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I opened this new "Shania mentions" thread and closed the original one because I started to notice some posts disappearing. The thread became too big. Here is the link to the original thread... http://shania.activeboard.com/t16680305/shania-mentions/

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Shania Twain Covers Elvis Presley's "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" (VIDEO)

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Hold me close, hold me tight
Make me thrill with delight
Let me know where I stand from the start
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart

Ev'ry time that you're near
All my cares disappear
Darling, you're all that I'm living for
I want you, I need you, I love you
More and more

I thought I could live without romance
Before you came to me
But now I know that
I will go on loving you eternally

Won't you please be my own?
Never leave me alone
'Cause I die ev'ry time we're apart
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart

http://countryrebel.com/blogs/videos/18371299-shania-twain-covers-elvis-presleys-i-want-you-i-need-you-i-love-you-video



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Family of missing New York woman asks Shania Twain for help

By Cristina Corbin | Fox News | June 29, 2016

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Rachael Mattice (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

The family of a missing New York woman is asking country music star Shania Twain to help bring attention to the case as police continue to search for the 24-year-old who disappeared one week ago from a remote campsite in the Adirondack Mountains.

Rachael Mattice was last seen on June 22 after she left her parents home in Johnstown, N.Y., for the family's camp in Wells, a remote mountain town some 53 miles away. No one has seen or heard from Mattice since then, and the family is asking Twain, the young woman's idol, for help publicizing the case.

"It’s not her nature to just take off," said the woman's mother, Wendy Mattice, adding that the two communicated with each other multiple times a day.

"She has no enemies," Mattice told FoxNews.com. "She's a very loving person."

Rachael Mattice had dinner at her parents home last Wednesday before driving in her silver jeep to the family's camper in Wells. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Mattice was last seen in downtown Wells at 9:15 p.m. that same night.

Mattice, a home health care aide, had recently moved to the camp -- which has no cellphone service -- to work in the area, according to her family.

Before heading up a hill to the heavily wooded campsite, Mattice sent her mother a text message.

"She said, 'I’m at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you,'" Wendy Mattice told FoxNews.com. That was the last known communication from the young woman.

After not hearing from Mattice, the woman's father, David, drove to the camper on Friday at approximately 6 p.m. Mattice's vehicle was there, but she was nowhere to be found. 

Since then, authorities have launched an all-out search for the woman using helicopters and dogs. 

On Wednesday, Mattice's longtime friend, Cynthina Nellis, wrote to Shania Twain on Instagram, asking the singer for help in bringing attention to the case.

"You are Rachael's favorite country artist. She absolutely adores you," Nellis wrote. "Her parents used to call her Shania when she was little because she would sing your music all the time."

"I'm reaching out to you in hopes that you can make one of Rachael's dreams come true by sending a message out to her," asked Nellis. 

A representative for Twain was not immediately available when contacted Wednesday. 

The family, meanwhile, is pleading with the public for any information about their daughter, who is 5 feet, 3 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes.

"We want her to know everybody is searching and praying for her safe return," Wendy Mattice said. "We love her from the bottom of our hearts."

Anyone with tips in the case is urged to contact the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office at 518-548-3113.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/29/family-missing-new-york-woman-asks-shania-twain-for-help.html



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Family of missing New York woman asks Shania Twain for help

By Cristina Corbin | Fox News | June 29, 2016

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Rachael Mattice (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

The family of a missing New York woman is asking country music star Shania Twain to help bring attention to the case as police continue to search for the 24-year-old who disappeared one week ago from a remote campsite in the Adirondack Mountains.

Rachael Mattice was last seen on June 22 after she left her parents home in Johnstown, N.Y., for the family's camp in Wells, a remote mountain town some 53 miles away. No one has seen or heard from Mattice since then, and the family is asking Twain, the young woman's idol, for help publicizing the case.

"It’s not her nature to just take off," said the woman's mother, Wendy Mattice, adding that the two communicated with each other multiple times a day.

"She has no enemies," Mattice told FoxNews.com. "She's a very loving person."

Rachael Mattice had dinner at her parents home last Wednesday before driving in her silver jeep to the family's camper in Wells. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Mattice was last seen in downtown Wells at 9:15 p.m. that same night.

Mattice, a home health care aide, had recently moved to the camp -- which has no cellphone service -- to work in the area, according to her family.

Before heading up a hill to the heavily wooded campsite, Mattice sent her mother a text message.

"She said, 'I’m at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you,'" Wendy Mattice told FoxNews.com. That was the last known communication from the young woman.

After not hearing from Mattice, the woman's father, David, drove to the camper on Friday at approximately 6 p.m. Mattice's vehicle was there, but she was nowhere to be found. 

Since then, authorities have launched an all-out search for the woman using helicopters and dogs. 

On Wednesday, Mattice's longtime friend, Cynthina Nellis, wrote to Shania Twain on Instagram, asking the singer for help in bringing attention to the case.

"You are Rachael's favorite country artist. She absolutely adores you," Nellis wrote. "Her parents used to call her Shania when she was little because she would sing your music all the time."

"I'm reaching out to you in hopes that you can make one of Rachael's dreams come true by sending a message out to her," asked Nellis. 

A representative for Twain was not immediately available when contacted Wednesday. 

The family, meanwhile, is pleading with the public for any information about their daughter, who is 5 feet, 3 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes.

"We want her to know everybody is searching and praying for her safe return," Wendy Mattice said. "We love her from the bottom of our hearts."

Anyone with tips in the case is urged to contact the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office at 518-548-3113.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/06/29/family-missing-new-york-woman-asks-shania-twain-for-help.html


Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

I've heard the story of Rachael Mattice & urge anyone with information to come forward to the police & help her return to her family. Thinking of you Rachael.

2:56 PM ET - 30 Jun 16

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I guess that's not the kind of attention the girl's family wanted. If Shania besides the tweets released a video to be shown on television, that would make a greater deal. It seems like doing a favour and not wanting to really help. Well, at least that's my point of view.

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Shania Twain tweets for help in finding missing New York woman

Fox News | July 1, 2016

Country music star Shania Twain is asking for the public's help in locating a missing New York woman, after the 24-year-old's family reached out to the singer.

Rachael Mattice was last seen on June 22 after she left her parents home in Johnstown, N.Y., for the family's camp in Wells, a remote town some 53 miles away in the Adirondack Mountains.

No one has seen or heard from Mattice since then, and the family asked Twain, the young woman's idol, for help publicizing the case.

On Thursday, the star answered, sending out a tweet that urged anyone with information in the case to come forward.

Mattice had dinner at her parents home on June 22 before driving in her silver jeep to the family's camper in Wells. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Mattice was last seen in downtown Wells at 9:15 p.m. that same night.

Mattice, a home health care aide, had recently moved to the camp -- which has no cellphone service -- to work in the area, according to her family.

Before heading up a hill to the heavily wooded campsite, Mattice sent her mother a text message."She said, 'I’m at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you,'" Wendy Mattice told FoxNews.com. That was the last known communication from the young woman.

After not hearing from Mattice, the woman's father, David, drove to the camper on Friday at approximately 6 p.m. Mattice's vehicle was there, but she was nowhere to be found.

Since then, an all-out search for the woman using helicopters and dogs has yielded no clues.

"It’s not her nature to just take off," said Wendy Mattice, adding that the two communicated with each other multiple times a day.

"She has no enemies," Mattice told FoxNews.com. "She's a very loving person."

