Deep Tracks (album)

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Deep Tracks
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2016 (2016-11-18)
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Faith Hill chronology
Joy to the World
Deep Tracks
The Rest of Our Life

Deep Tracks is the fourth compilation album released by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released through Warner Bros. Nashville on November 18, 2016 and features a selection of album tracks from Hill's career that were never released as singles. Upon release, the album entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 22.[1]


Deep Tracks was Hill's first full-length release in eight years and marked the final album in her contract with Warner, which served as label since her 1993 debut.[2] Comprising mostly non-single tracks from her four most recent, non-Holiday studio albums – Faith (1998), Breathe (1999), Cry (2002), and Fireflies (2005) – the compilation also features three previously unreleased songs.[3] One of these, "Why", was recorded in 2004 during the Fireflies album sessions, but ended up not making the final track list. The song was later released by country trio Rascal Flatts, also produced by Dann Huff. "Boy", one of the last songs she recorded for Warner, and "Come to Jesus", dedicated by Hill to her late mother, are also leftover songs from previous recording sessions.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album a mixed, three out of five star review. "This is straight-down-the-middle AAA country", he writes, "music that might not be hooky enough to be a hit, but that certainly speaks to a well-manicured lifestyle".[5] Of the three previously unreleased tracks, CMT's Alison Bonaguro declared they "sound modern and fresh, regardless of when she recorded them".[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

Deep Tracks debuted at number 22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart dated December 10, 2016 with 3,900 units sold in its first week.[1][6] The album failed to enter the Billboard 200 but did reach number 94 on the Top Current Albums chart, which follows a similar methodology but excludes catalog albums.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Better Days"Faith3:28
2."Somebody Stand by Me"Faith5:51
3."If I Should Fall Behind"Bruce SpringsteenBreathe4:31
5."If This is the End"Steve McEwanCry4:57
6."Back to You"
  • Bramlett
  • Bobby Terry
8."If You Ask"Lori McKennaFireflies4:15
9."You Stay with Me"
  • John Kennedy
  • Andrea Stolpe
10."Wish for You"Fireflies3:28
Deep Tracks (New song)3:33
12."Why"Deep Tracks (New song)4:54
13."Come to Jesus"Mindy SmithDeep Tracks (New song)4:25
Total length:56:57


Chart (2016) Peak
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[8] 22


  1. ^ a b "Top Country Albums" (The Week Of: December 10, 2016). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (November 11, 2016). "Faith Hill to Release 'Deep Tracks,' Unreleased Songs". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Hostelley, Laura (November 12, 2016). "Faith Hill to Release Final Album on Warner Bros. Records". Sounds Like Nashville. SpinMedia. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Bonaguro, Alison (November 21, 2016). "Faith Hill: "Rebel Without Walls"". CMT. Viacom. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (November 18, 2016). "Deep Tracks - Faith Hill | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 28, 2016). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 28, 2016". Roughstock. Cheri Media. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Faith Hill – Chart history (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  8. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2016.

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