Shania Twain could write an incredible country song.

It would be possible to make several excellent country music songs from this material. Shania’s childhood was tough; she lost her parents in a car crash and contracted Lyme Disease during her career. 

Shania’s husband left her for another woman during the recovery process. Yet, despite those hardships, Twain says they helped her succeed.

“Every time something brings me down or tries to bring me down, it fuels more determination. So I’m feeling stronger than ever now in my life. And, and it feels good,” Shania Twain said in a CNN interview, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”

The show will debut on HBOMax on Friday and air on CNN.

She is completing her sixth full-length solo album, her first since 2017. “Waking Up Dreaming,” the first single from the album, will also be released on Friday.

Shania calls her new music “just the start” of a “new chapter.”

“It is a long way from the country,” Shania said about the song. “It’s high-energy boppy-poppy. In the video, I’m very much playing superstar; I am dressing up. And having a lot of fun with fashion and looks like never before. So it’s indulgent for me.”

It is not the first time the Grammy-winning artist has taken risks with her songs and videos.

Fans and critics flocked to her music video for “Any Man of Man” off her second album, in which she bears her midriff. Although the album was the bestselling country album of that year and won a Grammy, purists considered it not country enough.

“[They said] I’m a lap dancer. No, you can’t show your midriff. You’re gonna offend everyone. You’re going to offend the women because they’re going to be turned off by you and going to turn off the men. After all, you have this attitude toward men,” Shania recalls industry executives telling her. “But I just had to ignore that and go with my vision. Trust in that.”

Shania Twain has earned 18 Grammy nominations and is considered one of the best-selling artists.

“I had a really giant dream from a tiny child. I don’t know if I would have ever been satisfied not going for that dream,” she explained to Wallace.

Twain’s ‘giant’ dream almost ended in 2004 when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, resulting in dysphonia, which makes a speech, let alone singing, difficult.

“It was an unreasonable amount of work and pressure to continue as a recording artist. So I could do little one-off things, but with so much work behind it, I thought I could never be a genuine recording artist anymore. And get out there and sing it live,” she said.

In the end, Twain underwent surgery. Although the surgery was risky, the singer said it was something she had to try.

While dealing with her vocal troubles, Twain discovered her husband at the time was having an affair with her best friend.

“[There were] definitely moments when I wanted to pick up and plunked somewhere on another planet,” Shania admitted. “Music was always my great escape, but because I couldn’t sing during that time, I didn’t have an escape anymore.”

It turned out that her first husband had been having an affair with her ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud. Twain attributed Thiébaud’s contribution to her recovery.

She said, “I’m getting to the bottom of how to get my voice back again, and I’m feeling empowered. I’m remarried. My husband is incredible support,”

Added, “I’ve got an incredible son, so I’m starting to feel my life is coming back together in a very bright and sunny way.”

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