Anyone with tips in the case is urged to contact the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office at 518-548-3113. 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/01/shania-twain-tweets-for-help-in-finding-missing-new-york-woman.html



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Missing Upstate NY woman found alive 1 week after Shania Twain called for help

By Nick Canedo | NewYorkUpstate.com | July 6, 2016

A 24-year-old Upstate New York woman has been found alive two weeks after being reported missing from her camp just south of the Adirondacks, and one week after the case received attention from country music star Shania Twain.

Rachael Mattice, 24, was last seen on June 22 after she left her parents' home in Johnstown, N.Y. In a statement, Sheriff Karl Abrams with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said, "In the early morning hours (this morning) Rachael Lynn Mattice returned to her Johnstown address after being gone for approximately 2 weeks. She is currently being medically evaluated at a local hospital. She appears to be in good condition."

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said Mattice was last seen in downtown Wells at 9:15 p.m. on June 22. She was headed for the family's camp in Wells, a remote mountain town about 53 miles away.

The camp, where Mattice lived because she worked as a home health care aide in the area, had no cellphone service, the family told Fox News. Before heading up to the hill to the heavily-wooded campsite, Mattice texted her mom, "I'm at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you," her mom, Wendy, told Fox News.

Rachael's father, David, drove to the camp on the night of Friday, June 24 after her parents didn't hear from her. He arrived at approximately 6 p.m. and found Rachael's vehicle, but she was nowhere to be found. Authorities launched an all-out search for the woman using helicopters and dogs, Fox News reports.

After a friend reached out to Shania Twain, Racahel's favorite country artist, to help call attention to the search, the music superstar tweeted the following:

Sheriff Abrams said there is still currently an active investigation ongoing.

http://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2016/07/missing_upstate_ny_woman_found_alive_1_week_after_shania_twain_calls_for_help.html



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This whole thing sounds strange...

Missing New York woman Rachael Mattice found alive

By Cristina Corbin | Fox News | July 6, 2016

A 24-year-old New York woman who disappeared two weeks ago -- prompting her family to reach out to singer Shania Twain for help -- was found alive early Wednesday, authorities said.

Rachael Mattice was last seen on June 22 after she left her parents home in Johnstown, N.Y., for the family's remote campsite in Wells, a town some 53 miles away in the Adirondack Mountains.

The Hamilton County Sheriff said in a statement Wednesday that Mattice returned to her parents' home in the early morning hours and is currently being examined at a local hospital.

Sheriff Karl G. Abrams did not indicate whether foul play was involved, saying only "there is still currently an active investigation ongoing."

The family had reached out to singer Shania Twain -- Mattice's idol -- to help bring publicity to the case. The country music star responded by sending out a tweet last week urging anyone with information in the case to come forward.

Mattice had dinner at her parents home on June 22 before driving in her silver jeep to the family's camper in Wells. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Mattice was last seen in downtown Wells at 9:15 p.m. that same night.

Mattice, a home health care aide, had recently moved to the camp -- which has no cellphone service -- to work in the area, according to her family.

Before heading up a hill to the heavily wooded campsite, Mattice sent her mother a text message.

"She said, 'I’m at the bottom of the hill. Goodnight and I love you,'" Wendy Mattice told FoxNews.com last week. That was the last known communication from the young woman.

Sources close to the case had previously told FoxNews.com that the woman's cellphone, purse and car were found at the campsite when Mattice's father showed up to check on her.

When reached by phone Wednesday morning, a family member referred all questions to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

According to local station NewsChannel 13, a family friend said Mattice talked about being kidnapped and held against her will. The family friend, whom the station did not identify, reportedly said Mattice escaped by jumping from a car.

A spokesman for the The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office was not immediately available to answer questions Wednesday morning.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/06/missing-new-york-woman-rachael-mattice-found-alive.html



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Why do you think it's strange?

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Something just seems fishy regarding her kidnapping story. In the article above she said she jumped out of a car to escape. Now in this article it says she was dropped off near her mom's home. Really? A kidnapper brings you back home? I could be wrong, but I think she just "ran away" for some reason.

Rachael Mattice, missing for 2 weeks, has been found alive

CBS6 Albany | July 6, 2016

MAYFIELD - Rachael Mattice, 24, has been found alive according to Sheriff Karl Abrams with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and family members.

In a statement, Sheriff Abrams said, "In the early morning hours Rachael Lynn Mattice returned to her Johnstown address after being gone for approximately 2 weeks. She is currently being medicaly evaluated at a local hospital. She appears to be in good condition. There is still currently an active investigation on going."

The Sheriff also confirmed with CBS6 that Mattice has been cleared from the hospital and State Police are investigating.

Mattice was reported missing on June 24th by her father after he got to their family camp in Wells and found Rachael's car, but no sign of his daughter.

During a 1:00 pm press conference, officials say that Mattice indicated that she was held against her will for the last two weeks. Police say she was was dropped off close to her mother's home.

Captain Robert Patnaude says they followed up on over 300 leads. Police say the public should maintain safety practices, including locking your doors.

http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/local/missing-fulton-county-woman-found-alive



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Well, these are not confirmed facts yet. They will check everything. But actually I thought, if she had been kidnapped, she would not come back again. Alive at least. It would be sad, but I guess that happens more often when people disappear. So I agree with you, it's strange.

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Sketch released of suspect who allegedly held NY woman against her will

Fox News | July 12, 2016

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The sketch of a man Mattice claims held her against her will. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators in upstate New York Tuesday released a sketch of a bearded suspect accused of holding a 24-year-old woman against her will for two weeks, leading her family to reach out to singer Shania Twain for help.

Rachael Mattice returned to her family's home in Johnstown last week, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reported. Doctors evaluated her at a local hospital, where she was found in good health.

Mattice had last been seen June 22 as she headed for the family's Adirondack camp in Wells, where she worked as a home health care aide. Her disappearance sparked an intense search involving helicopters and dogs.

Shania Twain, the woman's idol, soon tweeted that police were on the case, asking people who may have had information to contact investigators.

Mattice's mother, Wendy, told FoxNews.com her daughter texted her "Goodnight and I love you" shortly before she disappeared.

Investigators said the suspect was a white man in his mid-to-late 50s who weighed 200-250 pounds. They said he had a long beard, grey hair and brown eyes, and was approximately 6 feet tall.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue T-shirt and jeans, and may have been a smoker.

The sheriff's office asked for anybody who saw suspicious activity early in the morning on July 6 -- the day Mattice returned home -- to step forward.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/12/sketch-released-suspect-who-allegedly-held-ny-woman-against-her-will.html



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What a weird story!!! Steve



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5 Celine Dion collaborations that need to happen

HELLO! Canada | July 19, 2016

Now that Celine has announced the release date of her French-language album Encore un soir, excitement is building for her next English album.

The singer has been tight-lipped about the project, but did reveal that Pink wrote a stunning song for her called "Recovering."

The powerful collaboration has us dreaming up other stars that we'd love to see the Canadian create beautiful music with. Click through to see who made the list!

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It's hard to believe that Shania and Celine have never worked together. Being that they are two of Canada's biggest stars of all time, it seems only natural that they should join forces to make some beautiful music.

We predict that with the Timmins native's songwriting ability and Celine's powerhouse vocals, the Canadian duo could create the ultimate love song.

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If I'm not mistaken, From This Moment On was written for Celine but then Shania recorded it.

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As I remember Shania said she had thought of somebody like Celine to record it but not necessarily it should have been her.

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They did 'work together'... it was awhile ago...in 2000...

