Let Me Let Go

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"Let Me Let Go"
Single by Faith Hill
from the album Faith
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1998 (1998-09-14)
  • 4:25 (album version)
  • 4:23 (pop remix)
  • 4:07 (soundtrack version)
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan
Producer(s)Faith Hill, Dann Huff
Faith Hill singles chronology
"Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me"
"Let Me Let Go"
"Love Ain't Like That"
Music video
"Let Me Let Go" on YouTube

"Let Me Let Go" is a song written by Steve Diamond and Dennis Morgan and recorded by American country music singer Faith Hill. It was released on September 14, 1998, as the third single from Hill's third studio album, Faith (1998). The song features background vocals from Vince Gill. At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, it received a nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.


"Let Me Let Go" was also remixed into a pop version and used as the soundtrack for the movie Message in a Bottle. The remix was also added to the international album Love Will Always Win and the compilation album There You'll Be. The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance; Hill performed the remix version of the song at the 2000 Grammy Awards ceremony. The footage of the performance was released on the DVD Grammy's Greatest Moments later that year.

In 2000, saxophonist Michael Lington covered the song from his album, Vivid.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a positive review in Billboard, which said, "Let Me Let Go" is a well-written song about moving on after a failed relationship, and Hill's intimate, vulnerable vocal illustrates why she's one of the genre's top female talents. The fact that her voice is combined with Vince Gill's lush, lovely backing harmonies elevates this record to heavenly heights. The production by Hill and Dann Huff is a little more pop-driven than on her previous ballads, but radio seems to be firmly behind this deserving artist, and are willing to stretch with her."[3]


Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States September 14, 1998 Country radio Warner Bros. [13]
February 23, 1999 Contemporary hit radio [14]
United Kingdom April 5, 1999
  • CD
  • cassette


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  14. ^ "New Releases" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1287. February 19, 1999. p. 55. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
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