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects. ... For other uses of the term butterfly, see butterfly (disambiguation). ...


References

  1. ^ "USA TODAY's Nashville reporter: Brian Mansfield", USA Today, May 24, 2005. Accessed June 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Faith Hill: Fireflies", Stylus Magazine, August 29, 2005. Accessed June 23, 2007.
  3. ^ http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0508/15/ltm.04.html
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/3c63/
  5. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/news/1511934/20051020/chesney_kenny.jhtml
  6. ^ "Faith Hill: Firefiles", Slant Magazine, 2005. Accessed June 19, 2007.
  7. ^ http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/carrie-underwood-miranda-lambert-each-land-3-cmt-awards-noms-1007673.php
Preceded by
"As Good As I Once Was" by Toby Keith
Hot Country Songs
number one single

September 3, 2005 - September 10, 2005 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Play Something Country" by Brooks and Dunn
Faith Hill
Discography
Albums: Take Me As I Am (1993) • It Matters to Me (1995) • Faith (1998) • Breathe (1999) • There You'll Be (international only) (2001) • Cry (2002) • Fireflies (2005) • The Hits (to be released, 2007)
Number-one Country singles: "Wild One" (1993) • "Piece of My Heart" (1994) • "It Matters To Me" (1995) • "It's Your Love" (w/ Tim McGraw) (1997) • "This Kiss" (1998) • "Let Me Let Go" (1998) • "Breathe" (1999) • "The Way You Love Me" (2000) • "Mississippi Girl" (2005)
Number-one Adult Contemporary singles: "Breathe" (1999) • "There You'll Be" (2001) • "Cry" (2002)
Related articles
Tim McGrawWarner Bros. RecordsStar, Mississippi

 
 

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