"If Walls Could Talk" is a song by Celine Dion, which was intended as the final single from her greatest hits album All the Way... A Decade of Song.
"If Walls Could Talk" was written and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, best known for his multplatinum recordings with Shania Twain, who sang backing vocals on this track...



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They did 'work together' also in 2002.

The single "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" from Céline's album A New Day Has Come was written and produced by "Mutt" Lange, Shania sang backing vocals.



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I knew she was making this whole thing up. She looks like a nutcase in her mugshot! LOL!

State Police say Rachael Mattice made up abduction

Adirondack-area search for 24-year-old cost "deep into the six figures"

By Wendy Liberatore | Times Union | July 23, 2016

Rachael Lynn Mattice is charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor for claiming she was abducted in the Adirondacks, State Police said on July 23, 2016. (State Police photo)
Rachael Lynn Mattice is charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor for claiming she was abducted in the Adirondacks, State Police said on July 23, 2016. (State Police photo)

The 24-year-old woman who claimed to be abducted by a bearded man and held in a shed for two weeks made the whole story up, State Police said at a press conference on Saturday.

Rachael Lynn Mattice of Johnstown surrendered in Mayfield and was charged with falsely reporting an abduction, a misdemeanor.

She could face a year in jail or a fine of $1,000 or both. At this time, no other charges are pending.

But Mattice's mother disputes the police version and says she believes her daughter.

The search for Mattice began on June 22 in the Hamilton County community of Wells, where the family had a camp, and ended when she returned home on July 6.

The search for her in the Adirondacks, which involved a 130 police offices, rangers and volunteers, cost "deep in the six figures," State Police Maj. William Keeler said. "That money is lost. We can not recover it."

On June 29, a friend of Mattice contacted country singer Shania Twain on Instagram asking for help finding her.

"You are Rachaels favorite country artist. She absolutely adores you. Her parents use to call her Shania when she was little because she would sing your music all the time. She had every tape, cd, knows every lyric to every song," she wrote in the caption, according to the Huffington Post. "I'm reaching out to you in hopes that you can make one of Rachael's dreams come true by sending a message out to her."

Twain responded with several tweets attempting to help:

During the search over rugged terrain, the State Police as well as the sheriffs' offices from Hamilton and Fulton counties followed up on 400 leads.

When Mattice returned home, she described her abductor as a white man in his late 50s with gray hair, a full beard and smelling like cigarettes. A composite sketched was released.

"The man in the sketch does not exist," Keeler said.

Mattice also said she was blindfolded and continually assaulted throughout the two weeks.

While police would not say what she was doing during her disappearance or why she left the family camp, they had their suspicions about her story early on. For one thing, when she returned home in Johnstown, she was examined at the Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville where she was deemed to be in unharmed by the alleged ordeal.

Despite the charge, Mattice has not changed her story and still says she was abducted.

Mattice's mother, Wendy Mattice, said she stands with her daughter.

"I don't believe she made the story up," said her mother. "When she was dropped off at home, she ran to the house. I wish I had a camera to show you what she looked like. She looked like hell. She lost 10 pounds. The whole thing pisses me off because we don't have the money to fight this. But I will stick with my daughter until my grave. There is someone out there watching my daughter. The police will be sorry when someone else is kidnapped."

Soon after her return home, Mattice's family hired an attorney, whose name has not been disclosed.

Police, asked during a press conference about allegations Rachael Mattice stole from an employer in Hamilton County, said a theft charge is under investigation. They did not provide details.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/State-Police-say-Rachael-Mattice-made-up-abduction-8404789.php



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I've been watching a show called "Greatest Hits" the last few weeks on ABC. They started from 1980-1985 and last night was 2000-2005. I have enjoyed it for the most part.

I had two highlights from last night's show. The first was Little Big Town singing Alicia Keys song "Fallen". They did a fabulous job with it. But, what I waited for was one of the hosts Kelsea Ballerini to sing. She is one of the new talents I am not all that familiar with, but she is good. It wasn't particularly about the time period for last night. She wanted to sing a medley of songs of performers she admired growing up. They were Shania, Train, and Britney. I am attaching it in case you want to watch if you did not know about it before.

http://partners.abc.com/kelsea-ballerini-medley-i-feel-like-a-woman-hit-me-baby-one-more-time-this-love

 

I thought it was surprisingly good. It is about the first 1:30 of the video


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Flashback: See Shania Twain, Willie Nelson Sing 'Blue Eyes Crying'

Nineties country queen shared the stage with the outlaw during a 2003 tribute to Nelson

By Stephen L. Betts | Rolling Stone | August 25, 2016


Shania Twain performed "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" at a tribute to Willie Nelson in 2003.

In 2003, American icon Willie Nelson was the centerpiece of an all-star 70th birthday tribute with performances from Kenny Chesney, Shelby Lynne, Steven Tyler, Eric

Clapton, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Leon Russell, Paul Simon, Wyclef Jean and more. Captured for a CD/DVD set called Live & Kickin': Willie Nelson and Friends, the event was taped at New York's Beacon Theatre and features some of Nelson's most legendary compositions, including "Crazy" and "Night Life," along with songs by other writers.

One tune heard during the USA Network special, falling into the latter category, was "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," a song penned by songwriter-publisher Fred Rose in the Forties and previously performed by Hank Williams and Roy Acuff. Three decades later, the mournful ballad would become a signature tune for Nelson when he recorded it for his 1975 concept LP, Red Headed Stranger.

Introduced by Nelson's longtime friend (and fellow songwriting legend) Kris Kristofferson, one of the most affecting performances of the special was country-pop superstar Shania Twain's rendition of "Blue Eyes," which the casually attired Canadian – in jeans, a cap and Willie T-shirt – performed while seated next to Nelson, who was standing and playing Trigger, his trusty vintage guitar. In addition to his distinctive jazz-inspired picking, Nelson adds harmony vocals to Twain's reverent and expressive performance of the song, which became his first Number One country hit as an artist in October 1975.

Twain, who will celebrate her 51st birthday on August 28th, was riding high on the country and pop charts at the time this special was recorded. Up!, her fourth studio LP and third consecutive album to sell more than 10 million copies, was her first to be released in three separate versions for the pop, country and world-music markets. As a bonus during the TV taping, Twain and Nelson teamed for an exuberant performance of one of the singles from Up!, "Forever and for Always," which (minus Nelson's contributions) would go on to become a huge crossover hit in the U.S., and a Top Ten single in Twain's native land, the U.K., Austria, Germany, Ireland and Romania. 

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Flashback: See Shania Twain and Billy Currington's Swinging Video

Featured on Twain's 'Greatest Hits,' "Party for Two" helped bring Currington to the masses

By Stephen L. Betts | Rolling Stone | September 27, 2016


Shania Twain and Billy Currington journeyed to London to shoot the video for "Party for Two."

Shania Twain's history of duet performances are unquestionably dwarfed by her sizable solo hits, yet her brief alliances with other singers on record have yielded some interesting results. In 2004, Twain released her first-ever Greatest Hits collection, adding three new tracks to the set, which included material from all but her 1993 self-titled debut. As had been the case with her previous LPs, an international version of the collection was compiled for the pop-heavy markets outside the U.S. and Canada.

With "Party for Two" – the video for which premiered today in 2004 – pegged as the first single from the album, the call-and-response vocals were recorded in two versions: a country take featuring Twain's Mercury Nashville labelmate Billy Currington, and a pop-friendly one with Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath. Currington was enjoying the success of his 2003 debut album, but still a year away from his first Number One single, "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right." Teaming with Twain raised Currington's profile considerably, even garnering the chiseled singer some added (ahem) exposure with a Playgirl magazine cover in early 2005.

