"She is a global superstar and the top selling country artist of all time." That introduction from Jimmy Fallon is the only real way you can introduce Shania Twain. She is so well known that we all recognize her by one name. Heck, she didn't even bother to put her last name on the cover of her new album, Now. She may have been out of the game for the last decade, but her return is making waves.
Shania said she would not tour again after her Rock This Country Tour in 2015, so the news is a big surprise for fans.
The highest-selling gemale country music star of all-time is offering offering a deal that includes a Now album and T-shirt bundle with access to pre-sale tickets for her 2018 Shania Now Tour on ShaniaTwain.com.
Shania announced the tour on "The Tonight Show."
When you re-examine some of the most crucial and defining albums of the 1990s, you begin to get a better understanding of today's music scene ⎯⎯ through the eyes of such noise-making newcomers as Jon Pardi, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June and Midland, who are all breaking down the door with their rootsy mixture of throwback traditionalism and thoughtful progressivism. There is no imaginable way to recreate some of the landmark releases that made this list, but paying homage comes pretty close: from pulling fibers of the past together with a distinctly 2017 filter to going against the grain completely and reminding fans of the genre's gutsy past.
Below, we take a look at 10 of the most influential albums of '90s-era country music, ranging from the heavily-pop influenced to the raw, gentle songwriting of a few unforgettable tastemakers. Some picks were chosen for irrefutable commercial achievements, while others earned considerable acclaim for their artistic efforts.
10 Most Influential Country Albums From the 1990s:
If we're being honest here, which we are-- I've always kind of thought of Haim as these sisters who pal around with Taylor Swift and always look like their electricity went out in the middle of getting ready.
The Sisters released an album in 2013 and opened up for Swift on a bunch of her 1989 World Tour dates, but until they released their latest album, Something To Tell You, I kind of forgot about them. After they were on "Saturday Night Live" and played a random cover of Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" on the spot during a fan party I remembered.
Haim recently played a pretty unreal cover of Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" for an Australian radio show and guess what? They've covered Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac, Beyonce and Prince with just as much excellence. I'm kind of sad I forgot they existed.
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The Haim sisters know what's up. During a recent radio interview with the Australian show, Triple J, the sisters announced that, "if you want to date any of us, you have to be a Shania Twain fan." I love women that won't lower their standards.
Haim also took a moment during the show to cover Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" and took it to this poppy, moody, sleek arrangement of the classic tune. It was so simple, it seemed unreal. Not to mention, middle Haim sister (literally the one that's always in the middle, not sure their age order), Danielle, delivered a guitar solo in the middle of the song that only Keith Urban could've put into the song.
The video falls in line with most Twain videos-- vivid imagery, humor, self-awareness and a little bit of drama. Twain even tries on some of her old video outfits.
While Shania Twain's first single, "Life's About to Get Good" off her first album in 15 years, Now, is an upbeat, encouraging look at her past, present and future, her latest track is not. "Poor Me" is a dark, detailed look at her ex-husband's infidelity with her close friend.