Contact Us

16 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With ‘Let Me Let Go’

Faith Hill Let Me Let Go Cover
Warner Bros.

Sixteen years ago today (Dec. 12, 1998), Faith Hill struck chart gold when her single ‘Let Me Let Go’ soared to No. 1.

The song was the third single released from her multi-platinum-selling album ‘Faith.’ That record also spawned her career-changing tune, ‘This Kiss,’ as well as her emotional duet, ‘Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me,’ with her husband Tim McGraw.

Vince Gill offered guest vocals on the song and also appeared in the dramatic video. The tune was included on the soundtrack for the 1999 blockbuster film ‘Message in a Bottle,’ starring Kevin Costner and Paul Newman.

The songstress’ powerful delivery of the emotional ballad earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She also included the song on both her 2001 compilation album, ‘There You’ll Be,’ and her 2007 ‘The Hits’ record.

‘Let Me Let Go’ was written by Dennis Morgan and Steve Diamond, who admit they tried for years to get it cut before Hill finally recorded it.

“Something interesting about this song is, we had an idea what the song was about when we were writing it — clearly about a former relationship,” Diamond tells The Boot. “But I’ve had people come up to me and tell me they related it to their battle with alcohol and drugs … That was a real interesting perspective — somebody taking lyrics how we did not intend it.”

Download ‘Let Me Let Go’ here.

NEXT: Top 10 Faith Hill Songs

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboot.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!