COUNTRY WEEKLY - Shania Twain story
Shania Hits New York
Shania Twain has shared a long letter with fans on her website, recounting her experiences attending the all-star concerts at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in late October to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Among the highlights for Shania were Bonnie Raitt’s rendition of “Love Has No Pride,” and performances by Stevie Wonder, Metallica, and legendary duo Simon and Garfunkel, among other. “The whole night I was on the other side of the fence, so to speak, taking in the music and the backstage experience like a true fan would,” she writes. “It’s nice to step outside of my ‘artist’ self and just enjoy and admire what everyone else is doing for a change. I love being an artist, but it’s also great to have the pressure off and allow myself to be the observer instead of the observed. Knowing so many of the people backstage from crew to performers, agents, security, etc., I felt at home, but nothing was expected of me other than to be myself, hang, catch up with friends and have a laugh. Very good for the soul and super motivation to go home and keep writing music.” Read the whole thing at shaniatwain.com.