Shania Twain has had a busy time of it recently. This has been an extremely significant milestone month for Shania with a best-selling book, a successful TV series, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and news of a headline residency in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace.
In the lead up to the release of her first new song in six years, Shania Twain has also been honored for reaching worldwide sales of more than 75 million. That makes her the top-selling female artist in the history of country music!
Chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville, Luke Lewis, paid tribute at an afternoon gathering at the Citizen club in Nashville to Shania’s talent, determination and vision.
The moment saw Shania come full-circle as she was honored for being the top-selling female artist at a gathering surrounded by several important people who helped her get her career in gear. The guests included Nashville attorney Dick Frank, hit producer Nathan Chapman – who has worked with Taylor Swift – and co-produced the new Shania Twain song ‘Today Is Your Day’ as well as Ray Kennedy, who mastered the new song, and producers buddy Cannon and Norro Wilson.
The worldwide premiere of ‘Today Is Your Day’ occurred during the finale episode of Why Not? with Shania Twain’ on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Sunday June 12 and is now available on iTunes.
“The purpose of writing ‘Today Is Your Day’ in the first place was self- inspiration,” said Shania, who co-produced the song with Chapman. “I was talking to myself and saying, ‘Today is your day. You can do it!’ But the decision to even write the song and share it was a big decision for me, to find myself as a songwriter again, independently, for the very first time after all these years. “Then the lyrics started flowing,” she said. “It was genuinely a melody that’s cheering me up. It became the natural theme song of the series.”
Chapman is a Shania Twain fan and so understandably excited and honored to work with her. He has been quoted saying:
“It was exciting for me as a fan and as a producer to find out just how brilliant she really is as an artist. She sounds amazing; she sounds better than ever. She is one of those artists who can tell a story just in the tone of her voice.
“The song itself is so uplifting. At a time when all of her fans are rooting for her and wanting her to come back and find her voice, she is turning that back around and she is rooting for her fans by giving them a song that they can play to inspire them.”
Congratulations Shania, come on over and put your feet up – you’ve earned it! Can’t wait to hear the new single!
Have you got a favourite Shania Twain song? Which one?
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