Monday, June 13, 2011

Shania Twain Returns

Country/pop singer Shania Twain released a new single yesterday, "Today Is Your Day," her first single in 6 years. It's the first release from her forthcoming fifth studio album. The ballad hits all the right notes to garner AC radio, with its big piano and strings production, but with just a touch of banjo to let country stations know it's okay if they play it too.

Twain hasn't put out an album since 2002's Up!, which was her second album to score with both country and pop audiences after her landmark 1997 album, Come on Over. The singer has scored seven #1 hits on the US country chart, starting with "Any Man of Mine" from her 1995 album, The Woman in Me. She is best known for her Come on Over singles that were big crossover hits: "You're Still the One," "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman."

Divorce seems to agree with Twain, who looks quite content on the single's cover. I suppose being showered with money (royalty checks) every once in awhile can't hurt.

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