Faith Hill recently released Deep Tracks, an album-length collection of songs from past projects that never became radio singles. Deep Tracks contains a sampling of her entire career, from “Better Days” (off of her 1998 debut album Faith), to “You Stay With Me” (off of 2005’s Fireflies). The project also includes Breathe‘s “If I Should Fall Behind,” written by Bruce Springsteen, and features three previously unreleased tracks: “Boy,” “Why,” and “Come to Jesus.”
“Come to Jesus” is the final song on the album – a swampy, gospel-infused track that serves as a tribute to Hill’s late mother, who had always urged her to record a gospel album. It was originally written and recorded by Mindy Smith, but Hill makes it her own with vibrant production and soulful vocal delivery. “Come to Jesus” is the strongest of the new songs on Deep Tracks, and proves Hill’s enduring talent and artistic relevance.
Hill is soon to embark on the “Soul2Soul World Tour” with husband Tim McGraw. The pair announced their plans to perform together at a special Ryman event in October, and will hit the road April 7 in New Orleans. See other dates here.