Contact Us

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

Faith Hill Let Me Let Go Cover
Warner Bros.

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

Vince Gill offers guest vocals on “Let Me Let Go,” and also appears in its dramatic video. The song was written by Dennis Morgan and Steve Diamond, who admit that they tried for years to get it cut before Hill finally recorded it.

“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.”

Hill’s powerful delivery of “Let Me Let Go” earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. The emotional ballad was also included on the soundtrack for the 1999 blockbuster film Message in a Bottle, starring Kevin Costner and Paul Newman.

“Let Me Let Go” was the third single released from Hill’s 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 husband Tim McGraw. Hill also included “Let Me Let Go” on both her 2001 compilation album, There You’ll Be, and her 2007 The Hits record; the song is available for download on iTunes.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Faith Hill

NEXT: Top 10 Faith Hill Songs

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of The Boot

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your 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?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

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

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!