When taking their "Party" to TV screens with a music video, Twain and Currington – and Twain and McGrath for that matter – hit the streets of west London's ritzy South Kensington neighborhood, where past residents included children's author Beatrix Potter, writer Virginia Woolf and British comedian Benny Hill. In the clip's opening shot, as Twain sashays down the street on her mobile phone, trying to entice Currington to join her sexy soiree, the rotunda of the iconic Royal Albert Hall can be spotted behind her. Once the celebration gets going, with Asian décor, lighting and their own personal waiter on call (played by British actor/writer/director Sebastian J. Brook), Twain and Currington cozily dance on a table before swinging together from a red rope tethered to a swaying chandelier. Not exactly what Roger Miller had in mind when he wrote "England Swings," but Twain managed to pull off the same feat in the nearly shot-for-shot version featuring McGrath.

"Party for Two" was Twain's 16th consecutive Top Ten country hit (and her last to date). It was also Top Ten in the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Demark and Germany and just missed the top spot in her native Canada. She and Currington performed the song (minus acrobatics) on the CMA Awards telecast in September 2004 and the duet was nominated for CMA Musical Event of the Year in 2005, losing to George Strait and Lee Ann Womack's "Good News, Bad News."

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From Rags to Riches: How Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain and More Singers Went From Undiscovered to Country Superstars

By Mike Vulpo | E! News | November 1, 2016 

It was the summer of 2004 when a young girl by the name of Carrie Underwood appeared in the same room as Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell for a special audition.

Wearing faded denim jeans and a pink tank top, the 21-year-old Oklahoma resident voiced her love for Martina McBride before singing Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me."  

"I have the ability to cluck like a chicken," she told the judges. "I just clucked my way to American Idol didn't I?"

As it turned out, it was the start of an amazing musical journey that would lead to Grammy wins, sold-out world tours and 5.8 million Twitter followers.

Carrie may be one of the best examples of a small-town girl who became a music superstar thanks to an unforgettable voice and natural talent. But like so many familiar faces in the industry today, life wasn't always glitz and glamour.

For Shania Twain, growing up in the wilderness of Ontario had its highs and lows. After her parents broke up when she was two, money became tight. As a result, the woman behind "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" started singing in bars at the age of 8 to earn extra income.

"[It was] overwhelming for any child to never know what to expect from one day to the next," Shania once shared with ABC News. "I would certainly never have humiliated myself enough to reach out and ask for help and say, You know, I'm hungry. Can I have that apple that you're not going to eat? I didn't have the courage to do that."

Shania's challenges only continued when her parents were killed in a car accident. 10 years later, the singer released her breakout album titled Come On Over that featured smash hits including "You're Still the One" and "That Don't Impress Me Much."

While trying to make it big, some artists took on ordinary jobs as they followed their dreams. Kellie Pickler was a fast-food worker at Sonic while Faith Hill and Martina McBride sold T-shirts.

And then there are artists like Darius Rucker and Miranda Lambert who turned their average childhoods into hit singles. Does "The House That Built Me" ring a bell?

Perhaps the biggest success story is the one and only Dolly Parton. Before being able to open a theme park and receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the singer was just a Tennessee resident living a simple life.

"We always made jokes and said we didn't even know we were poor till some smart aleck up and told us," Dolly once shared with Willie Geist on the Today show. "We didn't have any money, but we were rich in things that money don't buy. You know, like love and kindness and understanding."

As some would like to say: It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice. 

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Nick Jonas Shares His 5 Favorite Songs From 'Lifetime Crush' Shania Twain

By Billboard Staff | December 5, 2016 

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter Nick Jonas has called Shania Twain his first celebrity crush and thanks her for “breaking barriers of genre to allow other people to think outside the box and push the envelope.” Here, his favorite tracks by the woman he calls a “true inspiration.”

“Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)” 1997
This is the first Shania song I ever heard. I remember the country-pop feel of the song was unlike anything else out there at the time, and I became a lifelong fan in that moment.

“That Don’t Impress Me Much” 1997
Shania was always so incredible at making iconic visuals for her music, as well as being cutting-edge production-wise. This video and song are, in a word, legendary.

“Forever and for Always” 2003
This song has been a major source of inspiration to me melodically. Back in the day, my brothers and I would warm up to this with our band, getting our harmonies locked in before the show.

“I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” 2002
The production and vocal performance on this are next-level. My brothers and I covered this song in 2008. I played drums and sang my favorite part, the pre-chorus, so the rest of the time I could rock out.

“You’re Still the One” 1997
I got the chance to see Shania’s Vegas show, and when she performed this song onstage with a white horse at her side, it really sealed the deal for me: Shania Twain, lifetime crush.

​This article originally appeared in the Dec. 10 issue of Billboard. Billboard's Women In Music event takes place on Dec. 9 in New York City and airs on Lifetime Dec. 12.

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20 Country Music Albums Turning 20 in 2017 [PICTURES]

By Mike Thiel | Taste of Country | March 4, 2017

Has it really been 20 years since Shania Twain released her iconic Come on Over album? And a baby-faced Garth Brooks was first becoming a crossover sensation in 1997? How many of these 20 albums released 20 years ago do you still own, or listen to?

In 1997 Bill Clinton was president, cell phones were only for the rich and the New York Yankees were good. The year also produced albums from the hottest acts of the era such as Lonestar and Martina McBride, while country music’s future stars such as Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Trace Adkins were just warming up.

Flip through the photo gallery (link below) to learn about 20 country albums that are turning 20 years old in 2017. Besides revisiting the music, don’t forget to revisit the cover art featuring Alabama in some slick ’90s shades and an array of tucked-in cowboy shirts. Some of the artists managed to nail a timeless fashion even back then, but hey, we can’t all be Wynonna Judd and Tim McGraw.

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Shania Twain - Come On Over

Released November 4, 1997

Anyone who didn't know of Shania Twain after this album's release must have been living under a rock because, to date, this record has sold over 40 million copies. It debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart -- and stayed there, and stayed there, and stayed there, for 50 non-consecutive weeks; it also held its place in the Top 10 for 151 weeks. Songs such as "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" "From This Moment On," "You're Still the One," "That Don't Impress Me Much" and, of course, the title track all hail from this monumental album.

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In Advance of His Hard Rock Live Concert, Country Singer Billy Currington Reflects on His Hit-Filled Career

By Jeff Niesel | Cleveland Scene | March 16, 2017

After graduating from a Springfield, Ga. high school, Billy Currington moved to Nashville to pursue his hopes and dreams of a career as a country singer. He admits the change of scenery initially took some adjustment on his part.

“When I was getting ready to graduate from high school, I had made up my mind that that’s what I wanted to do,” he says in a recent phone interview from his Nashville home. “Nashville was the first place I had been outside of my hometown. Prior to that, I had really only spent time in small towns for most of my 18 years. When I went to Nashville, it was big to me and something different. I had to learn how to live in a city and meet people. It was a learning experience. It taught me how to communicate with other people and I had to learn to sing in a studio. I learned so much in the early years before I ever started making records.”

Currington, who performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Hard Rock Live, would have a huge hit with his 2003 self-titled debut, which yielded the singles “Walk a Little Straighter” and “I Got a Feelin’.”

