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Shania Twain rose from humble beginnings to become the best-selling female artist in the history of country music. Born in Windsor, Ontario, she was raised by her mother and stepfather in Timmins, Ontario after her parents divorced. Twain grew up with her brothers in poverty as her parents struggled to make ends meet with a logging business, and began performing in local bars at an early age to help out financially. Two early stints in pop bands came to an end when her mother and stepfather were killed in an accident, forcing her to take a job singing at a resort to raise her brothers. Twain was eventually signed to Mercury Records in Nashville, releasing her self-titled debut album in 1993. The album sold poorly at first, but brought her to the attention of rock producer Mutt Lange, who offered to produce her next project. He and Twain married, and their partnership produced 1995’s ‘The Woman in Me,’ which introduced a new pop-country sound and scored enormous hit singles with “Any Man of Mine” and “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” The album sold more than 12 million copies and launched Twain to superstardom, but it was the follow-up, 1997’s ‘Come On Over,’ that cemented her position as the biggest crossover artist of her generation, selling more than 40 million copies worldwide. Twain released ‘Up!’ in 2002, which sold significantly less, though it was still a huge commercial success. The tour for that album would be followed by years of inactivity from Twain, who had a son, got divorced and eventually remarried in the following decade. She returned to the spotlight with a Las Vegas residency in 2012, and has announced a tour for 2015 that she says will be her last, accompanied by a new studio album.

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Shania Twain to Headline Eclectic 2017 Stagecoach Festival Lineup

Shania Twain stands out among an eclectic collection of country and fringe acts that make up the 2017 Stagecoach Festival lineup.

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#LetTheGirlsPlay: Tenille Arts’ Country Career Started With a Shania Twain Song

It started with a song for Tenille Arts, a Shania Twain song. She was singing "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" in her yard one day and eight years later she finds herself as one of country music's hottest newcomers.

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Taylor Swift, Shania Twain Top Forbes’ 2016 Highest-Paid Women in Music List

Two of country music's leading ladies are named among the highest paid women across all of music for 2016.

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Shania Twain to Receive Icon Award at Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music Event

Shania Twain is an icon in country music, and this winter, she'll earn her official medal. Twain will be honored with Billboard's Icon Award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music ceremony on Dec. 9 in New York.

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Luke Bryan Gushes Over Shania Twain: ‘I Still Get Starstruck’

Luke Bryan is one of the biggest superstars in country music today, but that doesn't mean he can't still get excited over one of his own idols.

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Yes, New Shania Twain Music Is Really Coming

Shania Twain fans are breathing a sigh of relief this week as the iconic country artist announced she will, in fact, be releasing new music soon, despite her Farewell Tour.

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Shania Twain Is Getting the Vinyl Treatment

Prefer your country music spinning? You're in luck — Shania Twain's full catalog will be available in vinyl form for the first time ever.

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Shania Twain to Be Honored With CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award

Shania Twain is the first female to be honored with CMT's coveted Artist of a Lifetime Award. The singer follows in the footsteps of previous recipients Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard.

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Shania Twain: Pictures Through the Years

Happy birthday to Shania Twain today, August 28! The singer has offered cutting-edge country music and fashion in the 18 years since releasing 'The Woman With Me' in 1995. While this wasn't her debut album, its success (over 12 million copies sold in the U.S. alone) changed the landscape of country music forever.

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Rapper Drake Dedicates Nashville Show to Shania Twain

Shania Twain may be a Drake fan, but Drake is definitely a Shania Twain fan. After the two posed for a photo before his show in Nashville, the rapper dedicated his set to the '90s and early '00s country superstar on Sunday night (Aug. 14).

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