Shania Twain performs at the TD Garden, July 11, 2018, in Boston, during her Shania Now Tour. (Robert E. Klein/Invision/AP)

Shania Twain hosts the CCMA’s

Share

Shania Twain is hosting the Canadian Country Music Awards Sunday night in Hamilton, Ontario.

The Queen of Country Music, Twain is still the top-selling female country artist of all time.

It’s now 25 years since the release of her debut, self-titled album, Shania,

Twain is also the recipient of this year’s CCMA Generation Award, which goes to the artists who’ve taken Canada’s country music to new audiences around the world.

Born in Winsdor, Ontario as Eileen Edwards, she grew up in Timmins, Ontario, following her mother’s divorce.

Twain was her step-father’s name and she took Shania in keeping with her affinity for his Ojibway heritage.

“A lot of kids play with dolls and I played with words and sounds”

From 1993 to 2003, Shania Twain lived her dream, winning five Grammy Awards, and 13 Junos, Canada’s annual music awards.

She topped charts year after year and took country music into pop categories and toured globally, opening doors for the many artists that followed.

Shania Twain makes her entrance on horseback at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, 2012, to begin a two-year residency at the Colosseum with her show “Shania: Still the One” (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Her life was never easy. Like an old country tune, her best friend stole her man, and the betrayal was devastating. But Shania Twain has always prevailed.

Her childhood was harrowing, as she revealed candidly in her autobiography. From this Moment On.

Her parents often fought violently and Shania knew hunger and abuse, both physical and sexual.

She said in an interview, with The Guardian newspaper’s Simon Hattenstone, that as child she wrote songs in an effort to escape.

“When you’re hungry, you can’t do anything about it but distract yourself from the hunger. And it really works. It’s therapeutic. A lot of kids play with dolls and I played with words and sounds.”

For a time Shania Twain lost her gift and could not sing, but last year she came back into the spotlight with her first solo album in 15 years, called Now.

The tour continues and on September 19th she begins the U.K. Ireland and European shows, with Australia and New Zealand to follow in November and December.

Share
Posted in

Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

@*@ Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 characters available

Note: By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that Radio Canada International has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Radio Canada International does not endorse any of the views posted. Your comments will be pre-moderated and published if they meet netiquette guidelines.

Netiquette »

When you express your personal opinion in an online forum, you must be as courteous as if you were speaking with someone face-to-face. Insults and personal attacks will not be tolerated. To disagree with an opinion, an idea or an event is one thing, but to show disrespect for other people is quite another. Great minds don’t always think alike—and that’s precisely what makes online dialogue so interesting and valuable.

Netiquette is the set of rules of conduct governing how you should behave when communicating via the Internet. Before you post a message to a blog or forum, it’s important to read and understand these rules. Otherwise, you may be banned from posting.

  1. RCInet.ca’s online forums are not anonymous. Users must register, and give their full name and place of residence, which are displayed alongside each of their comments. RCInet.ca reserves the right not to publish comments if there is any doubt as to the identity of their author.
  2. Assuming the identity of another person with intent to mislead or cause harm is a serious infraction that may result in the offender being banned.
  3. RCInet.ca’s online forums are open to everyone, without regard to age, ethnic origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
  4. Comments that are defamatory, hateful, racist, xenophobic, sexist, or that disparage an ethnic origin, religious affiliation or age group will not be published.
  5. In online speak, writing in ALL CAPS is considered yelling, and may be interpreted as aggressive behaviour, which is unpleasant for the people reading. Any message containing one or more words in all caps (except for initialisms and acronyms) will be rejected, as will any message containing one or more words in bold, italic or underlined characters.
  6. Use of vulgar, obscene or objectionable language is prohibited. Forums are public places and your comments could offend some users. People who use inappropriate language will be banned.
  7. Mutual respect is essential among users. Insulting, threatening or harassing another user is prohibited. You can express your disagreement with an idea without attacking anyone.
  8. Exchanging arguments and opposing views is a key component of healthy debate, but it should not turn into a dialogue or private discussion between two users who address each other without regard for the other participants. Messages of this type will not be posted.
  9. Radio Canada International publishes contents in five languages. The language used in the forums has to be the same as the contents we publish. The usage of other languages, with the exception of some words, is forbidden. Messages that are off-topic will not be published.
  10. Making repetitive posts disrupts the flow of discussions and will not be tolerated.
  11. Adding images or any other type of file to comments is forbidden. Including hyperlinks to other websites is allowed, as long as they comply with netiquette. Radio Canada International  is in no way responsible for the content of such sites, however.
  12. Copying and pasting text written by someone else, even if you credit the author, is unacceptable if that text makes up the majority of your comment.
  13. Posting any type of advertising or call to action, in any form, to Radio Canada International  forums is prohibited.
  14. All comments and other types of content are moderated before publication. Radio Canada International  reserves the right to refuse any comment for publication.
  15. Radio Canada International  reserves the right to close a forum at any time, without notice.
  16. Radio Canada International  reserves the right to amend this code of conduct (netiquette) at any time, without notice.
  17. By participating in its online forums, you allow Radio Canada International to publish your comments on the web for an indefinite time. This also implies that these messages will be indexed by Internet search engines.
  18. Radio Canada International has no obligation to remove your messages from the web if one day you request it. We invite you to carefully consider your comments and the consequences of their posting.

*