But to hear him explain things, his association with country singer Shania Twain, who collaborated with him on her hit “Party for Two,” played an instrumental role in shaping his career. 

“I got a call from the guy running Mercury Records who said that Shania Twain and her husband Mutt Lange wanted to work with me on the song,” says Currington. “They sent me a copy and told me to let them know if I was interested. I wasn’t going to sit there and go ‘not interested.’ Within a week’s time of saying I was in, I was on a plane to hang out with them in Europe and record the song. While there, we also did the video. Everything went so fast, I barely had a chance to learn it. It became something that to me brought me more acclaim than my first two singles did. Shania was so huge at the time. Being connected to her name blew things up for me.”

Currington, who issued his latest studio effort, Summer Forever, in 2015, has churned out a slew of hits over the course of the past 20 years. His six studio albums have resulted in close to 20 Top 40 hits.

“I don’t feel pressure to continue to deliver hits,” he says. “I just go about it and do it naturally. I am careful to only record songs that I’ve sat and lived with for a while, not something I found that day or wrote quickly. I always feel like I try to take my time, whether it’s a couple of years or a few months to get to know if I really love the song. Only then will I record it.”

He says that as he started to assemble the songs for Summer Forever, he found a common theme.

“Some of them were happy songs about being around the ocean,” he says. “There was a song called ‘Summer Forever’ so maybe that helped with the direction of the album. It wasn’t like we said, ‘Let’s do a beach album.’ It just happened that those songs have a summery type feel.”

The album opens with the rousing “Don’t It,” a song that features a driving guitar riff as Currington references singing karaoke and drinking shots. As much as the album makes allusions to partying and having a good time, songs such as the moody “Wake Me Up” and the tender ballad “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” which, with its "hey-yeah" refrain, sounds like a cross between Train and the Lumineers, give the album some balance.

“That was a song that came about naturally,” Currington says of “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” “I didn’t set out to write a song that day. This guy was playing a guitar in the room I was in and that brought these lyrics out of my mouth. They just started falling out. I thought we should write it down because I didn’t know what I was saying. Before you know it, we had a whole song. It came out in a way that songs never have. I usually sit down and think about what direction I want to go in. I guess I must have been hurt and broken-hearted, and it finally came out in the song.”

Currington, who says he’s started to assemble tunes for his next studio release, admits that having a great deal of success so early in his career has been a “blessing.”

“Friends of mine had put their first albums out and never had hits,” he says. “We were there in the Top 10 from the start, and it’s not an easy thing to do. I think about it every day and every time I hear one of my songs on the radio. I know how hard it is."

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May 4, 2017 interview with music group New Found Glory...

Finally, we asked Chad if he could collaborate with any pop star who would it be and why, and his answer shocked us! “Shania Twain, for sure. I think we could write a really good Shania Twain song, with our kind of choruses and stuff, I would love to do a song with Shania.” Well Chad, we would love to see that happen and we hope you guys get your Shania Twain collab!

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Man! I feel like a cover: Sheer Mag covered Shania Twain at a wedding

Their version of ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ is every bit as glorious as you think it is.

DIY magazine | May 31, 2017

Philly bunch Sheer Mag recently announced that their debut album proper, ‘Need To Feel Your Love’, will be out this summer - three cheers all round!

In advance of its release, and being no strangers to the DIY house show circuit, they were recently performing at a wedding in North Carolina and in the process decided to bring out a version of Shania Twain’s 1997 county-rock crossover chart smash ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’. And it’s every bit as amazing as you think it is.

Straight from the recognisable opening melody, Sheer Mag put a bit of a bluesy, scuzzy spin on the tune and obviously got everyone up and dancing. Now where can we book Sheer Mag for a future wedding…?

Watch Sheer Mag cover ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ below.

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Norro Wilson, Nashville Songwriter and Producer, Dead at 79

Wilson wrote hits for George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Rich and produced LPs by Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney

By Stephen L. Betts | Rolling Stone | June 8, 2017


Songwriter and producer Norris "Norro" Wilson died in Nashville hospice care Thursday, June 8th. Frederick Breedon IV/Getty

Norro Wilson, a songwriter, producer and record executive who played a vital role in the careers of Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney and Reba McEntire and wrote songs for legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette, among others, died of heart failure in Nashville hospice care on Thursday, June 8th. He was 79.

Born Norris Wilson in Scottsville, Kentucky, he attended Western Kentucky State College (now Western Kentucky University) on a vocal scholarship and moved to Madison, Tennessee, outside Nashville after joining the Southlanders gospel quartet. He wrote for giant Acuff-Rose beginning in 1962 and then worked as a song-plugger for music publisher Al Gallico, pitching the company's songs to record producers along Music Row while also writing and co-writing tunes. 

In 1969, he co-wrote (with "Delta Dawn" tunesmith Alex Harvey) the David Houston hit, "Baby, Baby (I Know You're a Lady)," which logged four weeks atop the country chart. His greatest success as a songwriter followed when he co-penned (with producer Billy Sherrill) the 1974 Grammy-winning hit, "A Very Special Love Song," for Charlie Rich. The pair, along with Rory Bourke, had also written Rich's crossover smash, "The Most Beautiful Girl." Among the many songs he wrote or co-wrote are "A Picture of Me (Without You)," cut by George Jones and remade by Lorrie Morgan, and "The Door" and "The Battle" for Jones, as well as "He Loves Me All the Way" and "Another Lonely Song" for Wynette. With Tony Brown, Wilson co-produced the 1995 LP, One, which reunited the formerly married Jones and Wynette on record.

Wilson also recorded as a solo artist for several Nashville labels from the late Sixties to early Seventies, placing 10 singles on the chart, with the highest-peaking of them, "Do It to Someone You Love," reaching Number 20 in 1970. In 1975, he joined Warner Bros. Records, where he would eventually become the head of A&R. He would go on to produce or co-produce projects by Shania Twain (her 1993 debut), as well as Keith Whitley, John Anderson, Charley Pride, Chely Wright, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Sammy Kershaw and more. Wilson was celebrated in 2011 with inclusion in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's prestigious "Poets and Prophets" series. He is also an inductee into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

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Ashley Graham Channels Shania Twain on This Week's 'Lip Sync Battle'

By Alexandra Holterman | Billboard | June 26, 2017

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Ashley Graham Performs Shania Twain's “That Don’t Impress Me Much” on Lip Sync Battle. 

Ashley Graham performs Shania Twain's "That Don’t Impress Me Much” on this week’s episode of Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle, and let us just say: we’re impressed.

The model, dressed in a two-piece leopard print outfit reminiscent of Twain’s from her 1998 music video, gyrates to the music and even crawls on the stage floor, while mouthing the lyrics to the country-pop hit.

Watch below as audience members -- and co-host LL Cool J -- go wild for Graham’s performance:

Graham’s performance against actor Jermaine Fowler airs this Wednesday (June 28) after Orange is the New Black stars Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba square off. From the looks of Brooks’ dramatic rendition of Bon Jovi’s 1986 hit “Livin’ on a Prayer,” the competition between the two co-stars will be fierce.

The Brooks-Aduba and Graham-Fowler episode of Lip Sync Battle airs on Spike TV this Wednesday, at 10 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, respectively. 

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It looks like Shania is in London, England. According to Music-News.com, Shania attended the final day of this year's Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park music festival. Today's lineup was headlined by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Stevie Nicks also performed. Here is a picture of Shania and Stevie.

