Born in Toronto, Hill is an unabashedly sentimental singer/songwriter. As a teenager, Hill was a major fan of vocalists like Frank Sinatra. He became popular in Canada, and his debut album was released in 1975. In 1977, he co-wrote the highly emotional "Sometimes When We Touch" with Barry Mann, and it became a Top Ten smash in the U.S. Mounting a comeback in 1987 and scoring another Top Ten hit with "Can't We Try," a duet with Vonda Sheppard. He has charted a few times on Billboard's adult contemporary chart since then.