Faith Hill debuted her latest project entitled Deep Tracks. One of the songs recorded on the project was inspired by the singer’s late mother, who always wanted her to record a gospel album.
On Oct. 30th, Hill posted on her Facebook that her mother, Edna Perry, passed away. Edna and her husband Wesley “Ted” Perry adopted Hill as a newborn.
“Three weeks ago today my mom passed away,” Hill wrote on Sunday (Nov. 20). “Mom often asked if I 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.”
In a press release announcing the album, Hill further discussed the importance of recording “Come to Jesus.”
“It is also very personal for our family because I recorded this song during the last couple of weeks that Tug McGraw battled with brain cancer,” she says. “Tim played him my rough cut and Tug listened to it multiple times a day until his passing.”
“Deep Tracks contains songs from previous albums that were not singles but remain some of my favorites,” Hill adds. “There have been some amazing songs that I’ve been fortunate enough to record, some that didn’t make it onto albums, and I thought it would be nice to include a few of those on this album as well.”