Shania Twain takes a bold step as her own woman in the studio

Rare Country
By Hunter Kelly
October 21, 2016

Shania Twain stepped back into the spotlight at the CMT Artists of the Year event, where she was named 2016’s Artist of a Lifetime. Her three biggest albums — “The Woman in Me,” “Come on Over” and “Up” — have sold millions of millions of copies around the world, but she had her ex-husband, producer Mutt Lange, by her side for those projects. This time, she’s got the final say on what the lyrics say and how the music sounds.

Says Shania, “I’ve had to learn a lot about independence on this album. It’s been a lot of hard work, but the most fun hard work I think I’ve ever done so far.”

While we’ve got our fingers crossed for some fun, uptempo moments from Shania, fans should be prepared for a variety of styles to show up on the project.

“Well, this album is more diverse than any other album I’ve ever done,” Shania says. “Not that I’ve done a ton of albums, but it’s the most diverse of the albums I’ve done. There’s a lot of variety there, but what I’ve learned about myself is as the songwriter of all the songs, the emotions and the voice ties it all together as one artist.”

There’s no word on when Shania might be releasing her new music, but you can bide your time by picking up all four of Shania’s studio albums, which were just released on vinyl for the first time ever.