The latest pairing for CMT's hit show Crossroads is Faith Hill and the Pretenders.
The show will air live from Grand Prairie, Texas, on Feb. 5. This is Faith's first appearance on CMT Crossroads and only the second time the series has aired live.
LOS ANGELES (Press Release) – Teleflora, the world’s leading flower delivery service, along with five-time Grammy Award winner Faith Hill, today announced the creation of “The Collection by Faith Hill.” Developed with Teleflora to reflect her style, taste, and artistry, Faith Hill and her Teleflora collection – “The Collection by Faith Hill” – will be unveiled in Teleflora’s latest television commercial set to debut during Super Bowl XLV on FOX on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Teleflora returns to the big game for a third year with a 30-second spot that will air during the second quarter. Teleflora and Hill will collaborate throughout the year on “The Collection by Faith Hill,” adding to the assortment with a variety of elegant bouquets, including Valentine’s Day flowers, Mother’s Day flowers, and Christmas flowers, as well as everyday occasions.
It took a lot of guts for actress Gwyneth Paltrow to get up and sing in front of the capacity crowd at the 44th Annual CMA Awards. I mean, it is bad enough when you're not a professional singer to get up and sing in front of ANY crowd, but this was a crowd of just about every country music star on the planet plus label folks, radio folks and lots of fans. Add the millions watching on TV and it could be a downright terrifying ordeal!
Gwyneth called on her friends Faith Hill and Beyonce to help her get over her fears.
"I kind of asked my girl singer friends (for advice). I asked Faith (Hill) a lot of questions and Beyonce, actually, too," Paltrow told Access Hollywood.
Paltrow also admitted she had studied Beyonce's live shows to pick up tips on how to appear confident onstage. I guess the advice helped out as Paltrow got through her song without a hitch and even got a standing ovation of approval from the country music crowd.
How do you think she did? (video of performance below)
Faith Hill is a country music icon selling over 40 million records worldwide. Recently parade.com caught up with Faith and chated about balancing her busy career with her most important role as mom to her three daughters.
On juggling career and motherhood.
I constantly work at maintaining balance. For me, my family comes first. If my family is taken care of then everything else usually falls into place. My family and my friends are most important to me. These people are my foundation. And it's okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.
When she feels her most beautiful.
"This may sound funny, but I feel my most beautiful when I'm clean, fresh out of the bath. I don't have to be dressed up. I could be in comfy clothes at home hanging out with my family."
Her favorite beauty tip.
There's just no stopping Taylor Swift. Last night at the BMI Songwriters Awards Taylor won the Country Songwriter of the Year award, becoming the youngest person ever to claim it. And she and co-writer Liz Rose shared Country Song of the Year for “You Belong With Me,” recognized as the most-played country title over a full year, according to the performing rights organization.
Taylor has had an emotional week as the day before she had just sang at a friends funeral.
“It’s been a really emotional week,” she told the crowd. “He was 21, and I used to play my songs for him first. So I would like to thank Jeff Lang.”
Other awards of the evening went to songwriters and music publishers to honor significant airplay for such titles as “Cowboy Casanova,” “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” “Big Green Tractor,” “American Ride,” “One In Every Crowd” and “White Liar.”