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Kelsea Ballerini Talks 'Legends', Says Shania Twain Is Her Idol

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Yeah I really like "Legends".

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Shania is still hanging out in London, England...

Wimbledon still the one for Twain

The Guardian | July 11, 2017

Wimbledon is full to the brim of celebrities enjoying freebies in exchange for publicising a brand so it was refreshing to hear that Shania Twain has been coming to Wimbledon for the past three days with her own tickets, which she actually paid for. A huge tennis enthusiast, Twain visited the British Tennis fan zone and signed autographs. “The court is my gym,” she said.

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The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

NPR | July 24, 2017

89. Shania Twain
Come On Over (Mercury Records, 1997)

Whether you love or hate today's mainstream country, you gotta give it up to Shania Twain for inventing its urbane sensibility and much of its forward-thinking sound. Her blend of country and pop, including big rock drums and dance-music synthesizers, revolutionized the genrebut only because her songs and delivery made those innovations feel right to country listeners. Instead of a nostalgically wistful cowboy in a turquoise belt buckle and ten-gallon hat, here was a modern woman in leopard skin prints and pumps she kicked off after a hard day conquering the workplace (which, in Twain's case, was the recording studioshe deserves credit as a true collaborator there with her then-husband, producer Robert "Mutt" Lange). Twain provided the worldview that made her and Lange's sonic innovations work in a tradition-minded genre. Her songs about equality in marriage (her "9 to 5" update "Honey, I'm Home"), femininity that was never passive ("Men's shirts, short skirts, oh, really go wild," she sang in "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!," perfecting the Southern gal-on-a-bender trope that persists throughout country to this day), and mutually satisfying sex ("If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!" she sang, lending her trademark positivity to the feminist idea of consent). With Come on Over, Twain's third album, she and Lange got her balance of home truths and forward thinking totally right and shipped 40 million copies worldwide, making this the best-selling country album of all time. Ann Powers (NPR Music)

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Haim covers Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much”: Watch

As part of the sisters' appearance on triple J Radio's Like a Version

By Alex Young | Consequence of Sound | July 27, 2017

As children of the 90’s, HAIM grew up to listening to Shania Twain on the radio. Today, the sisters still profess their fandom for Twain and recently debuted a cover of “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” during an event celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Some to Tell You. While in Australia recently, the sisters tackled another Twain classic, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”, as part of their appearance on triple J’s Like a Version. Watch the video above, and do note: If you want to date one of the Haim sisters, being a fan of Shania Twain is a prerequisite.

Twain herself is also gearing up to release a new album, Now, her first full-length record in 15 years. Perhaps she’ll return the favor and cover a HAIM song in the near future?

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The Whiskey Gentry Channel Female Country Legends in New “Dead Ringer” Video

By Remy Rendeiro | American Songwriter | August 2, 2017

Following the release of its third studio album Dead Ringer earlier this spring, Atlanta-based Americana outfit The Whiskey Gentry have shared a video for the bouncy, honky tonk-tinged title track.

The Matt Odom-directed feature draws a good-humored parallel to the song’s lyrics expressing the frustration of being compared to more successful musicians with frontwoman Lauren Staley Morrow portraying a variety of historic female country artists.

“‘Dead Ringer’ is a song I wrote when I was about to turn 30 and everyone kept asking me questions about what my life plans were – babies, careers, etc,” says Morrow. “We’d been working our butts off for years to make this band successful and people would be comparing me to other singers on the radio: the whole ‘do you know who you sound like?’ thing.” She continues, “For the video, our director Matt Odom thought we should poke fun of the line in that song that says ‘everybody says that I’m a dead ringer for the more famous girl on the radio,’ so we paid homage to all of the ‘more famous women” in country music, starting in the 1960s with Loretta Lynn and moving through the decades with 1970’s Dolly Parton, 1980’s Reba McIntyre, 1990’s Natalie Maines and Shania Twain. It’s all very tongue-in-cheek, and it was incredibly fun to get into costume and character to play these women I admire so much.”

The Whiskey Gentry recently performed in Nashville for a John Prine tribute show and will be on tour in the U.S. through the end of September.

Check out the video for “Dead Ringer” and The Whiskey Gentry’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Remy Rendeiro wrote:

She continues, “For the video, our director Matt Odom thought we should poke fun of the line in that song that says ‘everybody says that I’m a dead ringer for the more famous girl on the radio,’ so we paid homage to all of the ‘more famous women” in country music, starting in the 1960s with Loretta Lynn and moving through the decades with 1970’s Dolly Parton, 1980’s Reba McIntyre, 1990’s Natalie Maines and Shania Twain. It’s all very tongue-in-cheek, and it was incredibly fun to get into costume and character to play these women I admire so much.”


 I think the other video the band parodied was Faith Hill's This Kiss - not a Dixie Chicks video, right?



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Top 50 Country Love Songs of All Time

By Chuck Dauphin | Billboard | August 2, 2017 

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The 50 Best Country Love Songs Ever

Over the course of the genre’s history, country music has had more than its share of sweet, romantic moments. It seems that love songs have seemingly helped to define the careers of many of the format’s biggest stars, and perhaps created a handful of lovebird relationships along the way. We’ve gone back into the history books and picked out fifty of the top country love songs in the genre’s storied past.

This is – by no means – a definitive list. It’s likely that a song that may have a special place in your love story might not have made this list. In fact, it’s highly probable. However, these are some moments that are worth visiting time and again when trying to set the mood for a romantic moment!

8. Shania Twain - "You’re Still The One"

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The 11 Most Iconic Outfits in Shania Twain’s Music Videos

By Jill Menze | Paste | August 15, 2017

All hail the queen of modern country and her magnificent costumes! Shania Twain has graced us with some of the best hooks in pop-country and some of the most infamous looks in music video history. And as she readies the release of her fifth album Now, due out the Sept. 29., we can start to imagine the fashion choices her new songs will inspire. Until then, though, here’s a look back at her best (and worst) looks.

11. “Up!”
This is surely Shania’s most iconically bad ensemble. While chokers have, indeed, made a comeback, the one she wears here can’t cancel out her bedhead on steroids and the 100-pocketed cargo pants with heels. She’s channeling some serious Alanis Morissette vibes, which just reflects poorly on Canada. The video does also include her dog and an IRL Pinterest board of Shania’s milestones and memories, which sort of makes up for the fashion mishap.

10. “The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)”
Shania spends 97% of this video raising her arms and bending backwards in a sheer white flowing number in the Egyptian desert. It’s beautiful, thanks primarily to the stunning pyramids in the background, but boring, much like the song itself.

9. “Love Gets Me Every Time”
This video doubled as a behind-the-scenes peek at shooting the artwork for her album Come On Over, and the look can best be described as a seductive pose on top of what appears to be a skinned Elmo. It’s classically ‘90s in the best and worst ways (just check out that hair) and fittingly over-the-top for country’s style risk taker.

8. “I’m Gonna Getcha Good”
This video follows in the early-2000s futuristic traditions of Jessica Simpson and Janet Jackson but with, crucially, a lace bodysuit. It’s either brilliant or deplorable depending on your thoughts on Cher, but regardless, it’s unforgettable. Twain also sports an all-leather getup while riding a motorcycle and chasing low-budget robots, but, really, it’s all about the lace.

