April 11.2016 – Story Behind “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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“It’s Your Love” is written by Stephony Smith and performed by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

It was released in May 1997 as the first single from his album Everywhere.

Songwriter Stephony Smith tells that she wrote the hit song in about 30 minutes, while watching David Letterman in the background! The song was then pitched to every female country singer of that time and all of them turned it down!

Then, “It’s Your Love” landed in the hands of Nashville producer Byron Gallimore and he took it right to Tim and Faith.

The song reached number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in its fifth week on the chart and stayed there for six weeks on the charts dated June 7 through July 12.1997.

“It’s Your Love” became Tim and Faith’s first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 .

“It’s Your Love” was Billboard’s number one single of the year for 1997. It also won the Academy Of Country Music’s Single of the Year, Song of the year and vocal event of the year, along with the Country Music Association’s Vocal event of the year. The song was also nominated for two Grammy Awards, Best Country Country Collaboration and Best Country Song.

The music video, directed by Sherman Halsey is notable in that it showcases Hill, who was very noticeably pregnant with the couple’s first child, Gracie. The music video won Video of the Year at the 1997 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Buy the single download from iTunes here!

LYRICS: Written by Stephony Smith
Dancin’ in the dark
Middle of the night
Takin’ your heart
And holdin’ it tight

Emotional touch
Touchin’ my skin
And askin’ you to do
What you’ve been doin’ all over again

Oh, it’s a beautiful thing
Don’t think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won’t let me go

It’s your love
It just does somethin’ to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I’m under
It’s your love

Better than I was
More than I am
And all of this happened
By takin’ your hand

And who I am now
Is who I wanted to be
And now that we’re together
I’m stronger than ever
I’m happy and free

Oh, it’s a beautiful thing
Don’t think I can keep it all in, no
And if you asked me why I changed
All I gotta do is say your sweet name

It’s your love
It just does somethin’ to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I’m under
It’s your love
Oh, baby

Oh, it’s a beautiful thing
Don’t think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won’t let me go

It’s your love
It just does somethin’ to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can’t get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I’m under
It’s your love
It’s your love
It’s your love

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