Born; Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965 (age 52), Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Most of you will know a bit of her story I’m sure, she grew up and in Timmins, Ontario and from an early age worked very hard at her singing, guitar and songwriting. She was not an overnight success but when it came it has put her into a class with very few others. Given the title of “Queen of Country Pop” because we seem to really like to label people, she has had over 100 million in record sales making her second only to Taylor Swift for a female in the Country genre and who knows, had she come on the scene when social media and streaming were popular how much better she would have done.
She is the 25th best selling artist of all time (US sales) so trying to pin down what to talk about is difficult and she’s had so many #1 hits; 13 in Canada, 7 in the US and one of the most successful crossover (Country) artists showing up on the pop charts in Canada, US and around the world. Not to mention all the songs that made into the top ten or top 40 charts as well. She was back at it again in 2017 with another #1 hit.
“No One Needs to Know Right Now” written by Shaina Twain and Mutt Lange released on the The Woman in Me album in 1996. Charted #1 in Canada and the US. Not widely covered but hey its my favorite ST song!
Crystal Bowersox from American Idol 9 Top 6, Brandon Ray an up and coming Country singer, Niamh McGlinchey, a lovely young singer from County Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
“You're Still the One” written by Shania Twain and Mutt Lange, released on the Album 'Come on Over' in 1997, was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999, winning two. It won Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and lost Record of the Year and Song of the Year to fellow Canadian, Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". Covered over 20 times including 7 instrumental versions.
A nice jazz version from Austria, Simone Kopmajer
It was also ranked number 46 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s. Harry Styles performed a cover of Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" alongside Kacey Musgraves during a recent concert at Madison Square Garden.
“From This Moment On” written by Shania Twain and Mutt Lange released in 1997. #1 in Canada #2 in Australia. Covered more than 20 times to date. Not the smash hit like many of her other songs but a very lovely tune for sure.
This song lends itself very nicely to a duet and was originally recorded with Bryan White, an American Country singer, however White was unable to tour with Shania due to scheduling conflicts so she re-recorded the song. Most of the covers of this song are done as duets.
Shania Twain, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Budweiser Gardens London Ontario. There might be tickets still available!
https://secondhandsongs.com/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, http://www.shaniatwain.com/, https://www.rollingstone.com/country/pictures/shania-twains-20-best-songs-ranked-w505801/honey-im-home-1998-w505819, image from https://countryfancast.com/shania-twain-facts/