Shania Twain has finally returned to music after a 15 year hiatus to a warm welcome with open arms.
The Canadian singer gave a high-energy, nostalgic performance at Stagecoach Festival this weekend, delighting the audience with her most memorable hits and giving them a taste of her new music as well. Twain debuted the song “Life’s About to Get Good” during her headlining set. The toe-tapping tune is a bit of a departure from her twangy country sound that dominated charts in the 90s, but nevertheless a breezy and enjoyable song for longtime Twain fans and casual listeners alike. It is slated to hit radio waves next month as the lead single off her highly-anticipated upcoming album, due out in September.
Twain, who is the best-selling female artist in country music, has put her career on the backburner since her last album Up! was released in 2002 to focus on her family. Fans had wondered if and when she would make a comeback after her absence on radio waves allowed for younger country starlets like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini to take the reins on the genre for a new generation. Ballerini even joined Twain on stage for a surprise performance of Twain’s smash hit “Any Man of Mine,” which topped charts in 1996 when Ballerini was just three years old.
With her strong debut of new music and a devoted fan base who have propelled her to county music royalty status, Shania Twain is rightfully back in the spotlight, and will be for a long time.