Shania Twain debuts 'Life’s About To Get Good' in comeback set at Stagecoach 2017
The Desert Sun
By Kristin Scharkey
April 29, 2017
Shania Twain fans have been waiting 15 years for new music. Tonight, they wait no more.
Country music's best-selling female artist played her new song, "Life's About To Get Good," about an hour into her Saturday night set at Stagecoach.
"I wrote this specific song about the good and bad in life and how important it is to have both," the headliner said. "We got to take the good with the bad, right? No pain, no gain."
The song is expected to hit the radio in June and be part of a new album in September — her first since the release of "Up!" in 2002.
"It took me so long to be strong / but I'm alive and I hold on," she sang.
Twain opened the night with a bang, rising from beneath a double-sided staircase to open the set with "Rock This Country."
A backdrop of a pink house changed to highway and city scenes as the singer, wearing a black fringe crop top and back lace pants, danced across the platform. At the end of the song, Twain raised both hands in the air before launching into "Honey, I'm Home" and "You Win My Love."
"This is the party of the year for me," she said. "I don't get out much actually. I've been very busy in the studio making new music, being a mom, being a wife, all these other hats, so this is like my party night."
"It's kinda dusty around here on these grounds, so let's kick up some dust," she added before singing "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?, "I Ain't No Quitter," and "Love Gets Me Every Time."
Twain was light and spontaneous, laughing numerous times while singing and talking to the crowds. "I hate that you're so far away," she said before grabbing a necklace from a fan and asking for some "girl help" on "Don't Be Stupid." She then walked down and handed the microphone off to various front-row fans through the song.
She then announced a "very special moment" in the show before bringing out Kelsea Ballerini for "Any Man of Mine."
"I really admire her talent, she is an incredible singer-songwriter," Twain said of Ballerini, who donned a sparkly black jumpsuit.
Fans were delighted later in the set when Twain brought out yet another special guest, Nick Jonas, who helped her sing "Party For Two."
"Shania Twain is the reason I'm in music today," Jonas said as he headed off stage.
Twain sang the title tracks of her 1997 album "Come On Over" and 2002 release "Up!" laughing when she briefly forgot the words to the former. ln between, she sat down with an acoustic guitar and played "No One Needs To Know," which she said she wrote long before recording her first album, and also sang "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
She then told the crowd they were going to get "a little reflective," before thanking fans for her first Stagecoach experience.
"I've learned through life so far that we have to just keep creating beautiful memories," she said. "I hope you remember this and take it with you."
"All of you that are in love," she added, "This is for you."
She then sang two of her most iconic love ballads "From This Moment On" and "You're Still the One."
Later in the set, she amped up the volume with "Don't Impress Me Much" and "I'm Outta Here" before lamenting that the night was coming to an end. To say goodbye, she told fans she'd never leave without playing "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"
Man, she is ready for a comeback.