Shania Twain Finds Artistic Independence on New Album

“It Was a Huge Leap of Courage for Me to Do This Alone”

It looks like the 11th annual Stagecoach music festival will be the place to experience new Shania Twain music live.

According to California’s Orange County Register, her headlining set on April 29 will include a mix of new songs and her greatest hits. She said writing music for the new project was like therapy, since it marks her first time recording without her ex-husband and rock producer Robert “Mutt” Lange. She originally confirmed a new album on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony where she was named an Artist of a Lifetime.

“This was an exercise in independence,” Twain said of her writing process. “I really just wanted to test myself and push my limits and face my fears. I haven’t worked alone in a really, really long time after all of those years of being partnered with Mutt professionally. It was a huge leap of courage for me to do this alone and I knew I was going to be carrying the weight of it alone, too. I just kept challenging myself and telling myself ’OK, you’re going to write this album and we’ll find out what you’re made of these days.’

“It was tough at times,” she added. “Every single song was a nightmare because I was stressed about sharing it. It was a whole mix of feelings for me all the way around, but I’m so glad to be at the stage now where I’m ready to share it with the world. It’s a relief, actually.”

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