Wednesday, May 11, 2011 |
First aired on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
Long before Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood, there was Shania Twain. In 1995, she burst onto the scene with her album The Woman in Me, and changed the game of country music. That record sold 18 million copies, and her follow-up Come on Over was the must successful album ever by a female artist and the best-selling country album of all time.
But life for Twain hasn't always been easy. Growing up in Timmins, Ontario, her family sometimes struggled to put food on the table. And then at 22, tragedy struck. Twain's parents were killed in a car crash and she was left to raise her siblings. But there was always music to get her through the hard times. At least, there was until her 14-year marriage to music producer Matt Lange came to a devastating end, and Twain woke up to the startling realization that she could no longer sing.
Today, Twain is back. She's remarried, has her own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network and has just released From This Moment On, an extremely honest memoir that details her difficult childhood, the betrayal that ended her marriage and the events that made her who she is. She speaks with George Stroumboulopoulos about why she decided to write it and where she'll go from here.
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