7. “You’ve Got a Way”
Surprisingly on-trend for 2017, Twain’s dress in this 1999 music video is not unlike a Unicorn Frappuccino. The rainbow of flowers and tulle is the stuff of fairy-obsessed six-year-old dreams on a grown adult woman and it’s terribly fabulous. Ironically, this look totally contradicts Julia Roberts’s girl-next-door style in Notting Hill (the song is included in the movie and clips of the movie appear in this music video, as well). In addition to this dress, Twain even sports a flower crown, the perennial go-to accessory for festival-goers.

6. “Forever and For Always”
Somehow with this look Twain appears both comfortable and confounding by donning a semi-backless sweater crop top that defies the laws of gravity. She pulls it off easy-breezy as she strolls along the beach to one of her lightest and loveliest songs. The video also traces a couple who meet as kids and stay together through old age. It’s a still-relatable sentiment as warm and fuzzy as the singer’s wonderful barely-hanging-on do.

5. “You’re Still the One”
Wait, we’re talking about the naked man taking off his towel, right?

4. “From This Moment On”
Twain’s most gorgeous ballad deserves the goddess-inspired treatment of this video. Dressed in a high-neck golden gown, slicked-back pony, flawless eye makeup and a bindi, she glides barefoot down an orchestra-flanked staircase to the epic conclusion of the song. The whole thing is even shot in what looks like a pre-Instagram Instagram filter. Truly breathtaking, this look is surely Shania’s sleekest.

3. “Any Man of Mine”
Sorry, Britney and Justin, but no one did denim-on-denim better than early Shania. This outfit is classic farm-girl-next-door, complete with cowboy hats, chaps and a few horse kisses for good measure. This was among Twain’s first introductions to country superstardom and remains one of the most legendary video looks from the genre.

2. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
Let’s go, girls! Twain flips gender stereotypes by donning menswear (that trench coat!) in front of some dead-eyed mega-hunks who don’t have the slightest clue how to play guitar in this Robert Palmer-riffing video. Gender-fluid fashion is again a hot topic at the moment, but she tackled the subject with fun and flair almost 20 years earlier.

1. “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
This has got to be Twain’s most iconic look: She’s carrying a leopard-print hatbox, for goodness’ sake, while also donning a leopard print two-piece, leopard print hooded jacket, and leopard print gloves and boots. In this video we find our animal-printed heroine hitchhiking through the desert and turning down a slew of self-absorbed men offering their “help” (if you call dumping a canteen of water over your head in slow motion assistance). It’s a bold and memorable ensemble that matches Twain’s bold and empowering kiss-off of a song.

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Investigating Shania Twain and Nick Jonas' Unlikely Friendship On and Off Stage

By Mike Vulpo | E! News | August 28, 2017

Okay, so you're Shania Twain? That does impress Nick Jonas very much.

While she may be a country music superstar and he may be a boy band alum, one thing has become crystal clear in recent years.

Nick is truly one of Shania's biggest fans.

As the woman behind huge hits like "You're Still the One," "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" and countless others celebrates her birthday today, we decided it was the perfect time to acknowledge a friendship some may not have expected. Everyone, however, can totally get on board.

Last year, Nick sat down with Billboard to sing his praises for a woman he calls a "true inspiration."

According to Nick, the love for Shania began when he heard "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" in 1997.

"This is the first Shania song I ever heard," he shared with the publication. "I remember the country-pop feel of the song was unlike anything else out there at the time, and I became a lifelong fan in that moment."

When Nick found himself on some pretty big stages with the Jonas Brothers, the band would warm up to "Forever and for Always." And in 2008, Nick and his brothers jumped at the chance to cover "I'm Gonna Getcha Good."

What truly sealed the deal, however, is when Nick headed to Las Vegas to see Shania perform. "When she performed ['You're Still the One'] onstage with a white horse at her side, it really sealed the deal for me," he confessed. "Shania Twain, lifetime crush."

Imagine the thrill then when Nick was able to present Shania an award at Billboard's Women in Music event this past December in New York City.

"That moment your lifelong crush knows you exist…#StillTheOne," Nick wrote on Instagram with a photo from the special moment. Shania added, "@nickjonas—such a pleasure to accept the @billboard honour from you. Excited to see your Shania cover band anytime! #womeninmusic."

Perhaps the interaction could get any Shania fan to feel a little—shall we say—jealous?

But life was about to get extra good at the 2017 Stagecoach Festival when Shania was headlining night two of the three-day festival.

During her set, the country singer surprised the crowd when she invited Nick on stage for a duet of "Party for Two."

"That moment one of your all-time favorite artists (and new friend) @shaniatwain introduces you to the #stagecoach2017 crowd 70k strong," Nick wrote after the unforgettable opportunity. "@ShaniaTwain dream come true."

As Shania celebrates her birthday, the Grammy winner has lots to look forward to. In addition to her latest album NOW coming out September 29, the singer recently announced the 2018 NOW tour.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off May 3, 2018 in Washington and runs through the summer including a grand finale in Las Vegas on August 4, 2018. Will Nick be in attendance for one or more of the shows? Unless there are some "Champagne Problems," we think yes is a safe bet.

"So excited for this! I've had the chance to listen to this album already and it is [lit]," Nick shared on Twitter while supporting NOW. "As a fan and a friend I'm so happy for you @ShaniaTwain."

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Shania attended Niall Horan's #SpotifyFansFirst concert last night (9/21) at Troubadour in Los Angeles.

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SHANIA Twain’s big butt has her feeling like a woman!

The Canadian star, whose comeback album Now drops next week, says she’s embracing fellow singers with big bums because she reckons she has a large booty herself.

Shania said: “It’s actually fashionable to have a bigger butt now.

“I remember feeling like, ‘I cannot get my butt into these pants!’” I’m not gonna lie – that peachy backside doesn’t Impress Me Much. It’s not a patch on Nicki Minaj’s!

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No. 8: Shania Twain - Country's Most Powerful Women

Taste of Country | September 23, 2017

Shania Twain is one of the watershed artists in contemporary country music, male or female. Her vast influence makes her an easy choice for the list of country music’s most powerful women of all time.

Twain’s story has become the stuff of legend over the years. She aspired to a career as a country singer from a very young age and began performing in bars and clubs in her native Canada before she was out of her teens, but her parents’ deaths in a car accident forced her to stay in Canada to raise her younger siblings, which she did by finding work as a singer in a resort.

Twain moved to Nashville after her siblings grew up and moved out, and she caught the attention of Mercury Records. The label released her self-titled debut album in 1993, but it was slow going at first for Twain; the album peaked at No. 67 and barely made a ripple.

But it attracted the attention of powerhouse rock producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who offered to write new songs with Twain and produce her next efforts. After meeting at Fan Fair in 1993, the two not only began collaborating, but dating. They married in December of that year and Twain’s second album, 1995’s The Woman in Me, signified a major shift in direction, turning musically toward a brand-new style of pop country and re-imaging Twain as the ultimate modern independent female.

Twain scored her first hit with “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,” the album’s first single, and followed up with “Any Man of Mine” which gave her her first No. 1 hit. She also scored with “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!,” “You Win My Love” and “No One Needs to Know,” launching her as one of music’s hottest stars across genres.

Twain followed up with 1997’s Come On Over, which extended Twain’s reach internationally, scoring multi-genre success and launching her as a global pop superstar. “Honey, I’m Home,” “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” “You’re Still the One,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “From This Moment On” are among the 12 songs that were released as singles over a two-year chart run that ultimately sold 40 million copies of the album worldwide, making Come On Over the best-selling album by any female artist of all time.

