This song was written by Angie Aparo, a singer/songwriter with a large following in the Southeast US. Aparo also recorded his own version of this song which was released on his 2000 debut album The American. Faith Hill is a fan of Aparo and fell in love with this song when she heard it.
This won Hill a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.
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A cover by The Voice (Season 3) winner Cassadee Pope landed at #60 on the Hot 100 in December 2012 after she sung it in the show's finale.
Faith Hill performed this on Saturday Night Live in 2002, her first turn as musical guest on the show.
Hill on the album's title: "I really wanted to name the album Cry, not because of the single, but because there's so many places on this album that are full of so many kinds of emotions. For me, when I see the word 'cry,' I don't necessarily think of it as being an emotion that is used from a sad moment from your life. I happen to shed tears for a lot of reasons - to be happy and lots of places in my life."
"I really wanted to send another message with my video," says Hill of the clip, which finds the rain-soaked singer recalling painful memories. "For this particular song, I felt that the song is so deep and emotional... this experience of this person who's walking through their life and looking at the choices they've made - the happy times and the sad times. Hopefully, in reflecting on all those moments, they come out of it realizing that maybe they're going to be all right. It's a dark video. I look different than I've ever looked in any video, but that was important for me with this particular song."