AOL’S THE BOOT – Shania Twain New Single Story
Shania Twain No Longer an ‘Outsider’ in Nashville
By Gayle Thompson
Shania Twain is back, and she is better and stronger than ever. The Ontario native just celebrated sales in excess of 75 million albums, but she says that pales in comparison to what she sees on the horizon.
"For the very first time, I really feel like I belong here," she said at a party last week celebrating her return to Nashville (quote via CMT). "That might sound a little bit weird, but when you come from a small town in Canada, it's not like America needs any more talent. It has everything it needs. So I always felt like an outsider -- because I was."
The songstress catapulted to the top of the charts time and time again in the late '90s and into the new millennium, with hits like 'You Win My Love,' 'You're Still the One' and 'Come On Over.' But while she was achieving international superstar status, the five-time Grammy winner says she didn't enjoy all the accolades.
"At the peak of my career, I was in such a whirlwind that I was too tired to really enjoy what was happening," Shania acknowledges. "I was meeting everybody, and it was all just whizzing by, and I didn't take it in. Now I've been welcomed with open arms like never before, and it's just a really good feeling. I love what I do, and I'm so glad I'm back doing it again."
The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member is enjoying time with her new husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, while she works on a new album. She will head to Las Vegas next year to begin her 'Still the One' concert series at Caesar's Palace. Her new single, 'Today Is Your Day' is steadily climbing the charts.