She scored another massive international success with Up! in 2002, selling 11 million copies in the U.S. alone on the strength of hit singles including “Forever and for Always” and “I’m Gonna Getcha Good.” Twain followed that success by a break of nearly 15 years in which she divorced, raised her son, re-married and battled vocal problems. But she is set to release a new album, Now, in 2017, to be followed by a tour in 2018, ensuring her legacy to even more generations of fans.

Twain was also named both the CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1999, and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2003. She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in 2011, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that same year. Even if Twain had never released another album after Up!, her position as one of country music’s most powerful and influential female artists is long since assured.

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How Shania Twain Empowered an Unlikely Group of Female Artists

Lindi Ortega, Caitlin Rose and other progressive singer-songwriters reflect on how the superstar helped shape their identity

By Marissa R. Moss | Rolling Stone | October 12, 2017 

It might be a surprise to some that, 15 years after releasing her last record, Shania Twain was able to beat out Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato for the coveted spot atop the all-genre Billboard 200 with her new LP Now. To others, it was evidence that Twain's role as rule-breaker and rule-maker in an evolving country climate hasn't waned; and that, in the world of popular music, youth isn't the only serviceable commodity.

It what she meant, and still symbolizes, for a new generation of artists – including Lindi Ortega, Caitlin Rose, Caroline Spence, Kalie Shorr and Michael Anne – was something different. In Twain's era – one that bred Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill and Reba – women weren't an uncommon sight in the upper echelon of the country radio chart. But what was absent was a woman who was fearless when it came to lyrical content, and who could embrace both love and independence; monogamy and carnal impulses; strength and softness. All in a way that was packaged for the mainstream.

"Reba's brand was 'somebody should leave,' Trisha's was a little 'please don't leave' and Faith had 'no one would ever leave me, obviously,'" says Rose, "but Shania's brand was, 'I will take no sh*t and all of your money, thanks!' and it worked. Nobody stepped on Shania, especially not the men in her songs."

Much has changed since the Canadian-born Twain first made her entrance, ready to prove that lineage didn't really matter when it came to power and prowess on Music Row. In 1995, that moment was "Any Man of Mine," which hit Number One on the country charts and burst through to the Billboard Hot 100, without the help of a Nelly-provided rap refrain or American Idol alumnistatus to shatter the pop ceiling. Layering a commanding fiddle undercurrent to producer and co-writer Mutt Lange's mad-genius mix of Def Leppard vamps and her smartly twanged power vocals, the song broke boundaries not because it was inherently designed to do so – but because its sticky, melodic chorus was enough to make even the most diehard city-slicker contemplate buying a pair of Wranglers. Deep in the South, it prompted a generation of kids raised on Hank Williams to consider the genre of their birthright as more dimensional than they once thought: pop hooks, y'all.

While one of country's most common cult complaints is to bemoan its genre dissolution (hello, Midland's authenticity debate), Twain represented a period where transition was celebrated, and she used that platform to shake convention thematically too. Taking the reins from the outlaw rebels and Countrypolitan crooners, she co-wrote her own songs and molded her image, drawing more lines to Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton than history first gave her credit for. Twain gets plenty of credit for her groundbreaking success – 1997's Come on Over is the biggest-selling album by a female of all-time (over 40 million copies worldwide) and its sonic pattern was a blueprint for future Taylor Swifts – but she isn't always recognized for how she disrupted gender role convention and redefined the woman on country radio as much more complex than just homemaker or home-wrecker. "Shania was a catalyst for change and she was trendsetter," says Ortega.

Twain's lyrics were empowering, but they also took ownership. Listen to "Any Man of Mine": in title, it sounds innocuous enough, but this isn't some casual ode to a for-better-or-worse partner. Instead, she's laying out the rules for anyone eager to court her attention – taking, as Rose put it, no sh*t from anyone. In the song's video, she's roping horses and hopping into a pick-up truck, motifs usually found in today's waning bro-country playground – but here, Twain was driving. She represented the complexity of a woman not always afforded in mainstream country – just because she had the upper hand didn't mean she couldn't offer a gentle touch, too.

"Shania's brand was, 'I will take no sh*t and all of your money, thanks!'" - Caitlin Rose

"She was vulnerable and got hurt and was a 'fool for love,' but at the same time she was strong and stated what she wanted, what she expected, what she would or wouldn't take," says Michaela Anne. "It felt fierce while tender and honest. She was unapologetically sexy, but also fun and assertive. Culturally, I think we've generally had a hard time seeing women as multi-dimensional, complex, diverse beings. When I think back to the impression she left on me at the vital age of 13 when I loved her the most, it was that: that we as women could be all of it."

Many of Twain's songs, while sonically diverse, did just that by following the Loretta tradition of lacing an aggressive narrative in deceptively sweet (or in Twain's case, catchy) ribbons: "Honey, I'm Home" flips the housewife on its head, with a tired working woman demanding care – and an, ahem, "bone" – from her doting husband; "I'm Not in the Mood (to Say No!)" is about not being afraid to do something (or someone, really); and her iconic video for "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" played with her freedom to be both stereotypically male and indulgently female, telling the story through a Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love"- esque theme where she both flirts with androgyny and cleavage-bearing ball gowns.

"The memory of dancing around to a tape of 'Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under' at a second-grade sleepover is among the earliest I have of testing out my own variety of 'girl power,'" says Rose about Twain's hit from The Woman in Me. "It was OK to be sassy with Shania even if you weren't that kind of girl."

Indeed, Spence recalls that Come On Over, Twain's third record, was the first album she bought with her own money. "When I would sing along to 'That Don't Impress Me Much,' I felt like I deserved the world and nothing else would do," she says. "When I would sing along to 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman!' I felt empowered and proud. She gave us anthems for the right kinds of things: feeling good about yourself, wanting to surround yourself with people who weren't superficial, standing up for yourself. She made me feel wise beyond my years."

For Shorr, who has tackled the unjust climate for women onthe country charts in her own writing, Twain was and is a "feminist icon." "In the country genre, owning the label 'sex symbol' has always been a little bit off-limits. Shania not only owned it but pioneered it; and opened doors for other women to do it too," she says. "She created a brand that was sexy but never compromising, powerful but still feminine, and vulnerable but never weak. Now, she's still proud of all those sides of her and even more multidimensional and honest than she was in the Nineties. Hearing Shania's raw unfiltered attitude in her songs as a young girl made me more confident to show those sides of myself in my own music as an artist 15 years later."

These messages of empowerment reached far beyond gender – Brandon Stansell, an openly gay country artist, found her to represent a sort of freedom to lead with individuality, not convention. "For the first time in my life, I got to see someone successfully pursuing country music without having to remain within the confines of what people expected of a country music singer. I know that story – that’s my story," he says.

Decades since her debut, Twain's story is still evolving – and Now is a tale of a woman in progress. She's vulnerable and hurt, but as empowered as ever, turning turmoil, pain and the drag of aging into a wisdom that drives her forward. Artists like Ortega, Rose, Spence, Shorr, Stansell and Anne, along with scores of others, from Margo Price and Little Bandit to Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert, are doing the same. 

They may not sound like Twain, but they don't sound like anyone else either, singing of complex characters that might not fit into the box at the top of Billboard's Country Airplay chart. But that don't impress them much, anyway. 

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/how-shania-twain-empowered-an-unlikely-group-of-artists-w508626



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Kelsea Ballerini Talks About Shania Twain Singing "Peter Pan"

Kelsea Ballerini talks about how Shania Twain has not only influenced her, but all women in country music. Listen to what happened when Kelsea met Shania for the very first time.



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