December 8, 2023

Faith Hill’s Life-Altering Ballad: “A Baby Changes Everything”

In September 2008, Faith Hill released “A Baby Changes Everything” from her album Joy to the World. While the Christmas-themed country song only charted at No. 36 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, it ranked No. 5 on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 while reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, remaining at the top spot for three weeks.

Meaning Behind the Song

Written by seasoned songwriters Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols, “A Baby Changes Everything” tells the story of a pregnant young girl who feels unsure about what lies ahead. She’s grappling with the reality that her life is about to shift dramatically – that all her dreams and plans will change once the baby arrives. 

Later in the song, it was revealed that this girl and her baby are actually the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.

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“Choir of angels sing. Glory to the newborn King. A baby changes everything,” the song goes.

According to Nichols, Craig Wiseman’s wife, Rev. KK Wiseman, mentioned the song’s theme – and it came from one of her sermons: a baby changes everything. The moment Nichols and Wiseman heard it, they knew it would make a strong lyrical hook.

But did you know the song lay unheard for four years before it was finally released? When Nichols and Wiseman pitched “A Baby Changes Everything” to Faith Hill in 2004, the Christian singer decided to put it on hold. 

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And it was worth the wait. “It was an amazing journey,” Wiseman said about the song being held that long. “There’s always a lot of hope.”

You can listen to “A Baby Changes Everything” by Faith Hill by playing the video below.


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