Shania Twain Gushes Over Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles & More on 'Home Now Radio'
By Rania Aniftos
October 7, 2020
Shania Twain returned to Apple Music Country on Wednesday (Oct. 7) with a new episode of her Home Now Radio show.
While Twain is best known as a singer, she has dipped her toes in the acting world with roles in films like I Still Believe, which arrived in March 2020. Throughout the show's new installment, the star spotlighted a number of other singers turned actors and actors turned singers.
Twain called Lady Gaga "the most unique, I think, music talents of this generation," before pondering, I wonder what kind of dream she has at night. She does so many unusual, remarkable, artistic, unexpected things in her videos, in her live performances, her art direction, her fashion. One thing that stays consistent though, is her voice."
She went on to mention Gaga's role in A Star Is Born. "Then she gets an acting role, starring role, in what would be a huge success, not only as an actress, but as a singer songwriter," she said. "A Star Is Born was a huge box office hit and Lady Gaga won the Oscar for best original song for 'Shallow.' This is a classic. This song will be around in generations to come. No doubt."
Twain also mentioned Miley Cyrus, who was known as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series of the same name before she shifted into global superstardom.
"I've known her dad from the very beginning when we were both first starting out as newly signed recording artists in Nashville," the star said of Cyrus' father, Billy Ray. "He ended up having a giant hit, I think I use that word giant a lot, anyway, he had a monster hit right out of the box, “Achy Breaky Heart,” and I always flash back to Billy Ray Cyrus walking into a record label party of just artists on the label. And he walked in with this beautiful, tall slender, big blue eyed beauty. And during that night he said that they were pregnant. Anyway, to make a long story short, I can't believe that this little girl who just came out of nowhere, to watch somebody grow to something so great. All of a sudden, here she is. I mean, it's not all of a sudden. Miley works very hard, it's been a long, long road of hard work and great acting and creativity and becoming a beautiful singer. "
Twain also gushed over a few male singers, including Nick Jonas and Harry Styles. Jonas, who introduced Twain at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music ceremony when she received the Icon Award, is "such a sweetie."
"Let me just sort of like rhyme off all of his multi-talents: songwriter, singer, actor, television star, coach on The Voice, popular member of a music group with his two brothers, and the thing I like most about this guy, though, I have to say is that he's my friend."
On Styles, Twain couldn't help but "brag a little bit," because "Harry Styles is a fan of mine."
"His mother is a big fan and he's one of these people that grew up listening to my music, like it or not, as a kid in the car, captive audience for mum and has remained a fan to this day," she continued. "Thank you for that, Harry. So I really enjoy following Harry Styles' career. It is just very diverse, versatile."
After discussing Styles' successful solo career and role in films like Dunkirk, Twain said, "I'm going to get all giddy right now, listening to Harry Styles. I mean, he's just got the most adorable choke in his voice in his vocal style."
Listen to the full show below, in which Twain also talks about Janelle Monae, Justin Timberlake and more.