Shania Twain has always been one of my role models.
The first time I heard her song “Any Man of Mine” on 107.7 in Henderson, TN, I was 12 years old. I remember hearing the song on the radio and thinking “Yessss!!!!” I loved the beat and the sass and the fact that it was such a departure from what was typically “Country” at the time, yet still had the twang. Yes, I cared about those things even then.
Then I saw the music video at a friend’s house (we didn’t have cable at mine) and it was pretty much life changing. Here was this stunning woman sashaying around a barn with her horses- being sexy and badass at the same time. Growing up on a farm and being a “horse girl”, I thought that you couldn’t be both a farm girl and sexy, but seeing Shania do her thing on CMT showed 12 year-old me that it totally COULD happen. You can be a country girl, have some sass and fire, and totally kick ass. She proved that to me, and it was a pretty major moment in my young life, realizing that you can be all the things.
Fast forward through a couple of decades of Shania being a badass…
and she’s BACK!
Her new album is called “Queen of Me” (LOVE the title and the cover art!) and she has a tour to follow. Yeah, it’s only a few dates, but if there was ever an artist worth a road trip for it’s her!
Photo Credit: Louie Banks
More info on the album and tour here.
Can I say it? Please????
“Let’s Go Girls”!
Also. check out her documentary on Netflix. It’s pretty fantastic!